Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Delft J - Joris




Some institutions, like Joris in Delft - or the "St. Joris Gasthuis" are determinative for the city and have it's roots in the city. Everyone in Delft knows Joris in one way or the other. For example, my father and I have worked there a couple of years, my aunt worked there for over 20 years and another aunt was admitted to St. Joris because of her depressions. That's right Joris is a mental hospital. 


It used to be a big secluded park with lots of old small one, two story high buildings. Joris is old, very old. It's roots go back to 1394. With the merging of hospitals and "bringing mental care to the districts" one by one of the old houses were closed and now only one building has been left in the park that had so many "pavilions" once. 



6 comments:

  1. So are the old houses still there, just closed up, or have they been torn down? Thanks for sharing, Han...love learning. :)

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

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    1. All are gone, there is nothing left, but one house, the one I mentioned in my post. Sure they were old and outdated. But I love old and out of place houses.

      Han

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  2. Loved reading. Have a great day Han

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    1. That is so nice of you to say, Leigh, thank you.
      Have a beautiful day when you read this.

      Han

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  3. Yes, almost all bigger town had theirs own Joris.
    Nice building, realy nice .

    Mona Lisa

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    1. You are so right, every town had a place like this, and now all are gone. A pity? Yes and No. A pity because most people really liked living in a group and strolling through the park, no because it was a very secluded place and not many people did even know how to talk to these people.

      I'm glad I learned to talk to them when I was very young...

      Han

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