st johns | doom and gloom

The first ward we ventured into was a children’s ward. Garishly coloured, the primary hues were now peeling off the walls, revealing the early pink standard colouring of a female ward. Cartoon characters decorated the walls and, in some cases, the individual rooms.

A window looked out onto a wall.

Hop-scotch was painted on the floor.

The whole ward was dark and grim. It didn’t suit our mood. Children and madness shouldn’t go together.