2.17.2007

A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words....

Pic of a Pint
February 2007

I am really hoping that the saying in the title of my post is true! I am tired and the picture has to explain it all tonight! One of my friends is here from the States and so we had to go to our local pub to hang out. The Castle is a hop, skip and jump from our home and so we went for a pint (or two) and then ordered the Wheat Beer and Lime Battered Fish and Chips. You cannot come here without having this and it is the best fish and chips I have EVER eaten in London. It was great to catch up with eachother next to the warm fireplace with no concept of time. It will be an afternoon that I will always remember.

The people were so welcoming to us and some of the regulars offered to buy as many beers as I needed to get the pictures I was wanting...VERY NICE! They must be art lovers to make such an offer! I even was passing out my blog address so they could check it out later....

I snapped this image on our first round. I liked the color of the beer and the lime floating just under the head. If you ever get to the Hill, make sure that you stop for a pint at the Castle and tell them Anna sent you! Thanks to them for being so kind to us! We will be back but now I am off to bed.....

29 comments:

jhoumes said...

mmmm....beer...mmmm

eurorebs said...

Hahahaha!! Ok, it totally cracks me up that John's comment is the first one on here...ha!! :) We have a beer connection.

Ok, before I saw his comment I was going to say:

Mmmm. You've gotta take me there this summer - so now we've got beer, margarita and hot chocolate dates. Sweet. Can't wait!

Anna said...

Rebecca...I'm waiting! :)

Sarch said...

Wow that looks inviting!

Jill said...

Great coloring!

Elaine said...

It's hard to beat good friends and good beer.

Kyle said...

hopefully your beer was as rich and full as you portrayed it!

Melyssa said...

Yum! That looks really good. And the lime fish and chips... mmmmmmm... great, now I have to book a flight to London. Thanks Anna! :)

talj said...

Oh what a lovely day it sounds like you had!!The fish and chips sound delicious and the pint doesn't look too bad either! :o)

Sc said...

It's Chinese New Year...
Happy Chinese New Year to the world~! :)

Anna said...

Now THAT'S a picture I can appreciate! hehehehe I could stand to have one of those right about now. ENJOY! =)

Anonymous said...

Great pic Anna! Is the Castle a neat place or what? No, they don't permit homeschooling there.

Love, Dad

Melody said...

Great photo... And that beer sounds delicious! Hope you had one for me!!

photowannabe said...

I guess my ignorance is showing but I never heard of lime in beer.
Nice closeup.

Mike said...

Nice picture and nice color.

Faye Pekas said...

I'm not a real big beer drinker but I have to admit this looks good. The fish and chips sounds good too. Glad you had a good time :)

Hi to the Castle customers who check out the blog.

colleen said...

To those like me who love beer, this shot says a lot!

Ash said...

Nice one :-)

kenju said...

I think I'll have to downstairs to the fridge and get one of those right now!! Nevermind I've already had one.......LOL

srp said...

I'm not a beer drinker but the fish and chips sounds wonderful. Would the pub have soft drinks too?

The reflection in the scooter mirror was very cool, as my daughter would say.

Mike said...

Hi Anna,

Now this is something I've not seen... an English pint served with a lime in it.. :O You only normally get this with a Corona.

AB said...

Yum - sounds deeeeelish! Glad you had a great afternoon, and that the folks in the pub were so supportive of your photography! :)

Those Saturday afternoons with a friend by a fire are definitely ones to be treasured.

{{HUG}}

John Roberts said...

A photography-friendly-pub, good food, and good friends - sounds like a wonderful afternoon! Nice golden glow on the pint!

Oya said...

Anna, that is inviting. I went out Friday night with a friend ...Same thing, we had wonderful time and had a lot of things to talk. The music was so high, so we had to speak loud. After taht, Saturday morning I realized that I loosed my voice...But, hey...every once in a while, that's not a problem. Actually it is good indeed. Glad to see, you had good time and made some local friends and new fans for your blog maybe:)

bluemountainmama said...

i did the same last night...i have an old friend visiting and we went out with other friends for wine and good italian food. love the pic- and i LOVE fish and chips. i know where i'll need to go when i come over.

Carmi said...

I love this picture, Anna. The more I see of your work, the more I realize that we have often-parallel views of the world. To wit, take a look a this recent entry:

http://writteninc.blogspot.com/2006/12/100-bottles-of-beer-on-wall.html

Great minds think alike :)

Nicole said...

I am not even a beer drinker and that looks SO good. Great picture. AGAIN!

Rainbow dreams said...

And relax.... :)

Good food, drink and company... all the best ingredients..

Which hill is The Castle near?

mikem said...

Anna my dear lass,

As a real ale drinker, I almost said something nasty when I saw a piece of lime in your pint!

Anyway, please pass on my advice, "Never, never eat on an empty stomach!"

Maybe you can guess, but I am the thinly blond old fart at the end of the bar when you were at the Castle.

Cheers