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Henry Tudor House, Shrewsbury, England.

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That's really well captured Peter.
I've tried on a few occasions and it's very difficult because of the light in the narrow street and the covered archway you shot it through.
Well done sir.
 

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That's really well captured Peter.
I've tried on a few occasions and it's very difficult because of the light in the narrow street and the covered archway you shot it through.
Well done sir.
Thanks Brian. What I found most challenging was the amount of pedestrian traffic. I had to wait patiently for my window of opportunity, otherwise it would have been a portrait of a stranger with a pub in the background.

I found these little archways around Shrewsbury to be fascinating. Just small openings within the housing terraces which opened up to a much bigger location than you could imagine. Concealed communities, pretty courtyards and in this case, an entire street. It's a shame that many of the archways are used for storage or a residence for waste bins because it really detracts from their charm.

I only had a couple of hours in Shrewsbury and that really wasn't enough to fully explore the town, so hopefully we'll go back one day when time isn't in such short supply.
 

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Yes, it's a fascinating place with lots of hidden gems.
While my other half goes shopping I usually go exploring them and have a happy couple of hours with my camera.
Here's another couple of pub shots from the town.
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Once upon a time I tended to go to "dive bars." Did it for years...
had collection of pic of dive bar bathrooms from Wisconsin, USA trips but lost it.

Someone once said to me all WI bars are dive bars...not so, but many country taverns are "loose."

This thread brought memories up.... will search for some pics maybe make a new Dive Bar thread...depends....in the meantime...here is Cal's 400 Bar or Liquors, depending on where you were standing, Corner of Wells/VanBuren, Chicago s'west Loop. Defined "Dive Bars." Had it all, and didn't...was decase to the max. Only time one did not want to be around is when the unpotty received its annual cleaning...high pressure hose, shot too-fragrant Pinesol, Lysol, Clorox mix into it and "debrowned" it...
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The city I live in has a population of 40,000 to 50,000, and it has 3 bars. The first photo is also a brew pub, and before it was a pub, it was where Alcoholic Anonymous would meet.

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The city I live in has a population of 40,000 to 50,000, and it has 3 bars. The first photo is also a brew pub, and before it was a pub, it was where Alcoholic Anonymous would meet.

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Not like the old days, when you needed to buy a club membership to soak up some suds! Better hurry, though, before temperance makes a comeback.
 
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Not like the old days, when you needed to buy a club membership to soak up some suds! Better hurry, though, before temperance makes a comeback.
Utah even has medicinal marijuana now, but the nearest state dispensary is 200 miles away. Also very few Dr's that are willing to prescribe it. Utah did however make the state run liquor stores an essential service during their minimal Covid shut down. I think it was mostly essential due to the revenue that it generates though.

@WhidbeyLVR , are you a former resident, or a frequent visitor?
 
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Utah even has medicinal marijuana now, but the nearest state dispensary is 200 miles away. Also very few Dr's that are willing to prescribe it. Utah did however make the state run liquor stores an essential service during their minimal Covid shut down. I think it was mostly essential due to the revenue that it generates though.

@WhidbeyLVR , are you a former resident, or a frequent visitor?
Infrequent visitor. Parks and monuments: Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, etc.

My recently departed father-in-law was a WWII vet, navigator in the 388th Bombardment Group (B-17s). The current successor group to that unit is the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill AFB. The vet group held a few reunions there over the years, and I attended two. I became a "club member" at several local eateries during those visits and remember it as being an odd and humorous end-around on temperance blue laws. Most of the vets saved their bucks and did their drinking at the reunion conference room in the hotel, where they had a "free" self-service bar set up for the 5 days of the reunion. Then they raffled off the remnants at the end. :laugh:

Last visit was 2014, I think. I really need to go back.
 

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This was my 'local' for years -Got my first bartending job there and that was the start of a nearly 35 year career - Sadly the place has been torn down and the area was condo-ized!
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The city I live in has a population of 40,000 to 50,000, and it has 3 bars. The first photo is also a brew pub, and before it was a pub, it was where Alcoholic Anonymous would meet.

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Hey Harvey, I found it simply impossible that a city of that size could only have 3 bars - in Australia, that'd be severely under-catering for the population! So I did a sneaky search online to find the location, then looked for bars there in Google Maps, which thinks there are a few more matches. Not that I'm actually doubting you, it just surprised me. Is this a 'normal' number of bars per capita in Utah?
 

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Hey Harvey, I found it simply impossible that a city of that size could only have 3 bars - in Australia, that'd be severely under-catering for the population! So I did a sneaky search online to find the location, then looked for bars there in Google Maps, which thinks there are a few more matches. Not that I'm actually doubting you, it just surprised me. Is this a 'normal' number of bars per capita in Utah?
Interesting,....La Crosse, WI, USA, has pop of 40 - 50K and plays in 70 or so taverns, depending on what day you count.
Winona, MN, pop 26K has about 49 taverns
But C-19 has closed many of them...
Swill rules.
 
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Hey Harvey, I found it simply impossible that a city of that size could only have 3 bars - in Australia, that'd be severely under-catering for the population! So I did a sneaky search online to find the location, then looked for bars there in Google Maps, which thinks there are a few more matches. Not that I'm actually doubting you, it just surprised me. Is this a 'normal' number of bars per capita in Utah?
Utah is about 50% Latter Day Saints, who are not “suppose“ to consume alcohol, while the state legislature is probably 90% LDS. There are lots of just over the border towns that cater to Utahns looking for something else.

When I was in college I was in a town of 15,000 that had over 30 bars and the drinking age was 19. Eight miles to the west was a University with a student population of 15,000 and a drinking age of 21. The road between the towns was very busy in the evenings. Everything is 21 now, so I’m sure a lot of bars dried up.
 

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Utah is about 50% Latter Day Saints, who are not “suppose“ to consume alcohol, while the state legislature is probably 90% LDS. There are lots of just over the border towns that cater to Utahns looking for something else.

When I was in college I was in a town of 15,000 that had over 30 bars and the drinking age was 19. Eight miles to the west was a University with a student population of 15,000 and a drinking age of 21. The road between the towns was very busy in the evenings. Everything is 21 now, so I’m sure a lot of bars dried up.
Was this in Utah? Trying to think where there was a drinking age of 19...
 
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