I have a photo post over at my writer's blog today, the first of two parts, about a street festival this past weekend in town called Glowfair. Go and check it out.
My final stop during the Doors Open weekend was the Elizabeth Bruyere Hospital in Lowertown. At that point in the day my camera battery was losing power, so I took several shots of the exterior of the building some days later. This building is named after the founder, a nun who led a mission of the Sisters of Charity to Ottawa from Montreal in 1845. They set up the hospital, schools, and other efforts, making quite a difference in the early development of the city. Today their legacy specializes in long term care.
The hospital was busy when I visited, with numerous specialists talking at tables that had been set up for the occasion about what they do. That included one who pointed out in a visual demonstration with hand cream and a black light device just how careless we tend to be when we wash our hands (let's just say most people, including myself, neglect the top of our hands). This squeeze toy was among the take homes I brought back from the hospital.
I chatted at length about two people working extensively in speech therapy pathology. One was a therapist, while the other was a technician, and their work often involves patients unable to speak verbally in finding other ways to work around that. This saying caught my eye.
Here are more exterior views of the hospital, including this quiet area.
This is an exterior view of what I'll be showing you in tomorrow's post. It's the chapel for Mother House, where the Sisters Of Charity are still based out of.