Tuesday, September 8, 2009

H is for Hahnemann Hospital


I passed Hahnemann hospital when I was on my way to Chinatown the other day. The hospital was established in 1885 and is a mix of old and new buildings. The bottom photo shows part of the old building and the top one shows part of a mural on one of the newer buildings.

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22 comments:

Cheryl /Ashton said...

I so enjoy seeing the beautiful architecture in your photos. Its refreshing to stop and truly "see" something!

Jacob said...

Two excellent photographs of an old, revered institution in Philadelphia!

Well done, James!

Sistertex said...

The mural is fantastic, 'H' handsign a great job there. You find such interesting things.

And the hospital's lettering and the way the light and shadow falls reminds me a little of Stephen King's 'Kingdom Hospital', just a bit on the mysterious side. Did you use photoshop on that photo at all James?

Nice post!

RuneE said...

You definitely get a Gothic feeling here - the Hand suited it very well.

Leslie: said...

Good one...love the architecture here and the part of the mural must be showing some type of sign language. :D

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous architecture, terrific shot, James, as always! Really interesting building -- could be out of a Gothic movie! The hand mural is different to say the least!

Enjoy!

Sylvia

Lois said...

I like the first one depicting the sign language letter H and that looks like a beautiful reflection of the blue sky in the windows in the second shot. Lovely!

Thom said...

As a kid i taught myself sign language (just the spelling) and knew right away what the first picture was about. Wonderful photos my friend :) aloha

Olivier said...

j'aime beaucoup la peinture murale

Paula Scott said...

Beautiful-both the old and the new.

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful entrance and I loved the modern mural!
Great shots James!
God bless you
Léia

photowannabe said...

Love the mural and the old building architecture. Great shots.

Mara said...

I love the lettering of Hahnemann and Hospital. They don't do it like that anymore...

Amit Gupta said...

both the pics are awesome ....i specially like the above one...

Roger Owen Green said...

I would have guessed that it was a church. You could have all the money in the world but you'd be hard-pressed to replicate that building's detail.

Tumblewords: said...

Haunting mural...the architecture is wonderful, wonderful!

Life with Kaishon said...

I love the sign language H so much. What a fantastic picture of a beautiful Mural!

Vogon Poet said...

Great detail of the building, useful and effective mural.

Q said...

I feel so inspired by your post.
You have a wonderful eye.
I shall look at the buildings in my city differently.
Thank you.
Sherry

Leora said...

Great modern mural combined with fine Gothic architecture!

I gave you an award. (I thought I had an email for you, but whatever I had bounced...)

Rose said...

I love the architecture of the old part of the hospital--it looks like a Gothic church. Thanks for sharing!

Grace and Bradley said...

Fantastic images! I like the blue sky in the window of the second image.