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Round Robin Photo Challenge

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This week's challenge is "Ye Olde Watering Hole," which was suggested by Maryanne of Inside the Gilded Cage.

For this challenge I chose to dig up photos of famous pubs:

Spaniards Inn

This is the Spaniards Inn, just off of Hampstead Heath in London. Notice that it sits quite close to the road. Just outside of this shot is a place where the road narrows and only one car can get through at a time. A toll house used to sit there. The infamous highwayman Dick Turpin used to sit in the upper room just to the right of the sign. There he would watch the coaches as the approached the toll booth with an eye out for likely targets.

Jack Straw's Castle

Down the road is Jack Straw's Castle. Unfortunately, this building only dates to 1964, but a pub has stood there since the early 1700s.

Sherlock Holmes Pub

The Sherlock Holmes pub has been around for nearly half a century. It stands on the site of the former Northumberland pub. This is mildly interesting to Sherlockians because Watson served in the Fifth Northumberland Fusiliers, a regiment that still exists today. The Sherlock Holmes has a web site that is worth a visit.

Hofbrauhaus

This is the famous Hofbrauhaus in Munich. This is a popular place for tourists and locals alike as evidenced by their web site. Fortunately for us, it was within walking dstance of our hotel!

Fitzgerald's

Finally, this is Fitzgerald's, famous from the BBC series Ballykissangel. The show ran from 1996-2001. The filming location of the series was in Avoca, a small town in County Wicklow with is just as famous as the location of the oldest continuously-operating handweavers in Ireland. It's also not far from poet Thomas Moore's "Meeting of the Waters." Be sure to click on the link for a 1999 interview with a young actor on the series named Col Farrell.

I'm up late, so I'll be posting since it's past midnight where I live. For the entire linking list please click here. I don't know if I'll have the time to incorporate it later today, but I'll give it a shot.

As always, you can click on any of the pictures for a larger version. Thanks for visiting!

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7/26/2006 12:29:21 AM


8  Comments |  Add yours!



Gravatar Karen Funk Blochersaid:
Okay, now I want to fly to London for shepherd's pie at the Sherlock Holmes Pub (which is ever so much better than the Sherlock Holmes Hotel). Is that wrong?
Date: 7/26/2006 4:59:02 AM

Gravatar deslilysaid:
great pictures!! I've never been out of america myself and the only "pub" i would think of is the Cheers bar in Mass.
Date: 7/26/2006 7:33:33 AM

Gravatar Suzanne Rsaid:
How neat to be able to share your travels with you, and especially these neat pubs across the pond!
Date: 7/26/2006 1:25:50 PM

Gravatar Tammysaid:
I love these old buildings. Your photos never disappoint :)
Date: 7/26/2006 1:46:19 PM

Gravatar Janetsaid:
Mmmm...lovely buildings and now I want a pint!
Date: 7/26/2006 3:21:16 PM

Gravatar Carlysaid:
Oh London... I have always wanted to visit there, and now more then ever! :) Great entry!
Date: 7/26/2006 4:00:07 PM

Gravatar tesssaid:
Neat pubs and stories. I'll make it there one day!
Date: 7/26/2006 6:27:10 PM

Gravatar Maryannesaid:
What a wonderful international journey of watering holes! Thanks for sharing these photos and history with us on the other side of the duckpond!
Date: 7/27/2006 10:19:27 AM

Gravatar Karen Funk Blochersaid:
Okay, now I want to fly to London for shepherd's pie at the Sherlock Holmes Pub (which is ever so much better than the Sherlock Holmes Hotel). Is that wrong?
Date: 7/26/2006 4:59:02 AM

Gravatar deslilysaid:
great pictures!! I've never been out of america myself and the only "pub" i would think of is the Cheers bar in Mass.
Date: 7/26/2006 7:33:33 AM

Gravatar Suzanne Rsaid:
How neat to be able to share your travels with you, and especially these neat pubs across the pond!
Date: 7/26/2006 1:25:50 PM

Gravatar Tammysaid:
I love these old buildings. Your photos never disappoint :)
Date: 7/26/2006 1:46:19 PM

Gravatar Janetsaid:
Mmmm...lovely buildings and now I want a pint!
Date: 7/26/2006 3:21:16 PM

Gravatar Carlysaid:
Oh London... I have always wanted to visit there, and now more then ever! :) Great entry!
Date: 7/26/2006 4:00:07 PM

Gravatar tesssaid:
Neat pubs and stories. I'll make it there one day!
Date: 7/26/2006 6:27:10 PM

Gravatar Maryannesaid:
What a wonderful international journey of watering holes! Thanks for sharing these photos and history with us on the other side of the duckpond!
Date: 7/27/2006 10:19:27 AM






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