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Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Windmill St

A beautiful building looking rather tired. An interesting street name.
As the name suggests, there was indeed a windmill here, alongside a pond. Around 1746 a smallpox hospital was established in the street. It very quickly became too small and moved to various sites to accommodate the growing number of patients.

8 comments:

Tanya said...

A gorgeous building with such a dark history. What is it used for now?

Julie said...

very oirnate. Nice light capture ...

lunarossa said...

Hi Mo, I've never seen this buiding before! It looks so oriental, not at all like London. Well spotted. Ciao. Antonella

marley said...

That building has a lot of history! The details around the window are lovely.

Kris said...

A nice angle here.

mkhansen said...

Lovely. If tired, it looks like it is just waking up ... or perhaps just going to sleep.

BABOOSHKA said...

I discover another side of London all the time here. Love the sunlight

Marc said...

Lovely when light falls on buildings like that. Nice shot.

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