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Vitres du preventorium by NomNomBurgerZ Vitres du preventorium by NomNomBurgerZ

Vitres du preventoriumby NomNomBurgerZ

Photography / Urban & Rural / Urbex©2012-2014 NomNomBurgerZ
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Vitres du préventorium.
Windows of the sanitorium
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VomitBean Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
I saw this image a few days ago, and I thought it brilliant. I hope I can properly explain why.
There is such a sweeping vista here..or there should be with all of these windows and the curved wall that seems to invite all of nature to the interior of the building. and yet...look at the frosted glass, what does it do? it makes the outside world only a faded uncertain impression, like a view of the past. All the focus of your vision is directed back to the interior and held there. The many vertical and horizontal lines of the structure are like prison bars. It seems to flirt with a message of hope but yet keep the person trapped inside this place. I would feel hopeless and claustrophobic in a design such as this. So I find it very interesting that it is a Sanitarium. It is disturbing. I enjoy the look of the architecture from outside views, the style of the 1950s, but not the inside view :fear:
NomNomBurgerZ Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Curiously, I felt uncomfortable in this place, even ignoring its past. I actually felt like the feeling of being trapped, and I was happy to go outside occasionally, because the countryside is very pleasant, around this place.
This part was yet the most enjoyable part of the inside because the windows slightly colored light gave a really great atmosphere.
I feel bad for the children who were treated here.

Thank you for this great comment :)
VomitBean Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
oh god...children :slamhead:
btw, I saw an image of this same room by Zerberuz today, and I saw in his comment he said it was a rainy day. I thought perhaps I had misunderstood the effect of the window, and that it was caused by rain and not a more permanent design. So I feel encouraged that my comment was not more "misunderstanding" which I have been doing too much this week :roll:
also, :giggle: this may not surprise you but I have enough crazy people in my family, some of my ancestors who are now dead were kept in such places as this (but with more brick and less glass, lol) and they were given the old electroshock therapies etc when they were considered "good science". I often think of one who was named Violet when I see your images of old wheelchairs with straps on them. Being crazy is never fun, but so often I don't know if the illness is worse, or the "cure". :fear:
As long as I am rambling on I will ask something I have been wondering. To me, it seems that the work of both you and Zerberuz has strong elements of social commentary and often a haunting of true human horror to them. I wonder if the Urbex style is meant to convey "social commentary" and perhaps political commentary, or if it it more commonly just people who find the beauty in decay and old gothic-type moods. I so often see "politics" in this work, and I wonder if that is just because I am an American. lol
If you show an American a cheeseburger, or a butterfly, or even a grain of sand they will see politics in it. if you doubt that is true, I can prove it, but it would take even more talking XD :blahblah: :laughing:
NomNomBurgerZ Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
You are far from being crazy, but crazy enough to make me laugh a lot :D
I do not like politics, even though I know it is very important in what we show. I prefer and I try to have a neutral look on things.
My personal interest is very diverse: history of a place, of an industry or of a family, architecture, geography, etc..
But I think the main interest is the feeling when exploring, alone or almost alone, in a forgotten place, and to see the beauty of decay. :)
VomitBean Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
To "like" politics these days is a sign of character flaw lol I make serious effort every day to try to NOT pay attention and yet too often I fail. It is like the impulse to stop and stare at a street fight or a burning building.
Okay I understand. Often when I look at Urbex photos I think it is a weird paradox, that when Humans have been removed from the human places, that is the best opportunity to contemplate the humans themselves. You can see who they were by the stains and shadows they have left behind them. So in that way Urbex is more like a meditation than a Political treatise. cool :thumbsup:
NomNomBurgerZ Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
I don't like politics, but I have my opinions, for sure ;)
Each time I listen to politics, it irritate me :lol:
Also, I think I like urbexing because it prove me that nature always win. The place can be polluted in depth, nature always comes back.
:butterfly: :shamrock: :jackdirt: :leetcrab: :hexentanz:
VomitBean Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Holy Merde, Mister
humping rabbits represent Nature recovering from pollution? omfg :rofl::faint:
NomNomBurgerZ Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
I guessed that you would notice that joke ;D
Silence-in-your-head Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
le coin le plus sympa dans ce batiment je trouve :) et t´as super bien mis sur photo ;)
NomNomBurgerZ Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
Merci, oui c'est vraiment une partie lumineuse, et qui donne une belle impression :)
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