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Another Manchester alley (with plants)

Friday 29th April 2022, 3.10pm (day 3,900)

The second Manchester alleyway of the week — this one known as Reyner Street. Proof that if given a foothold, and a bit of sun for an hour or so a day, foliage can flourish anywhere.

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Huddersfield Astronomical Society

Monday 3rd January 2022, 1.10pm (day 3,784)

Huddersfield Astronomical Society, 3/1/22

The Huddersfield Astronomical Society must have once experienced better days, but perhaps these days is in need of some recovery work. Without getting too metaphorical about it, I’d say that’s true of a lot of things in 2022.

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Saturday 26th June 2021, 1.45pm (day 3,593)

Alleyway, 26/6/21

Spent part of the afternoon in what you might call the low-rent part of town; which is not to say that it was unpleasant. When Clare saw this photo she said ‘It has a Morecambe feel’ to it. In fact this is Laisterdyke in Bradford.

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Reyner Street, Manchester

Wednesday 17th March 2021, 2.50pm (day 3,492)

Reyner Street, 17/3/21

Reyner Street is a back alley if ever there was one. But it looked good today. I doubt the establishment pictured has seen much business lately, and I managed to obscure its phone number, too. Apologies to them.

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The ginnel

Thursday 9th July 2020, 12.10pm (day 3,241)

The ginnel, 9/7/20

In Yorkshire parlance a ‘ginnel’ is a narrow, pedestrian alley, and this is a definitive example of the genre. Not in Hebden Bridge, but Sowerby Bridge, where I went today largely for something to do to break the monotony.

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Propped up

Tuesday 20th August 2019, 3.40pm (day 2,917)

Propped up, 20/8/19

I have run through various scenarios as to how this air conditioning unit ended up in this situation, and none of them are very plausible. Nor are explanations as to why it should remain like this and not just be removed. But mine not to reason why.

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Bins on Chancery Lane

Friday 7th December 2018, 9.20am (day 2,661)

Chancery Lane, 7/12/18

My walking route from Manchester Victoria station to my office has been finely worked out down the years. Chancery Lane is another one of my alleys, passed while I negotiate a way round the Town Hall district that, as far as possible, doesn’t involve other people, whether in vehicles or on foot. Normally I would despair of bins appearing in a shot, as they would normally spoil it, but here I’m trying to embrace them.

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Beer barrel alley

Tuesday 20th February 2018, 9.20am (day 2,371)

Beer barrel alley, 20/2/18

So I was just walking to work from Victoria station and turned my head to the right, checking the road for traffic, and I just saw this photo. It’s turned out as I envisaged it, I think. It’s nice when that happens.

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Alley off Trafalgar Street, Brighton

Sunday 10th September 2017, 10.40am (day 2,208)

Brighton alley, 10/9/17

I do like side streets. Particularly in an attractive place like Brighton, where the graffiti artists have talent and vision, on a relatively sunny morning.

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Alley wall (health and safety issue?)

Tuesday 13th June 2017, 7.50am (day 2,119)

Overflow, 13/6/17

Second photo in a row of a wall, in effect, though this one made of bricks and mortar rather than rusting corrugated iron. Should the overflow pipe be pouring out near what appear to be a bunch of electrical cables? Probably not, but hey, it ain’t my house.

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