When I look at pictures of wood buildings in the neighborhood which were taken when they were new, or new-ish, they looked dilapidated, even then. What I like about the White Horse Tavern is that is has that look exactly. Even though it’s famous as a former writer’s bar I read that it was once a longshoreman’s bar. That’s what it looks like, a longshoreman’s bar.
Here’s a detail. It looks seedy, basically, which is more authentic to my neighborhood (the far West Village). At least for a certain period anyway. I have good camera news, by the way! A friend’s boyfriend is a fashion photographer, and she also has a Canon G9, (the camera I just bought) and he uses one as a back-up, and he is going to give us lessons on what all these billion controls mean!!