Restful Respite

February 27, 2016

I took this photo  at a hospice for children in Leopardstown. I was given a tour of the building during the course of which I came to realise the enormous emphasis that had been placed on the mental welfare of the very ill children and their parents who would be catered for here. It was very much about the quality of care and the caring attitude that would prevail. Much emphasis on an inviting outdoor atmosphere was a major consideration.

I felt a sense of tranquility in this seated area to the front of the building and I felt it would bring some brief respite to those affected in the midst of great trauma that is inevitable in such a place. I felt it celebrated the uniqueness of such a place.

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