Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Collins Lane, curiously- abc


What Old Curiosity Shop?

Today the letter is a mainly a C



Curiosity led me to this little back passage. We do like crawling around a back passage here in these parts you know. Wherever you find a seaport you find the narrow little pathways like these. Who said smuggler's. I floated that idea before and was told that there is a story or two to be told. Today we just have Collins Lane though. It is another of those wee, single file only alleyways that connect Parliament Street(where I took the image from) to the quayside harbour, that being the far side white light calling you. In keeping with the other alleyways I have shown you we have one whitewash wall and one local stone wall. As a bonus with this one you get a timber roof joists. If I knew more I would tell you. I'll just have to find out then.


The sign on the wall? Well do as it says follow the arrow. On the left hand side of the passage way you will find Isabel's Curiosity Shop. Exactly as it says on the wall sign an eclectic mix of bric a brac and antiques. The sort of place you could drop your mother in and collect five hours later having purchased every trinket in sight and then realizing she can't actually board the plane with it all.Put it this way if you like to mooch for antiques and rummage around for a bargain bit of furniture then you'd love it here. Suppose I will have to photograph the actual shop for you now won't I. Undercover of course. Until then just use your curious imagination won't you.



If you are still curious you can check out more C words here

36 comments:

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Looks like my sort of place to explore! A

anthonynorth said...

You find similar in many of the ancient towns in the UK. They are always an adventure.

imac said...

I like to explore little allyways, you never know what turns up.

Anonymous said...

Smugglers?

mrsnesbitt said...

Waheeeeeeeeeeeeee! Smugglers? well me hearty we have stories to tell!

marley said...

I'm steering well clear of back alley/passage jokes this time! I'll just say what a curious pathway :)

Joy said...

Very curious passage, or ginnels as we call them here. Have you noticed that antique shops seem to be attracted to these sort of places.

Pam said...

B, we call them ginnels too. Northern term.

Mojo said...

I know someone who would adore that place.

Killer shot Babs. As always.

Mrsupole said...

I would love to explore the shop, it sounds so divine. I can spend hours in shops like that.

And smugglers to boot.

What more can one ask for.

God bless.

Janie said...

Interesting that an alley attracting the curious is also home to a Curiosity Shop. Great location for it, I must say.

Shirl said...

Does the shop have much Isle of Man stuff in? Old stuff I mean? I collect small articles from places I visit and look for something other than a coffee cup or postcard. Thanks.

kikamz said...

somehow, your photo reminds me of a scene from Harry Potter's Diagon Alley! curious indeed!

alicesg said...

It sure looked dark and scary. If I ever have to walk there, I would run very fast...lol.

Paula Scott said...

Cool!
It looks like a really good acoustical place for playing the flute, guitar, etc.

Sylvia K said...

What a fun shot! Full of mystery!
Great one, Babooshka!

Hildred and Charles said...

Love Curiosity Shops and everything they have in them....you could leave me there happily....

Pietro said...

That's a thrilling picture: it's so good to work with imagination!

Leslie: said...

I'm a curious kitty, too, and would love to wander those intriguing little lanes. :D

Tash said...

Curiously contemplative - maybe it's the B&W. But who could following a sign like that. I think your photo makes it very inviting.

Keropok Man said...

Does the passage smells too? :-)

melanie said...

Un coupe-gorge, comme on dirait chez nous ! A ne pas y laisser sa Maman, même dans un magasin d'antiquités.

Roger Owen Green said...

I think I'd go there. The B&W makes the shot, I believe.

Olivier said...

ta photo sent le mystère ;) belle photo b&w,digne d'un film vieux film policier
your photograph smells mystery;) nice photograph b&w, worthy of a film old police film

RuneE said...

Nice one - I liked the monochrome with a lot of depth added. The pro at work - amateurish adore.

Regina said...

Very interesting. Nice shot!

jay said...

I would be the one going home the slow way having bought the contents of the curiosity shop! I had a hard enough time leaving Jurby Junk empty handed! LOL!

Love the photo, and the story behind it, too. :)

Hannah B said...

Jurby Junk! Not heard of taht place for year. Is it still aorund. You get loads of books there. Any chance of a photo sometine.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

By chance, I posted a courthouse today and am not even playing ABCs. Lovely curiosity shop and compression wall to get there! Of course we want to see the actual shop!

Halcyon said...

I love this dark alley. The b&w really adds to this photo. Did you check inside the curiosity shop? Will you be sharing your finds?

Your EG Tour Guide said...

That arrow would be hard to resist following. ;-)

JM said...

Pretty cool shot of a real narrow passage!

Irene Toh said...

Curioser and curioser..nice shot

uncleawang said...

This is interesting,very nice B&W image,we do have a popular small passage in my town..we call it Lorong India(Indian passage)and do have its own history.
Thanks for droping by.

Gaelyn said...

These little alleys are like canyons in your town that offer a unique look into the curious. I'd probably get lost in a shop like that also. Is it just a roof over the alley or part of a building? Please do post the shop.

Dragonstar said...

Sounds just my kind of shop!

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