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d'Orsey, Paris. It was a glorious entry. It was sunset -- a red brilliant sun set that formed a back ground of gold for the city of dreams. In the glow stood the great Eiffel Tower, at its base the city and were were entering Paris!
 
d'Orsey, Paris. It was a glorious entry. It was sunset -- a red brilliant sun set that formed a back ground of gold for the city of dreams. In the glow stood the great Eiffel Tower, at its base the city and were were entering Paris!
m    Dr Brewer & his charming wife met the train. Their son Taddie B. was coming with us. Dr B. was in military uniform & showed his consciousness. He was most cordial, however & advised us to to to Heuilly that night. We went without baggage in a cab for 7.3.60. Cheap! It was a long beautiful drive thru the heart of Paris. It was 9:30 when we came to the American Ambulance hospital. Astonishment is a mild way of saying that were were overcome with the immensity and handsomeness of our place of abode. The hospital occupied a plot of land corresponding to two city blocks at home. It is so new that it is not finished. It is a four story brick building in the form of a semicircle. The ends being joined as a diameter, an inside court is thus formed. There are towers on either end & a large central turret, which bears a clock and flies the red cross flag. It is an ideal hospital with beautiful well lighted wards.
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m    Dr Brewer & his charming wife met the train. Their son Taddie B. was coming with us. Dr B. was in military uniform & showed his consciousness. He was most cordial, however & advised us to to to Neuilly that night. We went without baggage in a cab for 7.3.60. Cheap! It was a long beautiful drive thru the heart of Paris. It was 9:30 when we came to the American Ambulance hospital. Astonishment is a mild way of saying that were were overcome with the immensity and handsomeness of our place of abode. The hospital occupied a plot of land corresponding to two city blocks at home. It is so new that it is not finished. It is a four story brick building in the form of a semicircle. The ends being joined as a diameter, an inside court is thus formed. There are towers on either end & a large central turret, which bears a clock and flies the red cross flag. It is an ideal hospital with beautiful well lighted wards.

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Image 7 of 71 Wyndam Bolling Blanton diary, 7 July-2 August 1915

d'Orsey, Paris. It was a glorious entry. It was sunset -- a red brilliant sun set that formed a back ground of gold for the city of dreams. In the glow stood the great Eiffel Tower, at its base the city and were were entering Paris! m Dr Brewer & his charming wife met the train. Their son Taddie B. was coming with us. Dr B. was in military uniform & showed his consciousness. He was most cordial, however & advised us to to to Neuilly that night. We went without baggage in a cab for 7.3.60. Cheap! It was a long beautiful drive thru the heart of Paris. It was 9:30 when we came to the American Ambulance hospital. Astonishment is a mild way of saying that were were overcome with the immensity and handsomeness of our place of abode. The hospital occupied a plot of land corresponding to two city blocks at home. It is so new that it is not finished. It is a four story brick building in the form of a semicircle. The ends being joined as a diameter, an inside court is thus formed. There are towers on either end & a large central turret, which bears a clock and flies the red cross flag. It is an ideal hospital with beautiful well lighted wards.