Monday, 15 June 2009

My World Tuesday - A Taste Of Home



Well, sort of ...

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This mural, on the wall of a Foley's, a local Reno bar, owned by an Irishman, reminds me a little of some the pubs found, back home, in New Zealand and also in Britain, Australia and Ireland.

Foley's is about two blocks from where I live and is the only place in Reno where I can watch rugby on TV.

It was where I cried into my beer, when the All Blacks (NZ's national rugby team) bombed out of the 2008 Rugby World Cup. I was depressed for a couple of days over that one!! I was kind of glad I didn't wander over and watch the match, the other day, between the AB's and France. The AB's lost that one as well.

Foley's also do some nice Fish & Chips and Shepherd's Pie ...plus a traditional English style breakfast..

It also tends to be a gathering place for all the expat British, Irish, Welsh, Australian and the occasional Kiwi .... so I feel quite at home ...as in, most of them know what I'm talking about and I don't need to translate my Kiwi English into American English. :-)


Fish & Chips, Shepherd's Pie ... Oh My !!


The Mrs and the friend seem to be having a grand old time. Hubby looks a bit bored though, don't you think ? :-)


Love those fur lined slippers. :-)

Now, go to MY WORLD TUESDAY where people from all over our globe , show off their little corner of the world !

35 comments:

Tranquility said...

That mural is wonderful! The characters are so happy and comfortable looking - it makes me want to go inside and check it out.

Carver said...

Wonderful murals and a great My world post.

Janie said...

What a great mural. Glad it makes you feel at home. I like the slippers, too!

Canarybird said...

Oh yes that is a lovely mural, colourful and with plenty of humour!

Martha Z said...

I like the mural. Shepherds pie? I might have to check it out next time we go that way.

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful Mural Art.
Luiz Ramos

Sylvia K said...

What a terrific shot! Love the mural and it does indeed look like a fun place to got -- not to mention the food, mmmmmm delicious!

Thanks for sharing a corner of your world!

James said...

That's great mural makes me think of good food and good times.

Babooshka said...

They look a lot like some of the locals here. That food is certainly very British. Interesting and unexpected choice.

W. Latane Barton said...

Very interesting murals. Those people look like they are having a snorting good time.

Guy D said...

I love murals, this one is fantastic. great pics.

Have a great week
Guy
Regina In Pictures

SandyCarlson said...

That is just plain fun!

Ebie said...

Love those murals, very classic!

Paul said...

those murals are great

Sally in WA said...

Awesome mural. I'm glad you have found a sanctuary of sorts when the longing for home strikes you.

Pam said...

What an artist, this mural is amazing and fun. Thanks for sharing.

Gaelyn said...

What a great mural, and place to hang out. She's wearing my slippers.

Lee Spangler said...

Great Post and, best of all, your description. There is nothing like feeling a bit of home when you are far away. If I visit, will you take me there for a pint?

Lawstude said...

i wont mind waiting for my orders coz that mural definitely will keep me interested. thanks for sharing.

♥peachkins♥ said...

That mural is cool!!

Vicki ~ FL said...

Great shots of that cool mural. BTW, thank you for your visit to my blog.

Arija said...

The murals are great fun and well executed. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Tricia said...

A real Irish Pub?! I'd love to go - If I'm ever out there, I'm stopping in there!

Jenn Jilks said...

Don't you just love them!

fishing guy said...

Karen: Cute mural on the pub, really fun photos.

Snap said...

Karen,

This was just great. I keep thinking I should travel the states on the lookout for murals. !!! :D

Chris H said...

That is a lovely mural! I love their faces.

Annie said...

Oh wow. What a destination place. Haven't been to Reno is a dog's age. This will be on my dance card when I go again sometime. Love the mural and fish/chips is a total lure.

Mary Elizabeth said...

Beautiful Mural its really fantastic! Great capture of it to show us.
Have a great week.
Thanks for visiting my worl @Now and Then

Elisabeth's bright side said...

That was fun to see, the Mural looks just real. Have a great week!

2sweetnsaxy said...

I love things like this. That's a great mural!

NicoleB said...

That's a beautiful mural and seems to be a Bar I would like :D

NatureFootstep Photo said...

I love those murals, tried to comment earlier but it did not work then. :)

Wren said...

I think I have a pair of slippers much like those, but no other resemblance to the picture. :)

I'm jealous you have an authentic Irish pub in Reno - I miss the ones I used to visit (all gone now).

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