Log in

No account? Create an account
entries friends calendar profile My photos are here Previous Previous Next Next
Empty street - Helen's journal and online home
In which an old dog attempts to learn new tricks.
Empty street
Empty street by Helen in Wales
Empty street, a photo by Helen in Wales on Flickr.

30/52 for the group 52 in Twenty Eleven

This week's theme was: Walking empty streets

As you can see, it's not all that difficult to find empty streets in our quiet little town. The main problem is avoiding parked cars! This street is too narrow to allow parking and so I got my shot for the week's theme.

To be honest, most of the photos in this week's thread were of what I would call "roads" rather than "streets". Perhaps this is a US/UK English difference? To me a street has to be in a town or city, probably with houses or other buildings along at least one side. Anyway, no matter, the moderators seem happy with the photos posted, so I've just mentally filed it away as posisbly being one of those "divided by a common language" things. :)

Tags: , ,

4 comments or Leave a comment
sartorias From: sartorias Date: July 30th, 2011 01:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Stunningly gorgeous!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: July 30th, 2011 02:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
I do love these little back streets of terraced cottages. The streets where I grew up were straight, built (more or less) on a grid pattern. I'm always taken by the way these meander about.
bunn From: bunn Date: July 30th, 2011 09:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Is this one of those situations where the USA preserves an older usage?

I'm thinking of, for example, Watling Street, which is I think Anglo Saxon, but the name just means that the road is paved, rather than urban.
endlessrarities From: endlessrarities Date: August 12th, 2011 05:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
That'd make a lovely jigsaw!!!
4 comments or Leave a comment