Tag Archives: Soviet Union

1952

This is a picture that I posted over the summer after coming back from a couple weeks in Israel and a day in Jordan. We went on an ATV tour near the Syrian border and explored this abandoned Soviet hospital from 1952, which I still can’t get out of my head (maybe because this picture is my computer background). I love a few things:

– the Hebrew graffiti
– the “Cuckoo’s Nest”-like hallway
– the starkness of the light
– that the eye really travels through the photo

I’m rather proud of this picture, and amazed at how much has changed in the world since 1952 when the Soviets built and abandoned a hospital in what was once British Palestine.