Hospital San Juan de Dios (part 1), Granada, Nicaragua
Visited 4.8.2012 by jonahi. The main building was so gorgeous that I fell in love with this place immediately. The roofless hospital was constructed between 1886-1905, and after its abandonment, there were plans to convert it into a museum or a medical school, but as you see, nothing has happened. The city of Granada had hired two guards with rifles to the front door to prevent people from wandering inside to the ruins. But the guards have never succeeded to scare me away, so I simply went in from the other side of the huge place. One picture tells that an old grandma was just as rebellious as I, haha.
One day the hospital has had a beautiful inner ward with a mango tree, a place to watch the evening sun colour the main building orange. There was so little left from the original hospital equipment that without the turquoise-tiled walls and many sinks I probably couldn't have quessed what this place was.
More pictures coming later!