Barcelona, a photo a day

Time for a break

This is inside the Hospidal de la Sanra Creu i Sant Pau, hospital of the Holy Cross and Saint Paul. Opened in 1401, it is one of the longuest running hospitals in the world. Rebuilt in 1905, it is a very fine example of catalan modernism. Unesco classifies it as a world heritage site.

I posted this photo before, on june 27th 2009. The reason I am posting it again is that I will spend 10-15 days in this hospital (in the brand new wing, opened 6-8 months ago), getting some plumbing done, a quadruple coronary bypass (yep, was supposed to be a triple). Therefore, for the very first time, this blog is momentarily on holidays. Will be back asap.

Several of my fellow bloggers already know about my operation, and really, guys, YOU ROCK! Thanks for your support, prayers, thoughts. C ya soon, folks!


Map picture

26 responses

  1. mia

    Wow.. that hospital doesn't look like a hospital. That's maybe the prettiest hospital I've ever seen.But it's beautiful! And it's got so much history!

    I do hope you get well very soon!!! We're including you in our prayers! Much love, from Mia all the way in Manila 🙂


    July 5, 2010 at 1:08 pm

  2. Hope everything is fine with you ! Please have a nice start into the new week.


    July 4, 2010 at 7:59 pm

  3. My best of luck wishes to you! Do take a good rest. Wishing you a smooth and speedy recovery. We shall miss you.


    July 3, 2010 at 1:54 am

  4. even the hospital looks stunning.
    gr8 shot! ^0^
    i'll be praying and wishing for you to
    have a swift recovery,
    i'll be missing barcelona for awhile then.
    but take care of yourself okay?! ^0^
    get some good rest.


    July 2, 2010 at 3:52 am

  5. A most beautiful looking hospital. All the best for your coming op and may you be up and about soon. I shall keep you in my prayers. God bless.
    Melbourne Daily Photo


    July 1, 2010 at 8:36 am

  6. So beautiful.
    Sydney – City and Suburbs


    June 30, 2010 at 10:25 pm

  7. Good luck! I hope all goes well. You will definitely be in my thoughts.


    June 30, 2010 at 12:29 am

  8. Oh dear. You will be in my prayers, Rob. I hope the surgery goes well and that you recover quickly. Big hug from Manila! And I hope Mandy doesn't mind. 😉

    I remember this photo well. I've never had to stay in a hospital and I hope that I never will have to, even if it's as gorgeous as this one.


    June 29, 2010 at 9:42 am

  9. So sorry to hear of your health issues, best of luck and I'll hold you in prayer. Beautiful hospital, should help in your recovery!!


    June 28, 2010 at 5:44 pm

  10. I have never seen a hospital that looks so beautiful.
    Tell the doctors to do a very good job!! 😉
    We are all over the world thinking about you and hope that you are back out in your big city again, with your wife and your camera!
    best wishes from Gunn in Stavanger.


    June 28, 2010 at 12:08 pm

  11. You've got prayers from around the world my friend. We'll be here waiting for you. 😉


    June 28, 2010 at 6:17 am

  12. What began that well and beautiful, certainly will continue to be good and nice – so should you and your health. Many getting well wishes.


    June 27, 2010 at 10:19 pm

  13. We all wish you a speedy recovery! We'll keep an eye on things while you are getting the plumbing done!

    What a beautiful hospital. In the U.S., we certainly don't have hospitals built with such beauty and elegance.


    June 27, 2010 at 1:47 pm

  14. Beautiful!!


    June 27, 2010 at 9:26 am

  15. Stunning image. It doesn't look like a hospital. I like the architecture.

    Get well soon Rob. You will be in my prayers.


    June 27, 2010 at 3:29 am

  16. A very beautiful photo, Rob. All the very best for your “little holiday” and a speedy return to the real world,blogging.


    June 27, 2010 at 1:14 am

  17. Beautiful hospital! Best wishes for a speedy recovery from the Sonoran Desert, Arizona


    June 26, 2010 at 9:15 pm

  18. Sending you Hawaiian healing intentions!

    Aloha from Hawaii

    Comfort Spiral


    June 26, 2010 at 6:27 pm

  19. Get well soon.

    Best wishes from Delhi, India


    June 26, 2010 at 5:38 pm

  20. Tell Mandy that we'll be gathered around her in spirit as she sits through the long hours of your plumbing redo. May the hands, eyes, skills, and minds of your doctors and nurses be at the top of their game as they work on you. Sending all good and healing wishes from Vermont.


    June 26, 2010 at 4:13 pm

  21. That is absolutely stunnin! Its so fairytale like. Best wishes for a safe a speedy recovery!


    June 26, 2010 at 3:58 pm

  22. Bon courage ! Remettez-vous bien et à bientôt !


    June 26, 2010 at 3:38 pm

  23. Besides thanking you for this beautiful image and kind / humorous comments on our blog, I really want to wish all the best for your health!
    God bless you!


    June 26, 2010 at 2:48 pm

  24. What a beautiful hospital with lots of character, history and beauty!
    All the best to you as you have your “plumbing” redone! Know you're in our thoughts and prayers, Rob!
    Nice to catch up on your blog this morning!


    June 26, 2010 at 2:43 pm

  25. All the best to you in this challenge!
    I will patiently wait for beautiful Barcelona's photos as long as needed.


    June 26, 2010 at 2:39 pm

  26. Best wishes to you for your surgery and recovery. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    What a beautiful hospital. I am sure that a hospital to elegant in decor and with such a long and rich history attracts excellent doctors and staff. If you let them know that you have let the world know about the hospital by featuring it on your website, maybe they will give you extra attentive care.


    June 26, 2010 at 2:34 pm