3.01.2012

1904 Post Hospital

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{Photos by Ruth}

Yesterday, a couple hours after I went to the post office, my grandma calls and excitedly tells me that after months of trying to get me in The Post Hospital, it's finally going to happen. You might remember this post featuring the outside of it. The military owned it and the barracks surrounding ever since it was built, but recently they have left the area and the historic buildings are left to the National Parks and National Trust. So  now there's actually a future for this building instead of just being forgotten! 

Of course I was ecstatic that my cousin and I would get to live out the weird little childhood dream of going inside the building, and then I realized I had sent out my nurses uniform and cap just hours earlier to the other side of the world, as it was a part of my shop my closet post. 

What are the chances?

But

I had another nurses uniform, so it was all good. Because everyone has a spare vintage nurses uniform right?

Right. 

So I hope you enjoy these pics, I'll be posting more of exploring the abandoned barracks, stay tuned!

1940s hair tutorial here 

Nurses uniform-Urban Eccentric Vintage 

 Cap and shoes-Courtesy of Twila Jean   
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59 comments:

Betty2Tone (Laura) said...

I don't know if you took them like that on purpose but I LOVE the ghostly feel of some of those photos

Auntie Stina said...

I'm with Betty...the ghostly effect is super awesome!

Emma Litton said...

Beautiful photos! That's so great you finally got to go in. Also, you look simply amazing. I especially love your hair.

xo,
Em

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

I LOVE IT. Hot, sexy wartime nurse. Sooo... gorgeous.

Johnny and June said...

You look magnificent!!! Fantastic photos!

Rizza Lana said...

The whimsical approach on this kind of hospital. Gorgeous for real, plus this hair is, ugh. awesome. Do a tutorial of it! ;)

Amanda said...

Hi Solanah! What an intriguing post! As always, you look stunning and the photos you've shared are fabulous! Your visit to my blog last week really made my day! I just love hearing from you! I look forward to reading more about the Post Hospital! Hope to see you around as estate sale season picks up! Take care!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda

art deco dame said...

Amazing photos!really love this post.the feel is fantastic

wacky tacky said...

AMAZING PHOTOS! Clearly, you could cure whatever was ailing sick solders!

Courtney said...

gorgeous photos. i love the red shoes and red lipstick.

mjMuffin said...

I work in the Presidio of San Francisco, another old military post now a National Park. I love all of the old buildings and how many of them have been converted to fit the modern visitor center, museum, office, non-profit org, restaurant and even homes without losing their old personality. However I too have always wondered about one of the old hospitals insides. I hope they have plans to let people in soon so that I can finally see for myself too.

contrary kiwi said...

Ah of course. I always have two vintage nurse outfits handy for those numerous occasions when I'm invited to visit historic hospitals.

Well, not really. But I'm going to find at least one!

Vintage-von-Virgo said...

Fantastic photos! You look amazeing:) Ideal place for photo sessions.

Alice said...

this is sooo so cute. nurse costumes are the best!

Straight Talking Mama! said...

What amazing photos!

Marie said...

Wow, these photos are fantastic...what a setting! Fit for a horror movie I think, but very nostalgic at the same time! I love the blurry photos, they're very haunting!

Jess said...

Amazing place, and beautiful photos! you reminded me of a tv show we have had over here in the UK called 'Call the midwife' its based on true storys in east london in the 50s, you would fit right in with that outfit:)
Jess x

Sassy T said...

impressive pics. Ooozes vintage.

hollywilde said...

My old school used to be a hospital run by Florence Nightingale and still has the Ward numbers up on the walls, so when I saw these pictures, I instantly thought of school!

Carrå Åsgård said...

Lovely pictures, I'm so jealous at your hair! :)Hugs

Bandita said...

these are absolutely amazing!

Carys said...

These pictures are amazing, and I love your outfit!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Miss Amethyst said...

i love those pictures!!!! amazing hair too. very ghostly!

Joyness Sparkles said...

These pictures are fabulous! I would love to tour a building like that...how nice!

Sunjo said...

What a cool photo shoot! I love it!

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Jo, Owner, CutandChicVintage.etsy.com said...

Beautiful photographs! You look marvelous!

KristiMcMurry said...

These are eery! But in a good way, for sure. I love that you got to go in, and that you just happened to have a vintage nurses uniform. Only you!

Tasha said...

What a wonderful opportunity to get inside! I love the photos, too, especially the punch of red with the shoes. Looking forward to seeing more.

