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Ask for Mary Ann

Posted by
sithenah (Greater Manchester/Cheshire, United Kingdom) on 18 January 2011 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

On the side of the Southampton Hotel, St Helier.

Mary Ann is not the landlady - it is the name of the local brew.

For more photos from Jersey visit Jersey 2010.

For more A posts visit ABC Wednesday.

Panasonic DMC-FZ18 1/200 second F/5.6 ISO 100 75 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Andy from Pickering, Canada

I hope the brew is as nice as your photo.

18 Jan 2011 4:48pm

Richie from United States

Imagine how unlucky, (or lucky) it would be to work at the hotel and be named Mary Ann.

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18 Jan 2011 5:00pm

Life with Kaishon from Pennsyvania, United States

That is so cool. I love it : ) What a fun name for a beer!

18 Jan 2011 5:20pm

Cheryl from United States

I was laughing before I read your explanation. I thought this might be some high-class brothel!

ABC Team

18 Jan 2011 6:34pm

Roger Green from Albany, NY, United States

pretty provocative until you know the secret...
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

18 Jan 2011 6:38pm

Bonjour Luxembourg from Luxembourg

I love this facade , it's beautiful and so cool name!

18 Jan 2011 8:09pm

Wanda from United States

How clever....really nice building...

18 Jan 2011 8:53pm

chrisj from United States

Nice architecture. Reminds me of some we saw in Peru last year. I never cease to be amazed at the beautiful colors of buildings in UK cities now, as when I was a child everything was black and I thought it was their natural color. Of course it was smoke from coal fires.

18 Jan 2011 9:32pm

Tumblewords from United States

So interesting! I'd have never guessed the secret. The building is absolutely beautiful.

19 Jan 2011 3:40am

Lulu from Alabama, United States

that is one beautiful picture!

Visiting from ABC Wednesday. I hope you can visit my entry too.
<a href="">A is for Angels</a>

19 Jan 2011 7:44pm

Annas Adornments from Norrköping, Sweden

What a fun photo. Thank you for the explanation about 'Mary Ann' being a drink!
Great choice of A-word 'Ask'.
Best wishes,
<a href="">Anna's ABC-Wd-A is for Animal-Helpers</a>

21 Jan 2011 12:34am

James Mac from United Kingdom

The States of Jersey have just given planning permission to knock this building down and replace it with an office block.

13 Oct 2012 7:48pm

@James Mac: That is very bad news but thanks for letting us know

sithenah from United Kingdom

So sad to hear this

13 Oct 2012 7:56pm

Lesley from Canada

How unusual. The staff must get tired of explaining it all to the tourists.

21 Dec 2012 5:53pm

Panasonic DMC-FZ18
1/200 second
ISO 100
75 mm (35mm equiv.)