Beyond Little Italy, on the north side of Chinatown, is St. Vincent's Hospital. The place has been around a long time, expanded on through time, and is presently used as a chronic care hospital. This courtyard used to be open to the elements, but years ago a roof was added between the two sections of the hospital, and the entire space was converted into a well lit atrium, nicely sheltered from the outdoors. It's a quiet, calming kind of place.
Out on the north side of the hospital is a garden, one designed for patients in mind. Since the hospital is founded as and remains a Catholic institution, there is a shrine to Mary placed in the heart of the garden.
And now for something completely different, and yet inviting to a mind weary of a long day. This mural is on the side wall of a grocery in Centretown. I like the way the painting emerges from the brickwork.
That mural's on a grocery store? All we get here are tacky ads!ReplyDelete
Yes, though it is a small independent one, so maybe that's why...Delete
I would never have guessed that was a hospital. Oh the mural is gorgeous!ReplyDelete
There are the odd murals here and there. I've got to keep my eyes out for them...Delete
The hospital has done a great job in making it an inviting place, which in some cases must be a tough period for patients and families.ReplyDelete
Oh, yes. It does help in that way.Delete
Love the mural! Those spaces created by enclosing the areas between buildings are often quite nice.ReplyDelete
This one works nicely. Even the modern support beams compliment the older parts of the buildings.Delete
Murals are such a cost-effective way to embellish architecture. I wonder why there aren't more of them. This one is very cool.ReplyDelete
There are plenty of walls like that here that could use such designs.Delete
The hospital atrium look really quiet. But the Mural looks very, very nice. I like the bricks, like a part of it. Greets.ReplyDelete
I'm pleased that shot worked out nicely.Delete
Love the mural. It is very interesting---It looks different each time one looks.ReplyDelete
Cool looking hospital area. MB
Whichever artist painted it did an extraordinary job!Delete
Both the hospital atrium and then that mural seem to invoke a sense of peace; both are nicely done in their own ways.ReplyDelete
There are places like that, even in a city full of nutty politicians like this one...Delete
I love the look of murals painted on brick.ReplyDelete
It lends itself well to art.Delete