Wednesday, August 20, 2008

White Horse Tavern


I'm running low on photos again, so I went back into the older pictures and found this photo of the White Horse Tavern, one of New York's more well-known taverns, which in the 50s and 60s was a popular hangout for writers like Dylan Thomas and Jack Kerouac. I think those decades were the heyday of the place as it seems to be more of a place for tourists to visit now. It never occured to me to go inside and take a look when I was there. Judging from the sign in the front it seems like they have lots of rules!

10 comments:

DaveM said...

I doubt if those writers would have used the place if they had rules like that in the 50's.

Olivier said...

une grande partie de l'histoire de NYC cette taverne. c'est triste si c'est devenu qu'une taverne à touriste.

a large part of the history of NYC this tavern. it is sad if it became a tavern to tourists.

Blue Wave 707 said...

I like the "no rollerblades" ... wouldn't see that back in the day. How times have changed.

marley said...

Nice shot. Nice bar but too many rules for me! I always rollerblade into my local pub (not!) Lol

Jay said...

The few remaining wood buildings in the city provide contrast to the brick steel and glass. A possible plus of tourist trade is that it funds fresh paint, which the upper floors seems to need now. Have never seen a bicycle in any bar, but did see a monocycle once. No rules against those, I guess!

Greg C said...

They forgot to say "except seeing eye dogs" I always like that one. Like seeing eye dogs can read. :)

Dan Allen said...

What a list of prohibitions!

Art and Poetry said...

You have some nice photos on your blog.

Bye!

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

That place looks very inviting, especially with the way you shot it. I think that I'd wander on in there!

Wanda said...

I will be resorting to using old pictures too if I don't get my camera in the shop soon.

You always have interesting pictures new or old.

LOL:Wanda