The Wellington

The Wellington
Yashica Electro 35 GSN
Kodak Tri-X 400

I was there the night The Wellington closed for good. It was just a couple weeks ago. And it was packed, just packed.

This was assuredly the smallest bar in Indianapolis’s Broad Ripple neighborhood, and perhaps in all of Indianapolis. I never measured, of course, but I bet it was no larger than my home’s kitchen and family room, combined.

A group of co-workers from three companies ago have met there the first Wednesday of the month for something like ten years. I’ve always been invited, but I usually had my sons on those Wednesdays and couldn’t go. Now that the parenting-time years are over I was starting to make it most Welly Wednesdays. And now it’s closed.

The gang will find some other Broad Ripple bar. But it won’t be the same.

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10 responses to “single frame: The Wellington”

  1. J P Cavanaugh Avatar

    How did I manage to never get there?

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      It was a pretty quiet, tucked-away bar. You probably walked by it 100 times and never saw it!

  2. Bill Bussell Avatar
    Bill Bussell

    Be careful with that Yachica model. Negatives are so sharp they could cut your eyes. 😎

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      As you’ll see in tomorrow’s post, the Electro and I didn’t exactly get on. But I did get a few really good photos from it, like this one.

  3. Joe shoots resurrected cameras Avatar

    Sorry for your loss!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Hah! Thank you!

      1. Joe shoots resurrected cameras Avatar

        There was a great pub across from OSU campus called Larry’s, went out of business a few years back. Thankfully there are plenty of options where I’m living now. If you ever come out to Colorado Springs I’d be happy to take you to one :)

        1. Jim Grey Avatar

          I’ll look you up if ever I’m in Colorado!

  4. Dan Cluley Avatar
    Dan Cluley

    I’m not much of a bar person, but I’ve had a number of favorite restaurants close down.
    Certainly not the worst sort of loss, but unsettling just the same.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      It’s surprising how much it can throw off a certain kind of routine!

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