I took these photos last weekend in Baltimore, at the Rosewood Psychiatric Center. (1 sec @ f/8 for the image at left and 2 sec @ f/7.1 for the one below; both shot with a 24mm lens)
I named these images "global I" and "global II". The coloration and condition of this room reminds me of a globe that I had as a kid; it's paper covering, tattered and faded; resembling the land and sea tones in these images. When I entered this room I sensed an intimate familiarity. I could not put my finger on exactly why I was feeling so comfortable; I just leaned back against a wall, sunk down to the floor and released the shutter a few times.