11th January 2020 Word/Photo Challenge The Street
“Even the poorest street is rich with people on it and even the richest street is poor without people on it!” – Mehmet Murat-ildan
Over on GC and my site Weekly Prompts the weekend Word/Photo Challenge is The Street. The idea for the challenge came to me when I was looking through old photos. I spotted a photo from the Saturday photo challenges that WordPress used to issue, a challenge where we were asked to post a photo of the street where we lived.
GC and I made our challenge more flexible with a request for anything from anywhere, word or photo, however, the old WordPress challenge got me thinking about the differences in the areas where each of us lives and even on the streets right on our doorstep.
Driving down through my village, I never fail to admire the varied and characterful styles of the detached homes that were built in the 1930s. These ones have a small frontage with very large rear gardens.
On the south eastern edge of the village, just down the road from the above homes, excavations have begun to build an estate of 300 homes.
Extending the size of our village has not gone down well with locals, and I doubt that any of the new homes will have the style and individuality of the ones above. Especially if the ones below that are situated at the bottom of my lane are anything to go by.
One wonders what the planners were thinking, especially as the newer houses are directly opposite the row of Weavers Cottages that were built in the 1800s and the Old Smithy that dates from 1687, any attempt at sympathetic visual harmony is sorely lacking.
After taking the village photographs I took a ten-minute drive to the supermarket. Opposite the supermarket is the end house of a row of terrace houses. Look carefully, Football is actually the name of the street!
The next street down from Football is this row of houses. Last year son Joss and I took a look around one of these. I can’t help comparing the ones above with the row of cottages at the bottom of my lane where one is for sale at almost £100,000 more than the ones shown above. What a difference a ten-minute drive makes!
(C) SueW-nansfarm.net 2020 Word/Photo Challenge The Street from Weekly Prompts.