Early this morning was trying to pin point what or where exactly I call home. I’m a citizen of two countries, and have travelled to plenty of places where I’ve felt at home, so my choices were numerous.
As I approached my place work I was reminded of where far too many people call home.
There’s usually at least four people at this corner, but now that construction has begun there they’ve been evicted, and the only sign that they’d ever been there was a pile of filthy rags and blankets.
I took this photo in Paris, (there was no one sleeping there at the moment but he or she had left plenty of evidence that they would return), but this could be anywhere.
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In Medieval Shrewsbury, if you wanted some meat you would go to…
But if it were fish you were after instead, well then you’ll find what you need here.
But if it wasn’t food you were after, and it was instead something else, then turn down Fish Street and head down here.
I’ve been to enough towns and cities that have similarly named streets so when I first turned down Butchers Row I immediately knew why it’s been named so, despite the lack of butchers near by, and of course with Fish Street, Grope Lane however made me pause for about a second before the 12 year old in me had a giggle.
I’ve since learned that there are a few meanings behind the naming of this street, one of the two popular beliefs is that because it is so narrow it was too dark to see your way so you would have to feel or grope your way through, and as narrow as it is I have trouble believing that absolutely no light came through here. But, the popular thought is that it was the “Red Light area,” and that seems more likely in this market town, so I’m going to side with the latter of these two.
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A few streets I have walked upon, including a few I’d love to have an address on.
My second day in Paris and it was pouring with rain and there was no sign of it giving up for anytime soon. My plan of spending the day at the Louvre were scuppered when I arrived there and discovered that it was closed on Tuesdays. At that point I decided I’d just have a wander around the city, perhaps visit another gallery.
It turned out to be a…hmmm interesting day, (?). I had numerous scams attempted upon me, was nearly swept into the Seine as I was walking next to it and as several boats passed they caused the already swollen river to rise higher, quickly. I moved to avoid the wave and slipped in the process, nearly into the river.
On the bright side, the rain did create mirrors on the pavement and the depths of the puddles made them look like portals to another world, and as I spent most of the day hiding under an umbrella, I noticed them more than before.
It’s a wet day for a nice wedding…
Wandering through Paris I came across a small wedding party, too happy to let the weather ruin their day.