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Monday, 16 January 2012

Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park

A view from the grounds surrounding the Imperial War Museum looking out toward Elephant and Castle. The Imperial War Museum was previously a mental hospital but as far back as 1329 a hospital for the treatment of mental disorders existed here. During Victorian times 'asylum's' were moved to more rural areas. The last hospital closing in 1926. The freehold of the site was bought by Vicount Rothermere in 1930 to be made into a public space known as Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park in memory of his mother.

8 comments:

Emm said...

That is a beautiful photo Mo. I work really close to the Imperial War Museum but cannot get there in daylight in winter, unfortunately.

Sharon said...

Such a beautiful photo! It makes me want to walk here and enjoy this scenery.

Anna said...

Lovely spot.

Adullamite said...

Spoiled only by the large modern building at the back.

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gorgeous!

that's all

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Witness said...

Such a calm shot!

Nori said...

the picture which I have just imagined to your country.
Yes, it's just GREAT! Thanks, Mo!!

Jenny Woolf said...

Once again I learn something I never knew - that the IWM was a mental hospital. Thanks Mo, you always find good stuff, don't know how you do it!

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