Sunday, October 28, 2012

A Ginnel?

I think this is what Deb from York would call a ginnel. It is a little public walkway between houses midway down a block allowing you to get through to the next street without walking all the way around. I don't think I've ever seen another in the city but it seems such a good idea that there should be more!

11 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

It does seem like a sensible idea to me!

Deb said...

They are very handy little short cuts RedPat, hope you find a few more!

Sharon said...

That would be especially handy when the blocks are very long.

Kay L. Davies said...

What a wonderful idea, Pat. I don't remember any of them in Vancouver, the only big city with which I'm well acquainted.
K

Randy said...

I learned something new today.

Halcyon said...

There should be more of them. Nice find!

Angelika said...

Ginnel? I've never heard of it. So that's what it looks like then.

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

I have never heard that term before. Interesting.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Nice little shortcut Pat, now all it needs is a mural!

llandudnopictures said...

They are very commonplace in the UK, and make for great photos!

Paul in Powell River said...

And apparently popular enough to require a `pick-up`sign being posted!