|The Foundling Hospital - |
The word 'hospital' was used in a wider sense than today,
to indicate 'hospitality'.
This weekend I revisited one of my favourite places, the Foundling Museum, to see an exhibition of tokens (I digress...more in a future post) and on a beautiful sunny day I took a walk around the environs of Brunswick Square to compare 'then and now'.
|A scene depicting a queue of children hoping to be admitted to the Foundling Hospital.|
Note the rural setting and open countryside.
|This print of the Foundling Hospital (18th century) is notable for the open|
space around it.
|Foundling Museum (central building) as seen from the |
far side of Brunswick Square (behind me is a road)
|The Foundling Museum - now home to a collection of works of art, |
including those by William Hogarth, an 18th century patron.
|The London School of Pharmacy - adjacent to the Foundling Museum|
|The west side of Brunswick Square.|
|Over the wall and through the trees, is the back of the |
|However, this once peaceful space is even now being hemmed in|
|The Post Office Tower.|