Walking and Talking
This first image I have is from the back of the Deaf Children Australia‘s building. It is like a back door. I love old back doors like this, and the way the light comes into them.
I can imagine lots and lots of children running in and out of this door. Look at the windows and how high they are. They seem to be there for light and not looking out. I can remember old schools I went to that had high windows. If you look at the bottom of the door you can see some damage, I imagine that is damage done by water.
The whole building has much water damage, and that is part of the reason why the building needs a lot of restoration work. I will do some photos on that at some stage. Do deaf children make as much noise as other children?
I did pick up the phone to see if it worked, afraid it was silent, there is no one on the other end. I am told there are three phones, so I still need to find one. As some of you commented last time, it is strange to have a phone in a place for deaf people, but there were people working there that were not deaf and the phones would have been for them.
A comment was made about the phones being in such a public area, and how the children didn’t play with the phones. I suppose the fun was gone if you couldn’t hear the other end.
The phones are also up quite high. They certainly weren’t put somewhere for long conversations. You would have to stand to use them and I suppose the conversations would have been very quick.
I am hoping to get a new wide angle lens this week, and if I do, I will see if I can go back and do some more photos. I would like to do more close ups of features there.
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