Monday, March 16, 2009

Not Just In Hobbiton





Yes, there really is a pub called The Green Dragon! History is all around you just about anywhere in England, and this pub has been fundamentally the same for centuries. It's not even located on a street frontage, but a 'yard,' a space between buildings from the days before the coming of the horseless carriage demanded wider accessways. Old? On the Green Dragon Yard is the entry of the 'Georgian Theatre,' where Paganini himself performed on his British tour. Things have not changed in 200 years here. This is in Stockton-on-Tees, in North Yorkshire, and it was a cold, grey day in December, 2006. The photograph was simple enough, nothing fancy, letting the chip handle the indirect lighting and compensate for the fact the day was drawing to a close. Fuji PinePix S5600, automatic. Image by Mike.

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