Claustrophoia: Ship of Fools?

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© Donald Garrett
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My biggest phobia: CLAUSTROPHOBIA!!!!! If I had to be panicky in a tight place, at least I was amongst friends. ☺

A large bunch of JPGers on the elevator in St. Louis, making a mad dash to get a great sunset picture of St. Louis from the hotel side window. Guess who is photographing the group from the ceiling mirror! Names of the innocent are not divulged.
What is a "Ship of Fools?"
The ship of fools is an allegory that has long been a fixture in Western literature and art. The allegory depicts a vessel populated by human inhabitants who are deranged, frivolous, or oblivious passengers aboard a ship without a pilot, and seemingly ignorant of their own direction.

25 responses

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (1 May 2012):

    Great idea...Well executed!

  • diana a

    diana a gave props (1 May 2012):


  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (1 May 2012):

    LOL!!!!!!!!!!! I have one almost like it! I love it.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker gave props (1 May 2012):


  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (1 May 2012):

    That's quite a picture and an interesting description to go with it... I hope everyone was able to shoot a beautiful sunset out of that scramble of people dashing to the window.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (1 May 2012):

    What an interesting title that applies to this photo very well - LOL : )

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (1 May 2012):

    Very well done, super shot!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   gave props (1 May 2012):

    WoW! things you can do in an elavator!!!!! super...

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (1 May 2012):


  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (2 May 2012):

    LOL!!! You guys look like sardines! A comical entry!

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (2 May 2012):

    HA!! What a fun and vibrant photo!!! A very uplifting and happy scene....great job, Don!!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (2 May 2012):

    WICKED... Love it ;-)

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (2 May 2012):

    Awesome shot.... what fun!!

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (2 May 2012):

    WICKED... Love it

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (2 May 2012):

    good shot, Don!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (2 May 2012):

    Heady stuff.

  • Charles Rushton

    Charles Rushton said (2 May 2012):

    Makes an interesting abstract.

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton gave props (2 May 2012):

    lol, great shot.. what fun we had!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (2 May 2012):

    great shot!!!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (2 May 2012):

    Thank you for not giving out my, I mean names of those in the elevator!! Terrific shot!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (2 May 2012):


  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (4 May 2012):

    For me is a ship with friends!

  • Nadeem Shafi

    Nadeem Shafi gave props (16 May 2012):

    That is one good top-of-head looking group! :-D

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) said (26 Jun 2012):

    You and Bill have the same fear Don. He is extremely Claustrophobic. This made a great entry!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (27 Jun 2012):

    I never knew that I was claustrophobic until I got stuck in a small elevator for 20 minutes about 10 years ago. ....Luckily I was with my husband and the other 3 people inside were friends but before the problem got fixed which seemed like an eternity, I almost passed out from lack of oxygen.and a feeling of panic...I think of that experience every time I get in an elevator.This is a great entry.

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