French Ordinary Court

by David Swatton December. 04, 2009 5169 views

One of the things I like about London is the collection of weird little streets and alleyways with their strange names in the old city.

French Ordinary Court was first mentioned on maps in 1677 and “ordinary” in this context refers to a meal provided at a fixed time and price in a tavern or public house. So it's likely that there was a tavern close by with a name that was somehow connected to France that offered this kind of meal. It has been gone for centuries but the alleyway remains.

Have a good weekend all.

D.

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Helen Hooker 7 years, 9 months ago

You always manage to find such intriguing places in London - thanks for sharing them :-)

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Pete 7 years, 9 months ago

very nice contrast in lines and buildings

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Jack Castelo Branco 7 years, 9 months ago

Gorgeous

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Gonia 7 years, 9 months ago

very nice perspective of street,names still, but we usually don't remember why they are so.

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Brian 7 years, 9 months ago

The modern building at the end of the street really looks out of place. Nice shot

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Jet28 7 years, 9 months ago

Fabulous perspective!

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Jennye 7 years, 9 months ago

great capture!
have a good weekend!

7 years, 9 months ago Edited
Michael Sakowicz 7 years, 9 months ago

Excellent. Love the angle. Have a great weekend, David.

7 years, 9 months ago Edited
Rodica O 7 years, 9 months ago

The old and the new...
I find very appealing how the composition fragments the image from right to left in smaller and smaller bits and pieces, going from the flat surface of the wall to the disarray of bunched walls, windows and posts like a pinched image from where a passer by emerges...
The tone bounces beautifully through the whole picture from the mystery of the darkness into the brighter fading background like an outburst of coming back to reality from a forgotten past.

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