05 June 2009

Photo Hunt - Advertisment


The theme for this week's Photo Hunt is advertisment. I don't have any good photos of adverts so I thought I would advertise one of the most delightful pubs in Ireland. Located in Annascaul on the Dingle Peninsula the South Pole Inn was once owned by one of my personal heroes Tom Crean.

Tom Crean was an explorer who participated in three of the major British expeditions to Antarctica in the early 20th century including Captain Scott's ill fated attempt to reach the South Pole (during which he was decorated for bravery) and Shackelton's disastrous expedition of 1914. Crean was one of the men who accompanied Shackleton in his successful bid by open to reach South Georgia to obtain help in rescuing the other expedition members.

After he retired from the Royal Navy and from exploration he opened the South Pole Inn and died in 1936. The pub is full of photos and memorabilia from his expeditions and there is a bronze statue to the man in a memorial garden across the road. (see below)

I know this is a stretch on the theme but how often do I do that!




45 comments:

Nevin said...

One thing I REALLY miss about living in London is, it's unique and cosy pubs, such as the one you posted about.... :)

I would love to be there now, have a pint! :)

Photo Cache said...

Fantastic watering hole. I haven't been in one. My recent love for beers may fix that.

Thanks for showing.

CherryPie said...

I think it is a great idea for the theme :-)

Vita Stunder said...

I miss the time I lived in London when I see your shots of this pub Jams.
There's been a while since I had fine beer.
I better go back to London soon, don't you think? :)

Love your shots!

Have a great weekend :)

Anna

Sean Jeating said...

Well, and may I add: having a date with one's only man there is quite pleasurable ... :)

Sue said...

I think it works with the theme, and looks like a lovely pub! Happy weekend :)

ancient one said...

Lot of history to go with your advertisemnet... great post!

candi said...

Great take on the theme! And what a delightful place! I'd love to visit it one day.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone! Sean it's a perfect place for a pint or three of plain!

Leslie said...

Great post Jams and I really like the cat one underneath!

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Carver said...

I think this was a great choice for the theme and a very interesting post too. Happy weekend!

jmb said...

I think you had a brilliant idea myself.

I got a new appreciation of those early Antarctic explorers when I was in Christchurch NZ recently. They departed from there and it was a very long way just to get to Antarctica, let alone explore the place.

Happy weekend to you Jams.

Rach said...

I like your twist with the theme and if I'm ever in that part of Ireland, I'll look the pub up, o at least remember having read a blog post about a pub somewhere :-)

YTSL said...

Thanks for the info, Jams -- and if the pub folks knew, I'm sure they'd be happy for the free advertisement! :)

Expat Traveler said...

now that's some really cool history! Great choice for the theme.

Annie said...

It looks like such a cool place - I'd love to go there! Enjoyed reading this one a lot.

Annie said...

It looks like such a cool place - I'd love to go there! Enjoyed reading this one a lot.

Napaboaniya.Elaine Ling said...

A very cosy and country feel about this pub :P

Bengbeng said...

all i was thinking reading this post was it would b nice to visit this pub one day :)

RJ Flamingo said...

Darn! We missed this one when we were in the Dingle area1 Too bad - it looks wonderful. But do they play trad?

Upcountrysmiles said...

Aloha jams,
Great pictures for this week's PH theme. Really like reading through your post as well.

Happy photohunting!
Cindy O
http://upcountrysmiles.com
Stop by!

julie said...

This must be a fun place to go to, :) The name itself sounds fun!

archiearchive said...

What a great story. Thanks for sharing.

James Higham said...

On the outside, it's like something which wouldn't be out of place in Malta.

Anneke (Mudhooks) said...

What an interesting little pub! Great story behind it, as well!

June said...

What an interesting and charming place. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Sherry said...

I agree with June: an interesting and charming place. I'd love to visit there. My advertisement photos are here: http://blondesherry.blogspot.com/2009/06/photohunt-advertisement.html

A. said...

Well done on the stretch! I prefer them like that, but I was feeling less than inventive today.

Fishman said...

Oh that looks like a very interesting pub!

bing said...

they should be paying you for this nice ad!

gengen said...

Nice adverts. Happy weekend. Mine is ready.

Claudia said...

What a great historical place. I would love to visit. I was fascinated by Scott's Journals.As always, interesting post, Jams.

srp said...

I love the rustic beams and my brother would love the bright color and the penguin.. he is a collector of penguins. Great shots and information as well.
My hunt is up here.

CRIZ LAI said...

Gosh! If not for the guy standing next to the building, I would have thought it was real big. :P

Please do drop in my blog to help me in a proper advertisement for a better cause. :)

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Gabriel said...

Great post, Jams. Beautiful pictures!!!

I want to be there now! :-)

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lissa said...

quite a nice looking place to have a drink, not such a bad idea for photohunt

just jody said...

nice shot.........the colors are wonderful! thanks for sharing.

mariposa said...

I love your photos!
Happy weekend!

Mariposa's PhotoHunt

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

Steve Bates said...

Ad or no ad, jams, those are delightful pics of a very comfortable-looking pub. They make me want to settle in there with a pint in my right hand, and on my left, a friend with a tale of adventure to tell!

girasoli said...

This looks like a very cool pub to visit. Great take on the theme this week.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks Girasoli,

Steve it is wonderful pub with reasonable food. The memorabilia is amazing

TorAa said...

Well, at least this is an Advertisment good as anything else for the South Pole Pub

Mar said...

Love it!!!
I was born about 5,500km away from the South Pole :P

Heart of Rachel said...

That's a nice looking pub. Thanks for sharing the interesting story about Tom Crean.