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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Weekend Reflections:
Queen Adelaide's Vault


In most old pubs the rooms were divided into various classes such as "Public", "Saloon", "Snug" each catering for different types of clientèle.

The front rooms at the Queen Adelaide in Gee Cross were the "Bar Parlour" which probably housed a piano for entertainment and the "Vault" which probably catered for the more hardened regulars.

Reflected in the window of the "Vault" is the door of the house opposite.

You can see the pub itself and the "Bar Parlour" window on Hyde DP Xtra.

For more weekend reflections visit Newton Area Photos.

11 comments:

Greyscale Territory said...

An intriguing reflection! Love the flourish of white scrolled art!

Sylvia K said...

An intriguing reflection indeed!! And I, too, love the white, scrolled artwork! Enjoy your description of the pub's different areas! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Julie said...

Somehow to my eye this is reminiscent of the door of #10.

Starnitesky said...

Vault is new to me, I have heard of the other types of rooms but not vault.

ρομπερτ said...

Thank you for teaching me something I did not know before. A brilliant picture indeed. Please have you all a nice start into the weekend.

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James said...

Interesting info and a nice reflection too! :)

Fred Miller said...

I've seen the word "snug" used that way once. James Herriot wrote a story about sitting the snug and overhearing some blow-hard in the bar complaining about what a poor vet, Herriot was.

Hilda said...

Fascinating information about your pubs — never heard that before. Is the glass etched? Very elegant, whether yes or no.

Ann said...

You have to dress differently Too?

awarewriter said...

Quiet elegance.

lewi14 said...

Wonderful reflection shot, Gerald.

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