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Sunday, November 22, 2009

St. Joseph's

When St. Ann's was in use as a boarding school it had an operating orchard on the grounds, to provide fruit for the resident schoolchildren and nuns. Remnants of this orchard, a pear tree and some apples, can be seen in this photo. On the left in the distance on the other side of Humboldt Street, the imposing structure was formerly St. Joseph's Hospital, Victoria's first hospital, erected in 1876. It has now been converted in apartments.

1 comment:

jam said...

I like the architecture of the school in the background as well as the orchard. Nice shot! Shall we exchange link?