“The Anger of Silence” A Face In The World Of Silence Old Ohio School For The Deaf Columbus, Ohio WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: ”Face” Published Friday, May 13, 2016 https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/face/ Like this:Like Loading... 21 Comments vronlacroix says: May 13, 2016 at 12:10 PM You capture the sculptures play with light and dark well. LikeLike Galen911 says: May 14, 2016 at 9:22 AM Thank you. Lighting was tough that day… I was glad the image came out the way that it did. Again… thank you for your kind comment… Galen LikeLiked by 1 person Pingback: Face (the Face) | What's (in) the picture? Jude says: May 14, 2016 at 4:26 AM That’s a truly a lost and desperate face. Great choice for the challenge Galen! LikeLike Galen911 says: May 14, 2016 at 9:54 AM Thank you Jude. There are six of these face sculptures placed around the arch of the main entrance to this old building built in 1898. My understanding is the faces are intended to depict different attitudes and emotions… both positive and negative… of the students. I felt this “anger” one was the most explicit of the different expressions. The school is no longer at this location and the building is used by the Columbus Public Library. Galen LikeLiked by 1 person Jude says: May 15, 2016 at 2:44 PM I wonder what sort of a life deaf people had way back then. LikeLike Galen911 says: May 15, 2016 at 7:01 PM Not very good. They were very isolated. Often the results of their hearing impairment was mistaken for a mental handicap. Putting handicapped people away in residential schools has never been the answer… yet even today that often is what happens. Placing deaf people into a subculture of what is now referred to as the “deaf community” just adds another disability to their impairment. The faces in stone around this archway are fascinating… yet sad in that they speak to the primitive conditions of deaf education of that day. And in many areas we haven’t made much progress. Galen LikeLiked by 1 person Jude says: May 29, 2016 at 8:45 AM So true Galen, there are so many ways where man hasn’t learned. I like the quote: The one thing that man has learned from history is that man has never learned from history! LikeLike Galen911 says: May 29, 2016 at 9:25 AM Oops… if you happened to read my initial reply to this… you will probably notice that my mind was on an entirely different post. Sorry. This is a very good quotation… and you are right… there is still so much to be learned and prejudices to overcome. Galen LikeLiked by 1 person Jude says: May 31, 2016 at 9:22 AM It could have been me having finger problems using my tablet that caused confusion with the reply!😁 LikeLike Galen911 says: May 31, 2016 at 2:16 PM You should see me when I try to text on my phone! My thumbs simply don’t match up to that tiny keyboard display. My grandkids can text so fast they deserve a speeding ticket! I’m so slow that by the time I am finished there have been two upgrades to the software! Galen LikeLiked by 1 person Jude says: June 8, 2016 at 1:34 PM We have this ‘age thing Galen, which affects our fingers! 😀 LikeLike Galen911 says: June 8, 2016 at 4:28 PM You really didn’t need to remind me… did you? Galen LikeLiked by 1 person Jude says: June 11, 2016 at 7:36 AM Haha!😂 LikeLike aj vosse says: May 18, 2016 at 9:04 AM Have you seen and hear the new version of the S&G classic “Sounds of Silence?” I think you would enjoy it as much as I do!! 😉 LikeLike Galen911 says: May 19, 2016 at 1:09 PM No… I haven’t. I’ll have to look it up and take a listen… Galen LikeLike Galen911 says: May 19, 2016 at 2:36 PM Sent you an email… LikeLiked by 1 person aj vosse says: May 19, 2016 at 2:55 PM Yes! I’ve also never heard of them before but it is a powerful rendition that I’m now totally hooked on! I simply can’t get the song out of my head. I’ve explained briefly in tomorrow’s post! (I wonder how they would do The Boxer… or Bridge Over Troubled water???) LikeLike Galen911 says: May 19, 2016 at 5:13 PM An interesting thought… Galen LikeLike Little Voice says: May 31, 2016 at 9:17 PM That would scare me into silence. LikeLike Galen911 says: June 5, 2016 at 7:19 AM Agreed! It certainly has an unsettling appearance. Galen LikeLike Comments are closed.