Morning photo: Alleys

Come for a stroll …

Corfu

An inviting alleyway in the old town of Corfu, designated as a world heritage district.

FRISCO — While yesterday’s photo essay offered a bird’s eye view of city rooftops, today’s edition is at ground level, taking a look at some alleys around the world. By definition, an alley, or alleyway, is a narrow lane, path, or passage way, often for pedestrians only, which usually runs between or behind buildings, often in the older parts of towns and cities. For a traveler or explorer, that’s a pretty prosaic point of view. We prefer to see alleys as a pathway to adventures in unknown destinations. After all, what could be more inviting than a narrow, winding cobblestone path, beckoning to the unknown.

Some alleys in the world heritage town of Hallstatt are carved through  solid mountain rock.

Some alleys in the world heritage town of Hallstatt are carved through solid mountain rock.

A watery alley in Venice.

A watery alley in Venice.

There's a surprise at the end of every alley.

There’s a surprise at the end of every alley.

Light at the end of the alley.

Light at the end of the alley.

Come for a stroll, this alley seems to say.

Come for a stroll, this alley in Linz, Austria, seems to say.

 

 

 

 

About these ads

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 6,960 other followers

%d bloggers like this: