Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Spinnaker & Spice Island

Spinnaker & Spice Island, originally uploaded by TomRaven.

"He who controls the spice controls the universe."
Frank Herbert (Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1))

Possibly the most haunted city on the South Coast, Portsmouth has a dark history of murder, mayhem, plotting and politics. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the old quarter of the city - a place known as Spice Island. The place were the spices were landed from ships returning from the spice islands.

Once home to drink-sodden sailors staggering through crooked alleyways searching the pleasure of 'respectable' ladies of the night it's now an upmarket residential area. From the first terrorists to the murder of nobility, the dark streets of Old Portsmouth have been witness to it all. The Spice Island Pub dates from 1700.

*Samsung EX1 - single shot f2.8 iso100

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