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Saturday, 20 August 2011

Garden Guys Hospital

A peaceful spot in Guy's Hospital (Southwark) with a statue of Viscount Nuffield, a Victorian benefactor. The hospital one of the oldest in the world, its history dates back to 1170. A charitable hospital until coming under the National Health Service (NHS) in 1993. It survived the black plague, the war of the roses, the great fire of London, the blitz. Think I'll head straight there for the next major catastrophe!

18 comments:

Steffe said...

Sounds like a good plan.

jennyfreckles said...

It looks very un-hospital-like! What a fascinating history, let's hope it continues and doesn't get bulldozed for some super modern place.

Luis Gomez said...

Great beautiful picture!

august2011 said...

Yes, but...will it survive NHS reform?
Such an atmospheric shot.

Sharon said...

I agree with Steffe. This place has a great survival record. It's also beautiful.

Karine said...

Amazing that it has survived so much, they sure don't build them like they used to!

RedPat said...

I think you will be safe there!

Jenny Woolf said...

Lovely. DOesn't really look like England, somehow .

Julie said...

Can the great unwashed simply wander in and about?

Julie said...

Also, meant to ask: who was Guy?

Gemel said...

Looks too relaxing to be a hospital.

Jack said...

A nice bit of geometry here, with the diamonds, rectangles and semi-circles. Very nice composition, Mo.

Angie said...

I think I was taken here for someone to look at my tonsils! Great building & a very good idea to head there, Mo.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a wonderful old building Mo, what a history, very impressive.. Love the composition of this shot looking through the arches.

imajoebob said...

I'm shocked it survived the Shard. Might've been worth about a few hundred million £s if they had needed the land.

Great PT department, by the way.

Babzy said...

very nice place indeed !

/t. said...

this would be
a great location
for a statue of vincent van gogh

× × ×

/t.

The Devil's Deal said...

Great pic, such an atmospheric location

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