Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Walkabout - Back Alley

Gotcha! What were you thinking when you saw Back Alley?

Out of all the shops at Bridge Street, my most favorite is The Back Alley. I love the purple and aqua color and I really, really love the Sign by the front door. it is made with small tiles.

The cafe was closed at 7, but that did not stop the two adventurers. We just tramped our way down between the buildings and into that alley. Look, a Window!



Judy, Look at THIS window! I can't right now, Sandra, I am shooting the DOOR! Look at this, Wow! Wow!
(this is the noise we were making)


Oh! Oh! a deck in the back yard! Chairs and Tables and a place for music! (future post will show some of the THINGS we found And the Door)



The alley and the backyard is covered with crushed shell, every table and chair set is different. Eclectic means Back Alley


Paintings on the walls as big as a wall (oops more on that later)

Even the Sign is wonderful! click to enlarge to read what we could have had if it were open.


If you enlarge you will see the sign says
"Wild Treasures for Funky Souls" and
"Coffee Served in backyard"
How cool is this? I wish you had a soundtrack of our voices, I said things like, do you think they have security back here? Did that stop us? what do you think? (the sign said for funky souls)


I loved the little bay windows full of treasures, and

Every Friday night the Back Alley hosts local musicians to play in the back yard. You may even find someone painting and listening to the local music. (we know this because the signs said so, no music at 7 AM)

17 comments:

Sunny said...

Looks like a fun place to explore. I really like the picture of the window with the white shutters, and the Two Silly Women picutre on your sidebar is great!
☼ Sunny

DawnTreader said...

I love that Front of the Back Alley sign. But I'm getting a bit curious why you chose to explore a shopping street at 7 am when the shops weren't open...

Krista said...

How utterly fun! I LOVE the bright colours, the Funky (haha) signs, and the mismatched tables and chairs. I think I would really like this place. Thank you for the photo tour! :o)

I'm glad you had so much fun. It's great to have friends to do silly stuff like that with.

Catherine said...

I would have loved to go to the Back Alley but would have loved it more when it was open. You'll just have to treat yourself to that and, of course, let us know how it is.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh how neat, Sandra..... That is such a unique place... Reminds me of some of the back alleys in New Orleans (or at least the New Orleans I knew before Katrina).

I'd love to go back for the music ---and of course their coffee.. Hope you two stayed around long enough for the shops to open...

Love seeing your reflection picture... Does your friend enjoy taking pictures as much as you do????

Love the mermaid in the header!!!!! That must be you!!!! ha

Hugs,
Betsy

S. Etole said...

What a fun, colorful place to explore with camera in hand ...

Karen said...

Don't ya just love being in a place where there are photo ops everywhere you look! What a great place, and great photos!!!!

srp said...

In Mississippi, a friend of mine owned a little lunch/gift shop called the Front Door.... the kitchen was in the back and then further on back was another space. She leased it as well and made another dining space... called The Back Door. Kitchen in the middle. They served the most wonderful chicken salad sandwiches and salads and home made soups. It was the place my daughter and I always had our Saturday morning together time when she was growing up. Donna even hired her for her first summer and weekend job as a waitress when she turned 16. Donna passed away suddenly in 2005 and now the store is owned by someone else but retains the name and at least some of the menu. I miss that. But I miss the company of my friend more.

George said...

What a neat place. I hope you had a chance to go back when it was open. I think even I could pass myself off as a 'funky soul' so I could enjoy this place.

Ginny said...

Oh, MAN!! Of course I'm clicking on these pictures like crazy! Even clicking to see the ground! I want to paint my house like this now!! Do you think they'd run me out of the neighborhood? I just can see the two of you, and I would have been doing the exact SAME thing!!! How near is it to your house? Maybe you can return and go inside sometime?? Now we'll all want you to do that!! I adore oddbal things! I HOPE you are doing separate posts on the paintings and things in the windows!

Kilauea Poetry said...

See, this is the big difference between you and Hawaii..we do have so many pretty places to take advantage of but the buildings are run down with no paint! They haven't been favorable to small business and it isn't because no one has brains or hasn't tried! No sounds of a wharf -(as in gong), boutiques and little spots like this (though we do in certain areas)..hey its a welfare state? my rant! Now, you'll have to go back when the little cafe is open and make sure to get close ups of more crushed shells- but don't spill your smoothie (lol)! Wow!! When I saw the window, I then read what you said..I love your capture(s)- perfect lighting and colors.. was what went through my head. Just below- I especially enjoy that setting..I'm in love with those colors too! I'm off page so am certain ill miss something (long enough). I wanted to say how glad I am to of crossed paths with you and Ginny!! Have a great day-

Madeline said...

What a cute little place. So unique. It looks and sounds like yall had a ball. I want you to go back when it is open too! How far is it from your house? Great pictures!

CambridgeLady said...

What a beautiful, colourful place! Great photographs. I love that shade of lilac/purple.....

Snapper II said...

I love the colors, neat blog. I sure would like to visit this place.

Tipper said...

Love it! What a neat little place-I'm glad you showed it to us : )

Stacey Dawn said...

Great place - love that sign, "Front of the back... "
cute!

SquirrelQueen said...

That is a really cool looking back alley. I would like to be around when they opened so I could see what was inside. Coffee and wifi would keep me happy.