Saturday, June 07, 2014

King's Lynn passage

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What to call a narrow way to a house behind other houses? In Yorkshire such a route might be called a "ginnel" though that is a little more like an "alley" than the entrance depicted in today's photograph. Passage seems a suitable adjective.

There are a number of such places in King's Lynn. Many are on the original streets of houses that grew up  along the waterside. They became necessary because when the river was embanked more land was made available behind each house. Extensions to existing houses and warehouses were built on the newly reclaimed land, and extra houses grew out of, or next to these. And all needed access from the main street.

The passage shown above was visible from the street; I simply pointed my camera down it to capture this picture of the collection of objects that the householder had gathered outside the dwelling's door. The bicycle with basket and "sit up and beg" handlebars made the shot and formed a nice silhouette against the sunlit yard beyond the passage.

© Tony Boughen

Camera: Nikon D5300
Mode: Aperture Priority
Focal Length: 38mm (57mm - 35mm equiv.)
F No: f8
Shutter Speed: 1/100 sec
Exposure Compensation: -0.33 EV
Image Stabilisation: On