Thursday, September 29, 2011

Alleyway

All back alleyways should be this lucky. It could almost pass for a front walkway beckoning shoppers to enter and spends, spend, spend! It's not though. It's the backside of a couple stores. Some attractive brickwork, lamppost lighting the way, a white trellis framing some wild flowers and a few benches scattered about, it all works. Last Sunday, I was taking a shortcut to get over to Exchange Street, looked to my left and Voila!

*Thought I'd post this beauty after the ugliness of the Red Sox season came crashing down like Icarus last night. Up by 9 1/2 games on September 3, they went 7-20 this month. Game. Season. Dream. Poof!

16 comments:

  1. sorry about the sox, glad about the shortcut and what it yielded.

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  2. The best things are in the back sometimes. We should explore there more often.

    I'm just getting out of weeks of way too many obligations and too little time. It is so nice to have some holiday days now, to sit and read backwards in your blog, one gem after another.

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  3. il y a un cote sauvage , et a l'abandon qui rend bien

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  4. Poof! That's what happens sometimes to dreams! But, the alleyway you photographed won't have that fate...it's too lovely and stable. Your composition enhanced the area.

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  5. Wanderings usually turn up something. Funny how dreams do that, poof.

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  6. Red sox, blue sox, white sox, black sox, I'm sorry to say it's all the same to me. . .but the back of this building? - Now that I can appreciate. Love that someone(s) took the time with the rear view.

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  7. Birdman -- Now this is a well kept alley! I could live here -- barbara

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  8. Probably the nicest alley I've ever seen.

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  9. Never mind Birdman, next season it'll be a different story I bet (or hope!!) Always nice to find something pretty like this when you're feeling a bit blah!!

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  10. I'm enchanted by this picture, I love the different colors and the sweet flowers!
    Léia

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  11. Sorry about the Sox. I watched the game (yes, I must be a masochist) and really hated it. Come on, you can't be Baltimore?

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  12. Boston really caved this year... Too bad --but I'll admit that I was for the Tampa Bay Rays... They made a huge comeback --and I love the 'little' teams more!!!! Sorry!

    I've never seen an Alley look that nice. The alley behind the house where I grew up was not a pretty sight!!!! ha
    Betsy

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  13. I was really hoping they would make it to the playoffs but you can't win them all. Nice shot.

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  14. It does look appealing. No comments about the events of last night. At least we will be reclaiming many lost hours in October.

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  15. I wish some of Boston's alleys looked as good.

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