Thursday, 19 May 2016

Spitaltor

Right in the most central center of town, is the huge complex of the Hopital Civil. It's big, and it's old, very old. Legend says it was founded by Duke Attic (St Odile's father) in 675 AD. But the first written proof dates from 1119. Old. Nowadays, most existing building were built around 1718. On my photo, one of the entrances to the complex, the Spitaltor, or hospital gate. The chapel you see on the side is 'new': 1428.

Several other hospitals in Strasbourg, all of them much newer!

4 comments:

Gunn said...

What a wonderful building and what a wonderful sky!

Honest Abe Lincoln said...

That is very old but looks good.

bill burke said...

I love seeing old buildings that are still in use.

William Kendall said...

I like the tower aspect of this gate.