At the gloomy end of a ground floor corridor in St Thomas’ Hospital, London, hangs this paper mosaic.
There is no helpful sign to say who made it or when. It’s pretty obviously of Florence Nightingale, who founded the school of nursing at St Thomas’. I’m guessing it depicts Scutari, but that’s about as far as I can go.
Who is this officer, languidly at ease, sitting while Florence stands? Surely that’s ungentlemanly? Or does his sling excuse him?
This soldier’s face suggests he’s had enough of fighting.
Is this Florence again, riding in the carriage?
I only used the flash once, on this section, showing the dove of peace. I think I should perhaps have used flash for all of them. Next time I have the opportunity I shall try it.
In the meantime, if anyone reading this does know more about this paper mosaic, or has any ideas about where I could find out about it, please please let me know.
And next time I’ll try for better pix.