Sunday, December 21, 2008

huntington hospital


pasadena's massive hospital is quite an interesting piece of architecture. not only does it have a lovely palm tree lined entryway, it also has a bridge connecting the two wings. oh, and our good friend deb works there!

10 comments:

Cafe Observer said...

A berry nice place 2 visit, but i wouldn't want to have to stay there.
How's de nurses in de veterinary dept?

Kathy H said...

It's gotten so huge since I had my babies there. I agree with Cafe Observer - don't want to stay there. But if you have to stay at a hospital, we're lucky to have such a good one nearby.

ben wideman said...

Cafe, I think our four legged friends have to take their sicknesses elsewhere.

Sarah Jane said...

I just had a baby there this year. My birthing room had a window so the sun was shining in the room when I gave birth. That was so nice.

ben wideman said...

what a cool moment Sarah Jane!

PJA said...

What street does this entrance face? I used to live in an apartment on
California Blvd across from the grocery store. The hospital owned the apartment - our rent was an unbelievable $150 per month. One day 28 years ago we got a notice telling us we had to move out because expansion was about to begin. I had my two kids there but we've since moved away and this does not look at all famiiar. I'm just wondering if this is where my apartment used to stand.

Mister Earl said...

It just occurs to me that the bridge between the two buildings echoes the bridge that once connected the two parts of the Green Hotel.

ben wideman said...

PJA, this photo is taken facing south on California.

Mr. E, fascinating association!

locho said...

Hey, look at that! Did you know that when they built these new towers, they took architecture from local places in Pasadena to get inspiration including the Green Hotel.

ben wideman said...

I didn't know that - but I guessed that might be the case. It certainly screams Pasadena when you take a look at it.

I think I do need to get another photo of this lovely building.