Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Precariously Placed Props


Washing day on a street in Halifax. Forty or so years ago the air will have still been heavy with smoke from the mill chimneys. As you walked up the cobbled street you would have to duck under washing lines and dodge precariously placed props. Another from the archives.

8 comments:

Vicki Lane said...

Wonderful picture, Alan!

geraldgee said...

do you know what camera took that Alan?

willow said...

Alan, you really do need to publish your wonderful photos in a book! This one is amazing.

Sunny said...

There are so many elements that make this such a perfect picture.
I especially like the old lamp posts and the steep cobble stoned street.
☼ Sunny

Valerie said...

Pure white nappies were out of the question in those days. I like the way the washing is strung out across the street ... obviously not a lot of traffic around.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Looks like home with the wash on lines. Nice description of how it was, Alan.

jennyfreckles said...

Another terrific picture, full of atmosphere. They obviously weren't worried about traffic or that someone would steal their clothes!

The Retired One said...

LOVED this shot!!