I went into New York City about a week ago to have lunch with old friend/colleague, Tom. We went to the Shakespeare pub on 39th Street between Park and Madison. I find it a very pleasant, cosy place for a chat, an English meal (I had a chicken pie and chips), and a few beers.

One inevitable result of the “few beers” was few few trips to the men’s room. While there I noticed this pull to flush the toilet. It interested me because 1) We had one just like in the house where I grew up and I hadn’t seem one for a while; 2) I liked the red wall with the lettering; 3) I liked the strong shadows.

However, I didn’t want give the impression that a toilet pull is the only thing of interest in the Shakespeare so I took the wider picture below to give a better sense of the place.

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