The Escapist

“Reading gives us some place to go when we have to stay where we are.”

– Mason Cooley


Photo taken by the author at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness


3 thoughts on “The Escapist

  1. Love the framing, the tones and the layout of this photograph, Nikita. A number of features remind me of my own urban existence. The dark coffee shop, the tower, the blank façades, and a trace of life and humanity. Still, there is a kind of beauty in that bleakness, or perhaps I’m just hoping that is true.

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    1. Hi Steve, thanks for your comments. Glad you understand why I took this photo. It seems to show an impersonal world and yet a morsel of humanity still shines through. I’ve always admired Edward Hopper’s paintings of lonely but self-contained people in urban settings. I took this one round the back of the hospital where I’m still captive. There are picnic tables under the trees outside the dining room and it’s a sanctuary for staff and patients on a sunny day.

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