Sunday, November 25, 2007

McSorley's


Can't say enough good things about this place. It opened in 1854 and survived prohibition. Reeks of history,a must if you live in New York or if your'e a tourist, which is why I don't go near the place at weekends. Best sampled during the week at lunchtimes when you can see the place for what it is, a living museum.

8 comments:

Heidi Younger Illustration said...

Beautiful drawing. Very atomshereic, one thing- wasn't probition in the 1920s- so it opened before the 1950s? Maybe 1850s?
Love that historic place!

Stephen Gardner said...

Thanks Heidi, I just changed it to 1854, thats what happens when I blog before I wake up. Nice to know your out there keeping me honest.

Teri C said...

A beautiful image!! If I ever get to NY, it is on my list!

Gillian said...

Fab Steve - just how I remember it - you can almost smell the atmosphere - once sampled, never forgotten!

iainbrydon said...

Been there....love it....want to go back....we're going next time I'm over Steve!

Heidi Younger Illustration said...

Hi again, it's all that thesis fact checking, made me into a stickler. lol
nice double mugs- oh I should move up one to post that. will do!
Cheers

Aphra Behn said...

I love the solidity of the guys, (despite their disappearing feet!)

Aphra

Munich Newman said...

This is very nice Steve