Following on from the gallery edit I created for my website, I have started to share many of the images that I created in Japan nearly 10 years ago. Instagram wasn’t even a thing when I took these trips, sharing the images only to my blog and maybe a few to other sites (the defunct Flickr, perhaps?!). Instead of letting the images languish on a hard drive, I have decide to spend some time sharing them again through my Instagram profile: @philhillphoto with the hashtag #philphotographs
When you first glance the outside of the Pig’s Ear, even when you walk through the door, you are unsure if this is a place accepting of anyone other than the most hardened local! Especially when I had just spent the majority of my time in Peterborough walking the streets on a food tour, sampling the local micro breweries craft ale, and leisurely punting around Little lake on a stand-up paddle board. Still, I was assured THIS was the place to go. And it definitely was! From the first pitcher of beer in mini glasses, to the impossibly hard quiz I don’t think anyone could have answered (was it the beer, or sour grapes?!). The Pig’s Ear proved to be a warm and welcoming highlight of the trip to Ontario, and a place I hope top re-visit when I return.
Thursday night: Quiz night. At the Pig’s Ear Tavern, Peterborough:
Call a Cab sign and phone inside the Pig’s Ear Tavern
Inside the Pig’s Ear Tavern
Two men play pool
Owner of the Tavern
Entrance to the tavern on Brock Street
Man on an electronic gaming machine.
One More Club sign and hat on a wall inside the Pig’s Ear Tavern
Marked table in the Pig’s Ear Tavern
Night time Street view of Peterborough, Canada
Pig’s Ear Tavern, Panorama
Positively no gambling sign next to the pool table inside the tavern
Walking around the hockey net filled Canadian suburbs.
Hockey is everywhere. I am told that there isn’t an NHL team, even in the US, that does not field at least one Canadian player on the ice. And where there is no ice, like during the hot summer months, the sport is still played out in the streets, the skates replaced with wheels.