Dive throughs and back ways of Richmond 4 - # 109
Through Union Court to Waterloo Place to reach the Quadrant. This is very convenient for those having a house in the delightful Vineyard area on the hillside above the town. Nip down Vineyard Passage, across Paradise Rd., into Union Court.
Exit Union Court through the tunnel-like alley - (the photographic challenge for me in Union Court was to get an expressive tunnel shot that gave a good focus and exposure of Waterloo Place right at the very end) - and hit Waterloo Place.
These cottages - built sometime between 1710 and 1830; I haven't done the research, so I'm making an educated guess looking at the window style, and brick work - are a fine example of the working men's homes that have somehow survived in the very centre of the town. I love this little dive through. (Oops - I've just noticed my tripod in the corner! ;-) ).
Really charming! There are a lot of nice places like this in and around London, maybe less in and around Paris, but your last photo reminds about "la Cité des Fleurs" which I have tried to illustrate on my blog (without use of tripods etc.)ReplyDelete
Nice places! What really striking to my eye is the lack of 'open' soil, everything is paved.ReplyDelete
Some beautifully captured shots, very well highlighting your intentions...well done!ReplyDelete
You have a group of photos here that are very nice. I like them.ReplyDelete
You can meet me there twice a day :-)ReplyDelete
My first impression is how clean the city looks. I especeially love the last photo. The houses reminds me of Harry Potter's home.ReplyDelete
My ancestors lived in Waterloo Place in 1841 - loved the photo. Do you have a photo of Hickeys Almshouses, Sheen Road?ReplyDelete