Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Monroe Regional Medical Center


This is the main entrance to the Monroe Regional Medical Center, arguably the largest and the best hospital in the Ocala area.

You can read all about it here.

23 comments:

Snapshutter said...

A nice inviting entrance must make the visits just a bit less painful.

James said...

I hate going to these places but it sure helps when they are nice like this one.

Don and Krise said...

Beautiful entryway. Love the use of the brick here.

Olivier said...

cela ne ressemble a un hôpital, belle entrée très moderne

Vogon Poet said...

Is it blood that on the tiles?

Wolynski said...

You really do take some wonderful photos.

As for the swimming pool below, I find that digital goes too blue in daylight. I adjust the color balance to warmer in almost all my daylight photos - no big deal, it takes 30 seconds.

As for the film v. digital - soon it'll be a moot point, as there'll be no film available. As one who spent many years in the darkroom, I say, hooray and hallelujah.

Bob Poris said...

My eight day stay was as pleasant as a hospital stay can be! Everyone treated me as if I were a relative or a long term friend. I am glad it is here.

Hilda said...

Wow. Before reading your text, I thought it was a hotel!

Small City Scenes said...

Very impressive. I guess if I had to go to a hospital I would go there. Of course I am not there.
We have a Monroe Valley Hospital out here---a nice place but many years ago it used to be call Death Vally hosp. But now it is pretty good for a small town. MB

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The entrance is wide and welcoming. I;m sure it's reassuring to live in an area with a good hospital. You never know when you might need to spend time there.

Memphis MOJO said...

Some photos look better from an angle, but I like this one straight on. And I absolutely love the bricks.

Daryl said...

Very impressive ...

Halcyon said...

They may be the best, but I still hope you are not making use of their services!

Layrayski said...

and it seems to be one of the most beautiful.

Jacob said...

@ Wolynski - You may be right about film, but I'm not sure. I know a number of master photographers who still shoot all their landscapes and art photography on film.

In fact, the latest issue of one of the photography magazines features several beautiful landscapes, all on Fuji Velvia 50...albeit 4 X 5.

But film will never come back again as a commercially viable product for the masses. Digital is just too easy.

Jarart said...

A nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to stay there! And only nice to visit if you are going to see the new grandbaby or something on that order.

Jacob said...

@ VP - Yes, lots of blood. I think we had a shoot-out that morning and they hadn't cleaned things up yet. It was between the Seminoles and the Gators.

cieldequimper said...

It looks modern and "inviting". I'm not sure that's the right word for a place we try to avoid though. I have to lol @ VP! Are sports so deadly in Ocala? ;-)

m_m said...

Looks massive! Great entrance!

Cezar and Léia said...

Wicked to say, but if you didn't mention it's a hospital I'd guess it to be a hotel...
God bless you!
Cezar

Leif Hagen said...

It looks like a beautiful place. I hope you only visit it as a visitor and not as a patient! Keep eating you green vegies!

Lois said...

That is a beautiful entrance! I still don't like hospitals though.

Nikki Beaumont said...

Very pretty! And glad that you left out all of the nurses who are standing around smoking at least 40 feet away from the building.

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson