Guest Post, Hudson River Valley

From Bartender of Manhattan I mean Bartender’s Skills with a Manhatten comes a wonderful selection of pictures. Perhaps depressingly, many of the pictures he may be providing as worsts, particularly of the Bryant Park area look wonderful and we would be glad to have them in Perth, but first here’s some genuine worsting from The Hudson River Valley. I hope that’s a genuine US freedom style bullethole Bartender. Bartender says,

“To give your readers a bit more info, the Hudson River Valley is unique in being an area colonized by Dutch, German and French Huguenot settlers prior to English settlement, and is also the location of significant Free Black and later Swedish and New England Yankee towns and sites.  This has resulted in a delightfully polyglot history with a fair bit of tolerance for anything (provided it resulted in good living) and has also insured that classic Anglo-American-style “good taste,” they had it not, for 400 years.  Not complaining: Gomez and Morticia Addams were always more fun than John and Abigail.

About The Lazy Aussie

Commended Haiku writer. A lover of The West's Worst. Perth stand-up comedian, photographer and writer.
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26 Responses to Guest Post, Hudson River Valley

  1. Bartender's Skills with a Manhatten says:

    Alas, that’s a metal screw holding the beer bottle sign to its pole. There’s a certain YEE-HAW element in the Valley, but not quite that much.


    • Oh you could have pretended! You don’t find shot signs closer than half an hour out of Perth. Actually that would be a good project – find the closest shot sign to the CBD. Maybe Bakers Hill? Maybe still too close.


      • Bento says:

        Baker Hill too close? My money’s on Belmont.

        Beautiful Worsting, Barkeep. I would’ve liked to see more pickups, though.


        • Bartender's Skills with a Manhatten says:

          Tip of the iceberg, folks. I was tearing my hair out with frustration realizing how many of the best worsts (and worst bests) are difficult to photograph, being located at the end of long driveways, along narrow, parking-hostile roads or directly behind someone with a restraining order and a bullwhip.


        • hectic says:

          Looks almost as frightening as Wundowie……


  2. Bartender's Skills with a Manhatten says:

    And yuh spelt muh name wrong.


  3. Bartender's Skills with a Manhatten says:

    Bit more background: image #1 and image #3 are of the same place, a beer store on the edge of Port Ewen. Image #2 is of Lindy’s, which was a diner on the edge of the edge of Port Ewen. It closed perhaps 35 years ago and has been slowly rotting ever since. My pic does not do justice to the graffiti, but perhaps conveys the delightful thrill of 12 degrees Fahrenheit.


  4. ronggly says:

    I wonder what became of Lindy


    • Bartender's Skills with a Manhatten says:

      As I recall, she wound up in a lawsuit with the town board about selling her property to a developer who was decidedly unpopular with the area. She shuttered her shop in protest and has since popped her clogs. The Hudson River Valley: WHERE NIMBYS KILL.


  5. Sholaa says:

    That bottleshop is fugly enough to be worthy of Perth. Getting decent worst shots can be a challenge, there is a fantastic front lawn (if it was registered the whole thing would be epic) on my daily commute I want to submit, but I’d have to stand on a roundabout for the best composition. Not exactly subtle.


  6. Snuff says:

    Fine worsting, BSwaM. If you’ve got a spare star picket handy, you could add some mischief to the beer bottle sign.


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