Sad State of Affairs

The US has many cool pubs, but they are mostly housed in buildings with less historical strata than many of Europe's grand old drinkeries. That is why this collection of photos fills me with such awe and disappointment. The photographer, Dick Bulch, has assembled pictures of 148 closed pubs--and a lot of them are real gems. Here's a few--but for the full force, go to his Flickr page and behold the apocalypse in its fullness.

The George & Dragon, Hackney Road

The Angel (no more info)

The Conquerer, Boundary Street

Bull & Mouth, New Oxford St