Tuesday, May 27, 2008
I often walk in backlanes. There is no traffic, less wind, and
sometimes you see an old patch of rhubarb, which makes great pie.
Backlanes were once popular parts of neighbourhoods
Backlanes are usually found in older parts of town
Suburbs do not have backlanes
Backlanes are lined with old garages and sheds
some might have a window
a door that latches
or old style double doors
The garages and sheds are usually made of wood
that is painted many different colours
but sometimes left unpainted
once in a blue moon you will see a shed of stone.
There are, unfortunately, some covered in vinyl siding, too, the contemporary cure-all slap-on.
This sign is riveted to the Finnish Labour Temple; find it in the backlane of Hoito Restaurant.