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Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Healthcare Central

On the day after Christmas, Ichabod and I decided to take a walk. As we walked through one area I realized how many healthcare buildings there were. Some of these will be easier to figure out if you click on them.

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Then if you don't get better they always churches. ;-)

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For this one you really need to click on it and choose All Sizes, Large to see the church.
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24 comments

Blogger Nina said...

May you and Ichabod never need any of those healthcare buildings. At least with churches those are choices. They are nice looking buildings . . . I like the way churches look.

Tue Dec 27, 06:39:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, Nanina. I love the buildings in this town.

Tue Dec 27, 07:55:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Yeah, I like to snap pics of the buildings there when I get the chance. Something interesting in any direction there. Usually good interesting, heh heh heh.

Tue Dec 27, 08:12:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Yeah, Bucky, usually good interesting.

Next spring, when the flowers start coming up I want to take pictures throughout Heritage Hill. You know that area. The houses are so old and cool through there.

Tue Dec 27, 08:33:00 PM  
Blogger JD's Rose said...

Your town is so pretty! All our buildings are rather new. Any that have any form of character are torn down and replaced with new fandangle ones. No sense of style. Damn City of Perth.

Tue Dec 27, 10:21:00 PM  
Blogger hellokittn said...

I love walking down the Spectrum lane. All of the new facilities offer so much opportunity for growth around here.

Cat is petting itself on my monitor. I better go cuddle before things get ugly.

Tue Dec 27, 10:44:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Kylz, thanks! How old is Perth? The houses I want to photograph and post here next spring are mostly from the late 1800's. Back then they were actually out of the city limits. Now they're right next to downtown.

Chia, yeah it is great. Did you get the cat off of your monitor?

Wed Dec 28, 09:17:00 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

It's so CLEAN there. Wow. Seattle isn't quite so pristine.

Luckily, you're right near a facility should you ever find yourself with your head accidently stuck in a #10 can of VanCamp's Pork-n-Beans. Whew!

Wed Dec 28, 09:52:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Jim, yes, we're lucky indeed. :-)

The cleanliness might be linked to the fact that this area was heavily settled by the Dutch. One of the stereotypes that holds true about the Dutch is that they're very clean. In the city of Holland, about 25 miles from here, they have a ritual street cleaning during Tulip Festival. No, really, they do. People come from all over the country for Tulip Festival. And it's very, very clean.

Wed Dec 28, 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

When I saw your title and the first few words, I thought uh-oh, someone had to go to the hospital!

How nice to find out that wasn't the case.

;-)

Lots of glass in those buildings. I bet they have cool reflections on a sunny day.

Wed Dec 28, 10:04:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Danielle, oh, I hadn't thought about it like that. I'm glad nobody needed, either. :-)

The glass is cool. I almost took a picture of the Varnum building. That's the big glass one I can see from my apartment. It's great for reflecting sunrises.

Wed Dec 28, 10:34:00 AM  
Blogger Effie said...

Purty!! I love to look at the different buildings around towns too....here there are a few interesting ones, but in Hamilton--wow--even the industrial buildings are interesting in the right light!

Merry Christmas & Happy New year Squirl!

Wed Dec 28, 10:35:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Effie, I've seen some really cool buildings in Hamilton. Unfortunately, we never got out of the car so I didn't get any really good pictures. If I'd known you lived there when I went through last March I'd've invited you to lunch!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, too!

Wed Dec 28, 10:37:00 AM  
Blogger Von Krankipantzen said...

I live by a hospital too and have lots of clinics nearby. But none as nice as those.

Wed Dec 28, 05:31:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Oh, Kranki, I'll bet you know all about the hospitals and clinics by you. I really do like the buildings in this town. We've walked through this area before and I'm glad I brought the camera this time.

Wed Dec 28, 06:40:00 PM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

When I lived in St. Louis many years ago, I took dozens of pictures of church architecture. I wonder what happened to them. Oh! I remember: they are most likely in the boxes of pictures that my ex-wife “borrowed” (without asking) six or seven years ago.

Wed Dec 28, 08:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Amber said...

Hahaha you really got me with the churches at the end.

I thought someone might be hurt, but then I saw the pictutes. Those are really neat pictures.

Hope you had a Merry Christmas. And HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Last word ver I got was prohp

That means Pro Harry Potter to me.

And not I have ytirhb

Why tire, HB?

I'm haven't been getting any good ideas lately.

Thu Dec 29, 10:18:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

SS Nick, sometimes exes can be idiots. Too bad. Church architecture can be so beautiful. And I love architecture in St. Louis in general.

Amber, I thought the churches might be a good follow-up to the hospital stuff. :-)

Sorry you thought someone was in trouble. I didn't even think about that when I posted those. And I'm definitely Pro Harry Potter. I love my camera for when I can't think of any good story ideas.

Thu Dec 29, 01:32:00 PM  
Blogger greatwhitebear said...

apparently Grand Rapids has metamophisised from "Furniture City" to "Detergent Pyramid Scheme City" to "Hospital City". Not sure this is progress!

BTW, are there ANY public buildings in GR that don't have the Van Andel or De Vos names on them?

Thu Dec 29, 02:53:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

GWB, you know, I was thinking about their influence. I don't like it a lot, but we would really be short on things like healthcare facilities and venues for concerts and hockey games.

Thu Dec 29, 06:11:00 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

I love architecture!! When we visit Mr. E's family in New England, I always ask to drive around looking at the houses and buildings. They believe me to be quite addled, I'm sure. But you would go with me, wouldn't you Squirl??!

Thu Dec 29, 06:19:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Eclectic, you bet I would. I love looking at different kinds of buildings. There's nothing weird about it. Maybe they're just used to the architecture in their area.

Thu Dec 29, 06:25:00 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

Is your next post going to show where you go if you don't get better after going to church??? (Graveyards)
Love the architecture in your town!

Fri Dec 30, 03:02:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Tee hee, Sierrabella, actually I have thought about photographing the graveyards ever since I got my camera. I'll do that one of these days.

Fri Dec 30, 05:47:00 PM  

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