Seediness Has Its Charms

August 24th, 2008 Posted in Uncategorized

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!!

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  1. 4 Responses to “Seediness Has Its Charms”

  2. By mirela on Aug 24, 2008

    I want to buy one like yours, if you advise me to do so (hopefully you’ll share your lessons, too 🙂
    What I have now is a Fuji s5000 which doesn’t do much…Are you happy with yours?

  3. By nadine on Aug 24, 2008

    Have you been inside? Is it old school seedy in side too?

  4. By Stacy Horn on Aug 24, 2008

    Mirela, I’m happy so far, but I haven’t really tested it yet. I think if you want something that is strictly point and shoot the SD850 IS might be better, but I might take that back once I see what this G9 can do. Because it looks like with only a tiny bit of effort you get a lot better than a point and shoot.

    Nadine, yes! Totally seedy. Almost depressingly so. I’ve had too much to drink in there many times, although not for many many years.

  5. By david on Aug 26, 2008

    I think the White Horse is where the poet Dylan Thomas drank himself to death once upon a time….

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