Location: Quayside, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
Date: 02/09/2005 @ 14:35
Light Conditions: Bright/Overcast
Camera: FujiFilm FinePix A405
Focal Length: 6 mm
Flash Mode: --
Shutter Speed: 1/900 sec.
Post-work: Crop / Levels / monochrome / Colour Balance
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The Ministry of Love (or Miniluv in Newspeak) is one of the four ministries that govern Oceania in George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. The purpose of the Ministry of Love is to enforce loyalty and love of Big Brother through fear, torture, and brainwashing. The Ministry of Love building has no windows and is surrounded by barbed wire entanglements, steel doors, hidden machine gun nests and armed guards.
Another recycled piece that has been pulled from the shelf and dusted down. From now there'll be a selection of new and recent pieces, but for now here is the last of the re-releases. The following words were posted with the original version of this piece, and I re-post them unchanged from those sentences.
Welcome to the asylum. Sure, so I'm speaking of incerceration but this can be taken in a much wider focus; most people are slaves to something, trapped within confines; be they physical or emotional matters not, the results are the same.
This... this is just another foray into a dystopian future that's not so far from being conceivable.
This building is actually a modern art gallery these days, but its original function was as a flour mill, built way back when. It's located right next to the river Tyne, on the Gateshead (south) side.
Thank-you for the comment, and I'm glad that you agree with the intended atmosphere of the piece.