The London Hospital

In order to experiment with the capabilities of the Leica, I took a photograph of what remains of the old London Hospital, a particularly bleak view, which doesn’t have much to recommend it, other than a slightly surreal sense of what the hospital used to be like in its old unreconstructed form:-

Beyond is a row of houses on Philpot Street which belong to the hospital, which, over the years, has bought up properties in the neighbourhood (testing the capabilities of the telephoto lens):-

The Hospital also seems to own the old deconsecrated church of St. Augustine with St. Philip, built in the late 1880s and now used as a library for the School of Medicine and Dentistry :-


6 thoughts on “The London Hospital

  1. Kate Woodhead says:

    The definition of the rose in front of the statue is fantastic – enjoy playing and i hope it will be a semi-permanent loan.

  2. Nigel Relph says:

    St Philip’s Church belongs to Queen Mary, University of London: it is the Library of the School of Medicine and Dentistry.

  3. Nigel Relph says:

    No problem. By the way I very much enjoy your blog daily. I transplanted from the East End to Australia 7 years ago and miss the richness of the London historical landscape. Nigel

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