Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Bastille Day at the French Hospital

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Walking up Sultan Suleiman St. (also now know as Paratroopers Way), I wondered why the hospital was flying a French flag today.
Aha, it must be July 14, Bastille Day, le 14 juillet!
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Normally the French Hospital St. Louis flys the Vatican flag.
The dedicated nun-nurses and volunteers care for terminally ill patients, whether Christian, Muslim, or Jewish.
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But for a funny story about this hospice, see the beginning of an article by Aviva Bar-Am.
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9 comments:

Olga said...

I was (briefly) looking for the Bastille day celebrations in Tel Aviv, but couldn't find much. It's really cool to hear about the Jerusalem French hospital celebrating "le 14 juillet"!

Vagabonde said...

Lovely picture. I am pleased that they still have a French flag.

Robin said...

I'd forgotten about the donkeys, what a fun walk down memory lane you've given us today Dina.

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Robin said...

That IS a funny story!

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Hilda said...

How wonderful to have a hospice for terminally-ill patients.

Happy Bastille Day to the hospital and to all your French readers!

spacedlaw said...

Lovely building!

Hels said...

What a terrific bit of architecture that French Hospital St. Louis is. Thank you!

JM said...

That's a beautiful building!

Kay said...

I remember a friend back home who always celebrated Bastille Day with wine and French bread. Sounds good to me!