I didn’t take this picture – my wife did. She very often finds some real gems with her Canon G7 that I never see. I think that’s because she’s more likely to look down at things than I am. I tend to look mostly at things at eye level or above. The reason for that, I suppose, could be physical. She’s about 5′ 1″ tall and I’m about 6′ 6″. The ground’s a lot further away for me. Or maybe she’s just more “grounded in reality” than I am. Who knows. Whatever the reason, I wouldn’t have seen this image in a million years. And I really like it.
Every once in a while while we’re traveling, we come across a street name that we add to our list of “Addresses we wish we had”. This is one of them. I mean, wouldn’t it be neat to live on “Longitude Lane”? In this case, not only is the name interesting, so is the street itself. Of course, calling it a street is being kind. While it’s not a one way street, there’s no way in hell that two vehicles could pass going in opposite directions. It must make for some interesting situations from time to time.
It’s also one of those Charleston streets that, with a little imagination, can make you think you’ve stepped back in time. The houses are all 18th or 19th century in origin. And even though it runs off of East Battery (a heavily trafficked street), it gets very quiet very quickly as you walk down it. Almost spookily quiet. If I’d seen people dressed in 18th century garb staring back out the windows at me, I swear I wouldn’t have been surprised.