Back Alley

Smoking Downtown
Roaming the city with my camera, I go down alleys and passageways that others miss. I followed this alley behind a couple of downtown hotels (the Nine Zero and the historic Parker House) to find this scene. The smoke, I believe, is from the Parker House’s laundry (or else from making their famous Boston Creme Pies).

20 thoughts on “Back Alley

  1. Nipun M

    This photograph monochrome is giving it a look of that golden era of 80’s & 90’s. . . I can imagine a classic vintage car will be passing by soon. πŸ˜€

    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Thank you…I agree that it has that “vintage” look to it. I had to wait for a moment when no current model cars were passing. It really looks cool in BW. Cheers!

  2. Osyth

    I adore this shot …. it captures my mindset in a frame – I can never resist looking round the corner, veering off down a tiny street or alleyway to search for mysterious goodies that I might otherwise miss. As for the smoke cascading out of that chimney on its side …. I do hope there IS smoke without fire!

    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Thank you, Osyth. I think chance favors the curious and love to check out alleys and such. So far, there have been no muggers or pitbulls. I think the steam is from the laundry – I hope so. =)

    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Thank you! Funny you should mention Dickens, one of the hotels fronting that alley claims he did a reading of A Christmas Carol there. His ambiance continues. Cheers!


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