Thursday 24 December 2009

Advent 24: Streets

This photo shows Churchill Street, Leicester. Here you see red brick Victorian terraced houses of the late 1880s to the left and right, while at the end is a larger terraced property from the 1870s. The street is packed with cars; telephone lines and television aerials run across the top of the picture, there are wheelie bins all along the pavements. To complete this scene of a modern city street the only things which are missing are satellite dishes (not allowed in what was until recently a conservation area) and traffic calming measures.

It was an interest in streets such as these that prompted me to buy a camera and start taking photographs. After a while one's eye develops and things which had previously not been noticed reveal themselves to the lens. Then, if you're like me, you create a wesbite. If you haven't already, have a look at the delights of terraced houses here: