Wednesday, June 4, 2008

More Children's Hospital


Yesterday I showed you a little of the artwork around Children's Hospital, as well as the sign at the main entrance.  The cheerful ambiance is continued throughout the hospital.  Near the lobby on the second floor, a huge frog sculpture entertains everyone who walks by (above).  While he doesn't make sounds, what you can't see is that lights in his stomach blink on and off.

Outside the hospital's main entrance, a colorful catfish greets everyone who walks by or into the hospital.  The catfish was one of the sculptures found around Nashville a few years ago.  Local artists decorated the fiberglass fish, and businesses bought them for display.
Hanging from the ceiling between the elevators on the second floor, this colorful glass light fixture adds an artistic flare as well as light to the building.

Tomorrow, I'll show you a bit more and the staircase.

13 comments:

Rambling Round said...

Interesting, especially about the catfish sculpture. Our town will soon be doing butterfly sculptures to be unveiled on Riverfront Market Day in October.

Halcyon said...

That light fixture is really neat. There are a lot of creative people in Nashville, it seems!

ptowngirl said...

I like the uniqueness of the lights; I always love things with lots of colors!

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Jim said...

I like the catfish, if they only looked that colorful.

Dido said...

they're great! They'd certainly cheer me up.

Knoxville Girl said...

I love all the decor from the past 2 days. I think it helps not only the patients, but their families as well to have cheerful things to look at in a time of high stress.

quinttarantino said...

Muito interessante este post assim como o anterior.
E a foto do peixe gato está muito linda!

Abraham Lincoln said...

These are neat. I like them and the color.

crittoria said...

That light fixture is so cool!! I like the colorful catfish too....

brian said...

i love the frog! the light is neat too, i like the 'lighting' in your photo on that one...

George Townboy said...

Very cool place!!

Ming the Merciless said...

It does have a cheerful fantasy land feel and I'm sure the kids love the interesting animals at the hospital.

Good job on the photography.

Jim said...

Congrats on the Shelby St bridge posting.