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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

The Infant's Hospital

This cameo (the proper term for a plaque like this - if it was recessed it would be intaglio) is one of a few left from the Infant's Hospital in Pimlico. With roots going back to the 18th century, it pioneered research on malnutrition in children. Now, it's a block of flats.

posted by Ham at 00:47 -- Comments here: 5

Comments on "The Infant's Hospital"


Blogger Kim said ... (00:58) : 

A charming photo, Ham. And, I learned something new through your comments. Thank you!
PS-your new profile photo con guitarra is nice. -K


Blogger Gail's Man said ... (08:19) : 

Will you be showing us the others, unless they are all the same?


Blogger Nathalie said ... (22:48) : 

Learned some vocabulary today! And it's the first I hear of a old hospital becoming a set of flats. Amazing what time does to places...


Blogger Ham said ... (00:00) : 

Kim - thanks for that! I don't get it out often enough these days (for which some people are profoundly thankful)

Gail's man - the other photos are fairly drab - there's not a lot else to see

Natalie - In London EVERYTHING is turning into flats. Just remember, in London NEVER drop a matchbox.


Blogger perle de rosée said ... (18:17) : 

Poor little child ! However a good photo !


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