Pictured above is what used to be the main building of the Wilhelmina Hospital, it's named after the great grandmother of our king. She laid the first brick in 1891 when she was 10 years old. 'Gasthuis' is actually kind of an old-fashioned name, you could literally translate it into guest house, of course the only guests were ill or even dead (see photo below).
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This street name (see photo above) still reminds us of that time.
In search for material to shoot for my big commission I thought it a good idea to photograph the remnants of the old hospital. Most of it is gone, but if you look closely you'll find some of its old glory.
Apparently there was a separate ward for women, as the name on this building implies.
|WG: ornament at a front door|
|WG: statue by Hildo Krop|