After the hundred years war, great parts of Europe where in a desolate state and most of its inhabitants wrenchingly poor. It was in the year 1452 that Nicolas Rolin, chancellor to the duke of Burgundy, and his wife decided to donate a hospital catering for the poor in the small town of Beaune in Burgundy. The beautiful edifice was used then as a hospital for over 500 years until 1971 and today still it is partly used as a home for the elderly. Through a special charta Rolin assured that the hospital was a leading center of research and charity during its time. While the care for the hunger stricken poor was free, the hospital funded itself with the care of wealthy patients that paid a good fee. Over the centenaries, the hospital was given many a legacy in cash or land and was soon on of the greatest land owners in Beaune. Still today it owns some premier cru vineyards in some of the best locations around the wine region of Burgundy.
Pictured here is the recreated main dormitory room for the poor with its rows of beds and its well equipped side tables, giving us a good idea of how the patients where treated in the days.
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alvaraalto (6177) 2014-08-08 14:23
Intriguing picture with a fascinating repetition.
bukitgolfb301 (36220) 2014-08-08 16:42
Hi dear Daniel, how are you?
Great continuation image with so vivid and eye-catching color. Very very geometrical presentation ata ll.
All the best and have a good weekend! Takero
jjcordier (76858) 2014-08-08 22:31
Intéressante photo, bien composée, de l'intérieur des Hospices de Beaune.
jemaflor (85510) 2014-08-08 23:41
Interesting effect with this perspective, well seen these details and perfect contrast well managed.
emka (79926) 2014-08-08 23:45
Hello Daniel, It is incredible that the hospital for the poor was used for five centuries and it is so beautiful. The poor patients were nicely treated in that time. Splendid composition on the diagonal with the red curtains. Hope to see more pictures from this beautiful place and town.
WArm regrad s Malgo
holmertz (41753) 2014-08-09 5:29
This was not easy to identify from the thumbnail. Even seeing it at full size I had to read the note to realize the long line of beds. I enjoy pictures that force me to look carefully and even do some thinking. You made a great composition of this red and white pattern and the bedside tables, all on a nce diagonal. It is an aesthetically attractive photo which also teaches me something through the interesting note.
rigoletto (34269) 2014-08-09 6:41
indeed, difficult to guess from the thumbnail. very good eye to recognize the rhythm over there, and a photographic idea very well realized. i like the repetition of crimson velvets, and your tight and creative cadrage a lot.
Noel_Byrne (24852) 2014-08-09 7:06
An excellent note to accompany this fascinating scene, I was wondering what this could be, but you explain it perfectly. How heartening to hear of such things, especially as over the past few months, the world seems to be going mad with war and terror everywhere. This post brought me a genuine smile, thank you!
All the best
Silvio1953 (123603) 2014-08-10 8:13
Ciao Daniel, lovely composition with beautiful repetition of elements, excellent perspectivr snd great clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
abmdsudi (43718) 2014-08-11 3:49
A good example of the use of perspective and love the light you've caught. Interesting brief infor, a subject - looking close to appreciate - made up of repeated similar solid shapes and patterns turned to an interesting a capture with red and white grab the eye so firmly there! A lovely crispy, finely shot with the 'olde' feel, Congrats, tfs
annjackman (19937) 2014-08-11 4:23
This is a fascinating picture and note. You have made an intriguing image out of the row of beds in their rich red colour. The repetition and close framing makes it graphic.
Kind Regards, Ann
mcmtanyel (14123) 2014-08-23 20:56
The predominant red and white with repeating patterns and the row of identical side tables create a very artistic photo.
COSTANTINO (56255) 2014-10-10 22:59
Hello dear friend
here we hav e a shot absolutely different
from the previous with originality
and repetition I liked your useful notes
about poor people and the use of this