Dive throughs and back ways of Richmond 3 - # 101
These two alleys lead off George St towards The Green. These two are highly convenient "dive throughs" and apart from each offering a cosy pub they host enjoyable little speciality shops.
The photographic challenge for me was to give the attractive Green a good exposure and reasonable focus, and at the same time show off the much darker alley scene in good exposure and focus. The shots please me because they show the variety of shop signs and a good mix of people looking interested and busily moving. This was taken on a bright late March day, so the trees are still bare. Although George St is very much late 1890s, these alleys and much of The Green are early 1700s.
Even before I read your text, I noticed the green in the back and how nice it looked. One quibble: the photo appears crooked to me, slanted to the left,ReplyDelete
Shouldn't this be #102?
Richmond must be an idyllic little town.ReplyDelete
I'm sure you have nice shops and restaurants there, am I wrong?ReplyDelete
lovely pics...brings out the ethos!ReplyDelete
Love these photos. My sorta place. The first one has an almost Dickensian feel to it. Love them. JxReplyDelete
I like the second one the best. The detail is finer and the exposure seems right all the way out onto the green.ReplyDelete
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Love the street lamps!ReplyDelete
I always find my favourite little shops in narrow allaeys and courtyards such as these.ReplyDelete
I like both photos but the first one "talks to me" :). Lovely place, really.ReplyDelete
I'm pretty sure that first alley is where my then fiance took me to buy our engagement ring.ReplyDelete
Hi Chuckeroon, brings back memories. Lived just over the bridge as you head towards Twickenham in 1996-97. Remember the Brit for the excellent London Pride it sold. Stopped off there on my way home having had a tough old day in the city, plus 500 stops alomg the District Line! Do Crewe blog myself, swap links if you do that kinda thing... http://images-of-crewe.blogspot.com/ReplyDelete