Apr 18, 2009

Corn Exchange

Back in the days of merchant ships, the Corn Exchange in Bristol was where the big boys went to cut big deals. The outside of the building positively reeks of power and big deals. Its a huge building that almost fills a city block and the architecture is spectacular.

Back in the olden days, merchants gathered there to buy and sell staples of European life--things like spices, silks, and grains. Today the Corn Exchange is where tourists gather to buy wheatgrass smoothies and refrigerator magnets shaped like English phone booths.

I took a pass on the wheatgrass smoothie but I had to have one of those magnets.

Tomorrow: the night we slept in Beer

1 comment:

  1. You'll HAVE to show us a picture of the magnet and why you had to have it!