To me, the "Public House" offers a whole experience with its warm atmosphere, the socialising and the feeling of comfort. You often get a sense of history when visiting pubs.
Despite their recent decline in the UK, many pubs in Great Britain, Ireland and other parts of the world are still around, keeping the culture alive and us happy.
Through some photos, I am inviting you to experience The Whittington in Staffordshire, England, which I had the chance to visit over the Christmas period. As I stood outside the building, I felt a real sense of history. Indeed, it was built in 1310 and as I walked inside it was clear that the proprietors had ensured the history was kept alive in the establishment, with its low and dark wooden beams and original tilings throughout. A great atmosphere.
A great country pub.
The first photo series is meant to dramatise the Ye Olde feel of the place. The second one simply shows today's atmosphere. As a little photo experiment, I would be interested to know which series works best for you (if any).
The colour series
Are you interested in the history of Pubs? Check this website. And if you have some pub stories to share, please go ahead...
Have a jolly good week!