Because of the metro entrance, the location of the university, and other attractions of the the area, there was heavy foot traffic outside the hospital on 23rd St NW. As a circled the building, I did not notice much other foot traffic on the other streets except 23rd St. I am curious as to if the foot traffic causes problems for hospital traffic- for either the ambulances or the other vehicles trying to access the hospital.
This is one the side of the hospital on New Hampshire Ave NW. I noticed gardens around the hospital as well as red brick sidewalks- different from the typical concrete sidewalks (probably not significant but I noticed it). The gardens along with the architecture of the building made it very appealing to look at.
This was the courtyard between the medical school and the hospital. There were people sitting and drinking coffee on the benches. The shadows and shade created by the building made the area cooler than the sunnier sidewalk. In the distance, you can see the entrance to the metro on 23rd St NW.
This was one of two fences that encased a group of benches (those benches circling a GW insignia on the ground). This fence piece specifically states: “Seek Truth and Pursue it Steadily.” The second one, across the courtyard from it, states: “Joy of Healing Those Who Seek My Help.” I think this is in reference to the Hospital on one side of the courtyard and the Medical school on the other side.
This picture was taken behind the metro entrance, facing out of the courtyard to the sidewalk. What I noticed here was a decent number of homeless people sleeping on the benches and in the small courtyard right outside of the hospital. Seen in the distance are gates that mark the small park/courtyard from the general sidewalk.
This was the entrance to the Hospital. Like it says over the entrance: The George Washington University Hospital. I found that the name is found all over the building (sometime bigger, sometimes just as smaller placards). The actual entrance was hidden somewhat into the building so it is not right on the sidewalk. This picture was taken right outside the metro escalator.