Sunday, November 18, 2007

Caption This 45

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London, ON, October 2007
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Sometimes, I wander the streets of my burg and deliberately look for scenes that make me think. I usually seek out older areas, where the buildings aren't necessarily high-rent. As a rule I won't peek into windows - the whole peeping tom thing, after all - but stealing a look down a forlorn alleyway seems to be socially acceptable.

I liked this view as soon as I reviewed it on my camera's screen, but over a month after I first took it I'm still having difficulty figuring out what to call it. Simply put, I don't know what stories this place might tell.

This is where I turn it over to you...

Your turn: Please caption this image. Submit as many suggestions as you wish.

About last week's image - drinking and driving in Shanghai: Of all the pictures I brought home, this one more than most illustrated the social and cultural differences between our respective societies. I guess some things get overlooked as a society that's been suppressed by communism for generations suddenly discovers the lure of capitalism.

BreadBox takes it with this sardonic take: "In an attempt to curb population growth, China encourages drinking and driving"

Honorable mentions go to:
  • Scottenvonrotten: "The problem with having a Dewars in China is 3 seconds later you want another one."
  • Carolyn: "Highway HopScotch"
  • Sister AE: "Now THAT'S what I call a drink for the road!"
  • Anne: "The directions say 'exit before scotch' (hic), not after."
More next week. Until then, happy captioning!

25 comments:

November Rain said...

You know I went to visit my childhood home and the way I walked from school seemed shorter and diffferent

I remember my dad saying when I was kid that he did the same had visit his home and that their was a path with a gate and that he remember it being so scary but how being adult changed the way it looked


what we perceive as a child isnt what we see as an adult

well this picture for some reason reminded me of that


caption: Through the eyes of children

Michelle sent me

sister AE said...

"Daring to be different, they put their front gate in the back."


Carmi, I love this picture. I love the lines and the colors. I like the way it seems to contain a bit of mystery. Thanks for sharing it.

JC said...

This way to the pearly gate.

Leah said...

Reminds me of those alley streets where police chases the bad guy in those action movies.

I do like the photo and the conrast in colours of the brick.

Caption: "Is anybody out there?!!!"

kenju said...

This way to The Really Secret Garden!

That reminds me of similar walkways in my hometown.

Carolyn said...

Thanks Carmi, for the honorable mention on last weeks photo! :)

I love this one, especially the one on the right. I may be wrong, but I'd guess the right building is older because the brick and the way it's layed looks much older than the left one. The brick on the left chimney looks a bit more modern and the overall building smoother & less aged. I also like the way the windows on the right one are shingled over (or appear to be from my perspective). They add a nice texture.

Anyway... My caption is:

"Enter/Exit alley via gate only!"

courtney said...

After the Sargent.

craziequeen said...

'White Gate'

Simple yet an invitation to many, many more words......

Thank you for your name suggestions, I have lots of names to choose from....

cq

WendyWings said...

Gateway to adventure :)

Michelle sent me today to wave to you.

Mom said...

Looks a little scary to me. I'd caption it,
"Enter at your own risk."

Heidi said...

"But the gateway to life is small, and the road is narrow, and only a few ever find it."

Terri said...

"May your path be long...and not end with a closed gate."

MissMeliss said...

"Urban Hideaway"

I love this picture, Carmi. It just makes me WANT to explore the alley.

Smiler said...

"... and that's when the muggers attacked me."

moon said...

It's the simple paths that lead us to the most magnificant of places.

Dawn-Enigma Artist said...

Wow, great captions! I had thought a secret garden lay behind the gate as well.

Great photo!

caption: Who knows what creatures may lay in wait as you sprint to the treasure behind the ivory gate

Here via Michele

sage said...

An uninviting entry way...

interesting pic, it could be the setting for all kinds of stories. Here from Michele's today

D.O.M. Dan said...

It's borrowed from a song, but it's the first thing that came to mind:

"Where the steets have no name"

John said...

Beyond the narrow trail lies the gate to eternity, but what lies beyond the gate?

John said...

If you look hard and long enough you can find a way out...even between a rock and a hard place.

John said...

Caption: What Lawn?

Moi said...

"blind alleys???"

Awareness said...

When no one was looking, Priscilla snuck quietly down the alley towards the unassuming gate. She didn't want to share the magical secrets hidden behind it just yet.

BreadBox said...

"Forbidding gate, secret garden...."

N.

BreadBox said...

"Temptation"
N.