Monday 16 July 2007

The Naughty 90s bump into the 21st century - # 170

It's holiday time so let's spend a day or two studying the "unfathomably surreal" decor of Henry's Bar and cafe in Richmond. You'll need to have a friend alongside, and glass or two of exotic brew, like for example, Japanese Kirin Ichiban lager. Karl Moritz (German, 1782) did not visit this place. Trust me: he didn't.

I've no idea who designed this, why, or whether it has any analogues or counterparts elsewhere. Some might describe it as "confusing". "Techno-Organic" is a phrase that springs to my mind, but that will put me firmly into "pseuds' corner", which is not a place I ever want to be in. If you ever tire of trying to fathom out what's going on, you can always turn away to the pleasant river views through the windows. Warning....we go back there tomorrow!


  1. What a place ... at first glance, I thought it was a photograph of an industrial factory!

    ps - Wonderful flowers shots in earlier posts, though I would be lying if I said I wasn't sad to leave Mr Moritz under his lone tree.

  2. Don't worry Riz. Karl will be back in "the Making of Karl Moritz".

  3. The black and white image works really well with the modern beer pumps. Nice shot.

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  4. Is this a conversion - using original fittings, or is it designed from scratch? Or is it one of those micro-brewery pubs? Nice effect with the B+W