Hallways: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

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Back in the sixties when telephones were fixtures often the hall was used as a place to sit and chat.

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Deserted hospital hallways are a bit unnerving when memories of trolleys wheeling too and carrying people to the wards or to the theatre and from the kitchen came the food. Noisy now quiet, disused.

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Also deserted is the halls of the bunker under the Presidential Palace in Saigon. Rooms off these hallways controlled the South Vietnamese army.

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At Angkor Wat many desserted hallways are found.

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The Hallway of the old university in Hanoi is a place of calm. Both the turtle and the crane symbolise lasting power and longevity. When the crane is on the turtle’s back it means a healthy long life of happiness.

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In the tropics some hallways are almost open to the elements.

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Some hallways are opulent with places to sit and rest awhile.

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Other hallways are short but still allow you to sit

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or just move from room to room.

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Some hallways allow for fun.

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In response to Cee’s prompt 

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. Commenced a masters by research in 2014.
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12 Responses to Hallways: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    Such a great post for this week. 😀

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  2. jeanne229 says:

    Love this “prompt.” Brought to mind so many of my own hallways. Psychologically, rooms in dreams are supposed to represent the various aspects of ourselves, or our level of well-being, our hopes and fears. It seems that hallways too are rich in symbolism. I could spend a day in some of these hallways.

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  3. pixiejan says:

    Love it…😀

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  4. A long, look back into so many cultures and older ways of doing things. it’s good to remember where we came from. It’s good to have fun with a skirt hanging around our neck, warning us where silliness might take us next. Loved this visit. Thanks, Irene.

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  5. Cee Neuner says:

    Irene, nice post for this week 😀

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