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 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.