Friday, July 23, 2004
It probably used to be a brothel
This is a picture of a bed and breakfast in the Old Portsmouth section of Portsmouth, England (where I went to university).
Old Portsmouth used to lie outside the town walls and was home to literally hundreds of brothels and pubs. It is an area that is no longer nor wider than three city blocks. These days you can grab a pint at the Spice Island Inn, a pub that is older than the United States of America, and watch the ships move in and out of Portsmouth Harbour.
I have no idea why anyone but me would be interested in all of this, but, hey, that's why it's my blog. Although, the Spice Island Inn will be mentioned in my book.