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

I love that you went to that place dressed that way. haha you're so funny, and these are great shots!!!!!!!!!!! You look beautiful.

Peachy Keen said...

Wow, you look beautiful and what an interesting place!

Jade


http://91peachykeen.blogspot.com

Dakota said...

These are gorgeous!!! What a stunning, haunting space, and you look swell. I know this sounds odd, but I can't help wishing modern hospitals were still in these big lofty old buildings.... it would make going for check-ups a lot more appealing, haha!

LandGirl1980 said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the ghostly images ones!!

Hannah said...

The amount of times I have nearly bid on vintage nurses outfits, you have now confirmed that this is a fantastical idea. You look beautiful, these shots are so cinematic xxx

Zane said...

AMAZING photos, just love them

Vicki said...

These photos are amazing! And you look so pretty in your nurse's uniform! I love the ghostly feel of the pictures, very neat and appropriate.(:

~Vicki
deckedoutinruffles.blogspot.com

Coedith said...

First picture would look great with a cigarette.

Nancy Wilde said...

Ravishing! I love it!

Erin Salafia said...

I know almost everyone has said it, but those ghostly pictures! They are amazing. Kind of chilling but in a beautiful, ethereal kind of way.
Such an enchanting old hospital too. When I was in Victoria we got to ride around an old fort and army base, but we weren't allowed inside the hospital or anything. The fort itself was very interesting though. I love old buildings =]

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VintageDanielle said...

Absolutely breathtaking photos. I truely believe you were born in the decade, like me :) Maybe we were twins haha.

MAKEUP BY SHERRY BLOSSOM said...

The photos...speechless!!!

You are like a BLAST FROM THE PAST!!!

eat my shorts said...

Fabulous photos - what an amazing building too.

Mrs Molly Doll said...

These photos are wonderful! And of course, every gal has a spare vintage nurses uniform tucked in their wardrobe for occasions such as this ;)
x Molly

Kristian said...

How lovely, the photo's ghostly effects are especially nice.

Rhiannon said...

I like facing the window with the radiator the best!

patchworkandlace said...

Hi just found your blog ,i love vintage ,yourpictures are gorgeous ,love the uniformx

Circus Girl (Zoë) said...

You are just too adorable for words! I love the nurses uniform and I love even more that you had a spare! :) The building looks incredible! :) x

Kristi-Lee said...

I am in the Air Force and I work on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI... I have a feeling that you would have a field day posing with all of the old-school buildings and aircraft that are now historical landmarks since the attacks in WWII. I actually work in one of the hangers that were bombed right next to the flight line and it's very cool; some people believe that it is haunted!

Lulu said...

Everything about this post is sublime! nd I love that you have a spare vintage nurses outfit - true dedication! x

Abigail said...

I just LOVE old building. Just walking around and squinting your eyes a tiny bit and almost seeing it in like it used to be. If you want to see somthing cool, go to the Kansas state capitol. They redid al the paint work to its original colors and things like that. Its so wonderful!
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Perge said...

This is an awesome post. I have been tailgating your post and you have a lot going on. Love your post!

P.S. I am a freelance Photographer and you did gave me an idea about my upcoming shoot. :)

Andi B. Goode said...

This is so cool! I really love these photos.
-Andi x

CherryRosesea said...

This is so awesome! I came across this kitty purse on etsy. Thought you might get a kick out of it. Am looking forward to more of your posts!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/81469780/kitty-cat-handbag-purse-clutch-evening?ref=sc_1&sref=

Purrfect Kat said...

loved every bit of this post!!!!!!!!!!!
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casey said...

I think this is my favorite set of photos you've ever posted! What a neat experience to be able to explore the building a bit more thoroughly--and in proper attire no less! ;) Love your red pumps, btw!

BaronessVonVintage said...

Wow, beautiful and a little ghostly at times. Fabulous photos!

Jessica said...

Stunning! I hope I can pull these things off once my little boy arrives. It will be interesting to be a vintage vixen momma :) Here's hoping!

Kelly-Marie said...

Hauntingly beautiful! I especially love the picture of you looking out the window, White on White with the light streaming in, breathtaking. Can't wait to see more of the building.

Renee said...

Great photos.

Great building.


I'm a nurse and don't even have a white uniform or a cap:) haven't had one since graduation.:)

Sarah Dee said...

Okay thats it! I'm officially searching for a vintage nurses uniform for the day I graduate!

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