March 30, 2015

"Song-ography, the 'Another Brick in the Wall' edition...

Do you remember sunny days?

Yeah me neither.  That's why I'm time hopping to last Autumn for some sun AND color for this week's Song-ography.  Plus, I completely forgot that I never posted any photographs from my day surrounded by lots of brick walls at Norristown State Hospital, previously known as "The State Lunatic Hospital".  Yeah, a great place to hang out on October 31st.  If it wasn't so sunny, it would have had a major creep factor.

"I don't need no arms around me
And I don't need no drugs to calm me...

"Another Brick in the Wall"
Norristown State Hospital Campus
Norristown, Pennsylvania

Despite all the decaying brick walls surrounding the 265 acre campus, it is still an active psychiatric hospital in the suburbs of Philly...tho greatly downsized.  Opened in 1879, it was the first institution in America to recognize female physicians.

I have seen the writing on the wall.
Don't think I need anything at all...

These photos are from Building #17.  It is the former  Acute Admissions Building on the campus of Norristown State Hospital.  But now?   Even in neglect and decay, it is intriguing and beautiful.  Just a bunch of bricks.  Falling down. Engulfed in overgrown branches and weeds.  

We don't need no thought control...

...All in all, 
it was all just bricks in the wall."

-Another Brick in the Wall (Pink Floyd)

Just a sunny day in the neighborhood.  One brick at a time.


Funny thing happened last week.  I had been toying with next week's Song-ography suggestion for quite awhile.  I mean, there is a LOT to work with in this song.  But I've kept it on the back burner.  That is UNTIL I got a message from one of our regular participants (hmmmm...talkin' about MOLLY!), suggesting the same song I'd been pondering.  So she pushed me in the direction of throwing this one at ya...

"American Pie"
Don McLean

Maybe the longest song everrrrrrrr!  Yet, I know every word.  Lots, and lots, and LOTS of possibilities with this song.  So let's see whatcha can do with it NEXT Tuesday.  In the meantime, thanks for linking up.  Take some time and visit a few of the other participants.  And one last thing, I hate being a biatch BUT...please only link up to Song-ography if you have a photograph that is influenced by a song or lyric. I mean, that IS the point of this link up.  I don't want to discourage participation but I am going to start deleting links that don't abide by the purpose of Song-ography.  It's simple:

Song + Photograph = Song-ography

Bend it.  Stretch it.  Morph it any way you'd like it.  But PLEASE don't make my inner biatch come out folks!  It ain't pretty.

(click on image for description of Song-ography)