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By the Fireplace

One of the things that I love about these places are the bizarre scenes they often leave us when vacated. When put into context however, the pieces often do come together. This false fireplace may have been used to hang stockings just for the holidays, then wheeled from ward to ward so bedridden patients could enjoy those moments during the holiday.

Plastic braces to keep legs straight (perhaps helpful for someone with leg seizures) were scattered around the room, and a portable scale with a built-in seat can be seen in the background, which can easily weigh a non-ambulatory person.

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