Come, come -- If you're done with the cinnamon infused
Mexican chocolate French toast that the kitchen staff has been
having folks sample this morning, I want to show you something.
Over there, on the other side of the main lobby from the pub entrance,
is the inside door to the Green Man Gift Shop. I bet you
never even noticed it -- we do keep the lights a bit dim in the
lobby. That's for atmosphere, you know!! And our gift shop is
intentionally unobtrusive. You wouldn't expect neon lights, would
Actually, the entire lobby of this building was
very likely an indoor shopping mall back in the early days (you
know, the late sixteen hundreds . . . ) So it's not surprising that
we should still have one small shop to remind us of those days.
At least it looks small from here -- you'll be amazed when we
go inside to discover how deceiving that appearance is!
From this part of the lobby, you can see (now that
you are looking) a wooden door set between two decent-sized leaded
glass windows. There's even a nice carved wooden sign over the
door. As we walk closer, you may notice that some of the wares
offered in the gift shop are on display in the windows. A couple
of the house brownies take considerable pride in their window
dressing skills, so I hope you appreciate what they've done with
the arrangement of the t-shirts!
Yes, there is a door to the gift shop on the outside
of the building, too. But it's pretty well covered with ivy, and
the stone path leading up to it is grown over with thyme, so it's
no wonder you never noticed that one!!
Let's stop for a moment to read this week's reviews,
and then we'll continue our tour. . . .