Photographer's Note

Another photo from my archives, again from my first ever venture out of Britain in the summer of 1965 on a cruise organised by schools aboard the MS Dunera. And this photo was also from Santiago de Compostela during a wander around the area of the famous cathedral.

I'm not sure quite what made me take this particular photo. Perhaps it was the presence of the little girl whose mother or elder sister, standing in a doorway on the right, might have been shouting to her, I don't know. But, now looking at this image for the first time in nearly 55 years, I see that a sign hanging above the lady's doorway reads "POLO NORTE - VINOS y COMIDAS". You can clearly read the sign if you look at the larger version of this photo.

And, if you check out my map references and follow Google's little man, you can see that this "North Pole" bar, selling wine and food, still exists - except the sign is now slightly different, additionally reading "BAR"!

I certainly never entered this bar so have no idea what it was like (and, of course, I was only seventeen at the time!) but present day reviews do not appear to be very good.

Like the others, this was copied from a Kodachrome transparency taken with my little Voigtlnder Vito B camera.

Here is a larger version of this photo:

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Additional Photos by John Cannon (tyro) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1985 W: 427 N: 7659] (30513)
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