12 October 2010

So much depends on... [wheelbarrows]


At Elmina Castle in April 2007, where renovation still continued, these two wheelbarrows stood parked in the blinding sunlight. I couldn't help but remember William Carlos Williams' famous poem, and wondered what  these, in light of the castle's terrible history, would have prompted him to write. But perhaps no words can adequately express that horror.


[22 April 2007, Canon 20D, 24–105 mm f4 L at 99 mm, ISO 200, 1/250 at f13]

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4 comments:

Zhoen said...

A photo of a commonplace thing, now haunted.

pohanginapete said...

Zhoen, if ever a place were haunted, Elmina Castle's it.

Michael said...

I did a painting with this title long ago in art school. I'll have to look for it now.

pohanginapete said...

Michael, maybe you'll feel like painting another, this time called "Synchronicity"? (Thinking of Jung's use of the word).