Sunday, 6 June 2010

Charles Dickens in Bordeaux

Everything about this card intrigues and entertains me.  It was sent to me by a Russian student studying in Bordeaux who apparently often goes to the pub to practise speaking English (rather than anything else I can think of).  I haven't come across an English pub in France before, though plenty of Irish ones for some reason.  And why name it Charles Dickens, I wonder?  That isn't a very typical pub name.  And the illustration is of London and not Bordeaux.  All in all, a card to ponder idly.


  1. What an interesting history. I know there are books listing pub names in Great Britan and some are a hoot. Most are mysterious, some reason dating back out of memory now.

  2. Yes, they do have some very weird and wonderful names. Some chains have started making them up, which is a bit of a shame. because I prefer the traditional ones.

  3. Two of my favorite postcard themes ... beverages and books. And a bit of globalization thrown in for good measure :-)

  4. Why name something in France after Charles Dickens?


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