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I'd really like to share with you these fascinating photos of Where Children Sleep

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BellaBearisWideAwake Fri 05-Aug-11 14:45:08

from this blog. Fascinating, sad, interesting

BellaBearisWideAwake Fri 05-Aug-11 14:50:57

worth a look

BellaBearisWideAwake Fri 05-Aug-11 14:58:00

oh somebody look at it!

Imnotaslimjim Fri 05-Aug-11 15:04:57

I looked


the contrast is amazing isn't it? Some kids seem so spoiled compared to others. But to each of them, it is normal life. The pregnant 14 year old and the outdoor mattress got to me the most sad

BellaBearisWideAwake Fri 05-Aug-11 15:06:19

oooh hello!

yes it was the pregnant one that made me sad

and the posh one from new york

utterly fascinating

Lizzylou Fri 05-Aug-11 15:06:30

Amazing photos, I was most disturbed by the camouflaged deer killing Kentucky boy, found that very eery.

But yes, a huge disparity in wealth.

BellaBearisWideAwake Fri 05-Aug-11 15:10:36

I was wondering about my DC pictures, what they would have said. 'XX lives a sheltered middle class existence in a commuter town'

AbsDuCroissant Fri 05-Aug-11 15:10:45

The first contrast is the hardest - ridiculously overwrought room and then the mattress.

ditavonteesed Fri 05-Aug-11 15:12:45

sad that is so awful, I think the worst one was the girl who lives in a cell at the top of her employers house. in fact they were all pretty awful, even the pageant queen one.

colditz Fri 05-Aug-11 15:13:34

It's beautiful. And heartbreaking

thisisyesterday Fri 05-Aug-11 15:20:11


the 14yr old pregnant girl really got to me too... she just looks (is) so young, just a child

and the family that live on the dump too..

i want to help them all

BellaBearisWideAwake Fri 05-Aug-11 15:39:45


BellaBearisWideAwake Fri 05-Aug-11 16:14:14

I think the most normal to me one was the boy who liked American football.

5inthebed Fri 05-Aug-11 16:42:45

Gosh, some really sad ones there. The cell one was horrible, as was the mattress in the middle of nowhere sad

Think I might show these to DS1 when he moans on about not having x or y in his room.

ShowOfHands Fri 05-Aug-11 16:50:13


What's really interesting to me is the balance between necessity (having to sleep somewhere because there's nowhere else) and what's imposed on you according to somebody else's decision (from the cell like accommodation at the top of the house to the princessy/young deer killer, neither end of the spectrum chosen by the child).

redrobin Fri 05-Aug-11 16:50:15

what great pictures. heartbreaking. my children are so overpriviledged, with their own rooms, proper beds, toys. poor wee children, especially the ones living over the dump. we are so lucky. phew, am all emotional. thanks for the link,

argghh Fri 05-Aug-11 16:52:00

Yes, definitely one to share with our children when they are moaning

petitdonkey Fri 05-Aug-11 16:55:32

Great link, very thought provoking.

Catslikehats Fri 05-Aug-11 17:00:57

Amazing photos and heartbreaking.

(and on a lighter note you'd think Jamie's parents with all that money might change the carpet in his room!)

Sandalwood Fri 05-Aug-11 17:09:26

There was a thread about this when it was in the Telegraph last year. But it's good to be reminded of it. They are amazing.

FairyArmadillo Fri 05-Aug-11 17:11:15

Amazing collection of photos. The Nepalese girl who worked as a domestic servant is heartbreaking.

Zorayda Fri 05-Aug-11 17:14:15

Thanks for the link - a thought-provoking set of images.

BellaBearisWideAwake Fri 05-Aug-11 18:51:13

I hadn't seen it before. Glad I have now

colditz Sat 06-Aug-11 08:17:54

The little boy in Tokyo - his bedroom looks JUST like my boys' bedroom. Right down to the PoohBear and the Game Cube

BehindLockNumberNine Sat 06-Aug-11 08:31:26

Wow, what an amazing, though provoking, set of pictures.

The matress in the middle of nowhere got to me the most. Truly awful. And the deer killing hunter gun toting boy's room was disturbing too.

As for the rubbish dump family and the pregnant girl and the locked up domestic worker - very very sad.

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