November 25, 2012

50 Taverns

New project, a continuation of the Streetscapes Series. This one involves a concentrated effort to enjoy the process more. There are lots of historic buildings, many of which are taverns. According to an article by freelance writer Kym Wolfe "The first tavern opened in 1826. By 1850, there were 25 saloons and a mere five years later, when London officially became a city, the number tripled to 75. In the 1870’s there were 170 taverns and hotels in London." So... 50 taverns, 50 beverages. I have already completed ten images, this one was the fourth. An evening out with my friend Sharon, owner of Richmond Cleaners.

“This building, dating back to 1854, was the original home of Josiah Blackburn’s “London Free Press,”. It served as the Queen’s Hotel from 1871 to 1920 and became the home of the “Farmer’s Advocate” from 1921 to 1965. With the intention of bringing “A Taste of Europe” and its warm hospitality to London the Marienbad opened on March 8, 1974. The restaurant took its name after the famous Czech spa Mariánské Lázne - Marienbad.” Excerpt from website: The waitress recommended the German beer, Hacker-Pschorr.

TT04 Chaucer’s Pub (Image Size: 5.5" x 9")

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