cane hill | observing the disintegration of the titanic

The first floor dormitory of Male Ward E (Turner) was one of the safest in the hospital. The floor had already collapsed and I doubt anyone would consider even walking on the remaining perimeter.

It felt like viewing photographs of the wreck of the Titanic. Once the submersible had gained its bearings, the list of missing, collapsed and newly exposed areas would begin: "Crow's Nest; Gone, Captain's Quarters: Collapsed; Promenade Deck 'A': Collapsing." It was the same at Cane Hill: "Male Ward E; Dayroom floor gone, Administration; Records removed, Vincent; Destroyed by fire."

The group gingerly made their way back across the elevated walkway which, despite the large hole in its floor, probably felt a hundred times safer now.

Collapsed floor of Male Ward E domitory into Male Ward E day room. View north-east. (Z27:1.04:NE) © Marlon Bones 2007