Thursday, July 02, 2009

Carry on up the back passage

Blinded by the light


Shall we have a little alley action? No alley cats hanging around or lowlifes just my camera and I.
This is one of those little slipways we have that links Parliament Street to the harbour side that you can see in colour by clicking a back post here. Whenever I see passageways like this I am prone to let my over active imagination run riot and believe that of course this was a secret runway for the smugglers escaping with their ill gotten gains. I have so many things I could say about bankers and taxes but I'll resist. Back to the back alley.

I took this with something called fill flash. Does what it says. Not that it was necessary just wanted a blinding light. Don't ask. Some crazy idea I had at the time about obscuring the image before I reveal it's secrets to you. Anyway let's carry on up the back passage. Into the bright light you can see over the road to a white van. That is no ordinary van but a Police van. Why? The Police station is just to the right of that van. Makes sense then. Behind that van is a lovely little local shop which I'll show you soon. As you can see the alley has two different types of wall.I have noticed a lot of the back ways have walls of differing styles. Each wall is the side of a local business. We will have to take a look at those sometime soon too. If you peer very closely you can see the Christmas lights strewn across the sky. Yes I did say Christmas lights. They stay up, but stay off until Christmas. A little gritty image today.Realism.

I hope you enjoyed wandering around my back passage virtually, anyway.

29 comments:

marley said...

I'm actually laughing out loud! All that back passage talk! I can't take anymore, as it were!

I think I better come back later for a serious comment!

Pam said...

B, I totally get this and I'm American. My cousin is from Boston UK and he introduced me to Benny Hill and Carry On films. Kenneth Williams is my favorite. LOLxx

Babooshka said...

Marley - I thought you would appreciate this.

Pam- I did think the innuendo might pass some by as Carry On Films are so British. Boston, Lincolnshire is lovely part of the world.

bitingmidge said...

What may I ask, (steering well away from any attempt to plunge further into the language mire) would any self respecting smuggler be doing using a passage opposite the police station?

Unless Ramsay had a bent copper!

Well I never would have guessed that! ;-)

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Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

fun photo!!

Babooshka said...

Bitingmidge- I like your thinking. I can get round this by saying the Police Station was built after the alley. Of course this may not be true, but hell it's my short story. Just call it more Manx myth. Bent coppers in Ramsey? Now that would be a blog post.

Jim, Bradden said...

To add to the smugglers theme you are not far off the mark. As a Manxman who can trace their family back 7 generations, smuggling was shall we say, a family occupation in Port St Mary. You may want to pursue this.

Anonymous said...

I am intrigued by your blog name. Why do you use this name?
Olga

gogouci said...

That's a pretty tight squeeze. You wouldn't be able to smuggle anything larger than a bread box.

Lew said...

Your imagination does run wild! Though I expect some scoundrels have snuck down the alley to escape being spotted. Thanks for your comment on our new grandson. My daughter and her husband have done a pretty good job of raising his older brother (almost 3)to be a happy one. I expect the same for Lewis.

Olivier said...

perspective surprenante, un beau b&w

loulee said...

Those little passages are a cool haven in times like these.

Jon, Ramsey said...

I think this is your funniest write up to date. I do see the island in a new light here.

magiceye said...

good to see its clean!

laxeylass said...

One for the very local today. You comments box is crashing again! This is my third attempt.

laxeylass said...

One for the very local today. You comments box is crashing again! This is my third attempt.

Anonymous said...

I can't stop laffing.

lynn said...

ROFL What a caption! What a photo. I'm experimenting with flash fill at the moment. Love the alley framed as it is.

jay said...

I love your back alley! We have similar narrow passages in a town near us, built in mediaeval times.

JM said...

Very funny post, Babooshka! :-)

Brian Miller said...

great pic, looking out or down the alley. lol...funny post.

Tanya said...

LOL Marley hasn't made it back yet for a serious comment! Great photo Babooshka and I saw your motorcycle races mentioned on tv last night! "Isle of Man's TT race" on HDNET..do you have that channel there? I thought of you immediately!

mononeil said...

What a lovely shape to your back passage. LOL. Tongue in cheek. Oh that's another one.

Hyde DP said...

ee lass thou hast a way with words - loved it all - can see Sid James eyeing it all up but would Barbara have managed to squeeze through? - it looks quite narrow.

Mojo said...

Using fill flash to create backlighting? Seems a bit counter-intuitive to me... (Unless your strobe was actually a slave unit at the end of the alley that is...)

But what do I know. I'm just trying to stay well clear of all the back-passage talk lest I become the butt of a joke I don't get. (Oh, you had to know I couldn't pass that one up didn't you?)

This kind of shot is right up my alley (no pun intended). I love scenes like this... and in fact, I'm a big fan of narrow back alleys.

Damn. I knew I couldn't do it.

Steffi said...

Great photo Babooshka and funny post !

Gaelyn said...

It looks like you'd have to squeeze thru this sideways. I like the bright light at the end.

Denise said...

Enjoyed the post and photo. And I also loved your SkyWatch Friday photo, gorgeous scenery. Thanks also for all the nice comments you made when you visited my blog. Much appreciated. Have a great weekend.

Aileni said...

A very good image.

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