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.