More photos from the same trip down to the basements. Most of this was taken in the SR basement. Rumor around work is that this first "level" was the old Psych Ward / Morgue - no 'cooler' or any other signs of Morgue being factual, though - for the old hospital. Yeah ... there's genius for you. Stick the crazies in with the dead bodies. Thank the GODS for modern Human Rights laws:
The doorway to the first basement (where the SR is):
The grate on the SR door's "window." No glass ... just this:
The toilet units used in modern SRs. Sorry ... just something that's been sticking in my craw since some chicky on the Comments tried to say we don't let PTs in Seclusion use the facilities. Both of our currently used SRs have one of these installed. Those of you that have taken a trip to any "County Motel" would recognize the design:
The door to the right - the one you can barely see - is an open broom closet. The door straight on is the door that leads to the PT hallway. In other words ... just that separates YOU from THEM ... Muhahahaha. Well ... that and the fact that they don't realize that the exits out the basement aren't alarmed and have crash bars rather than locks from the inside. Shhhhhh ... that's a secret:
Ohhh ... looky ... rusted pipe. Actually, I'm happy with how the colors turned out on this.
The white indents are actually windows. I couldn't stand straight in front of them or else my flash would have glared terribly. They're for an internal office.
The inside of the above office. If you look to the right of the photo, you can see where the windows are. The look out onto a vast expanse of open space - well, if it didn't have junk filling it it'd be open.
The view down the hallway along the front of the above office. You can see the windows to your right.
All that water ... for Y2K. I mentioned that it's now 2006, but county admin won't let us get rid of it. Guess they want to 'age' it like a fine wine:
I'm /really/ not too sure what the heck this thing is. I know it's big and heavy looking with a decontamination sticker on it. At first I thought it was a sandblaster. Turns out it's some sort of suction machine they use whenever the sewers back up. Ewww ... it's a Poop Sucker.
You can barely make out the word "help" scrawled in the dust of the glass. First time I'd been down here, there were no handprints or words in the dust. OhhhhHHHhh ... eerie. (Nevermind the fact that just about any county health employee has access to this space. Shhhh).
EDIT: Much to the embarassment of my Admin contact, she did admit she made a tremendous error. The equipment in question is used for .... *~insert drumroll here~* conducting enviromentally specific experiments - including sterile. AHA! Yeah, I was wary of her explanation the first time around. I do have shots of the real "Poop Sucker" though .... looks NOTHING like this.
Absolutely pristine autoclave ... sitting next to the Poop Sucker ... rotting. We don't use metal instruments in the facility.
Anybody need a fridge? Or two? This whole room is filled with old refridgerators and exercise equipment. Funny sidenote ... the notes on the exercise equipment state that it's supposed to be taken to the dump.
Everything /but/ the kitchen sink? How about everything INCLUDING the kitchen sink?
Darn IT! Okay .. no swiping the monochromatic, antique IBM monitor. Gotcha.
-- Back down the where the bricks live --
Interrupted Chair having a conversation with TrashCan:
A closer look at the scorched brick pile. Obviously it was /something/ at one time. Not all of it has fallen:
More Electroporn for Bill:
A pipe coupling. I liked the colors: