Cobblestones and Alleyways by Keiran Lusk

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Lost… somewhere in the magical city of Salzburg (Note: This image was originally labelled incorrectly as an alleyway somewhere in Prague, Czech Republic).

I have always been fascinated with cobblestone streets and narrow alleyways. And for some peculiar reason, I am always prompted to remember an old Chris Rea song (Windy Town) whenever I think of cobblestones. Oh, the joy and wonder of musical memory triggers :-)

Salzburg, Austria, 2006.

[Creative Effects: Colour Removal, Sepia filter, Brightness adjustment, Omni Spotlight with Photoshop]

Windy Town by Chris Rea

Driving home from the highland line
We done some gigs on the Clyde and the Tyne
They flew us in from a Hamburg strip
The taste of Dusseldorf still on our lips
And on the bus there is a friend of mine
We go way back to the scene of the crime
We sit up front and share a cigarette
And try to remember what we tried to forget

He said “Do you remember?”
He said “Do you recall?”
I said “Yeah I remember, oh, I remember it all”
Every time that cold wind blows
Every time I hear that sound
Late night trains shunting down by the river
I remember windy town

We come so far and we move so fast
Making hay see it all go past
Round the world and round again
Up and down on that gravy train
But every time that cold wind blows
Every time I hear that sound
The east coast cross winds on the cold wet stone
I remember windy town

The freezing corners and the empty streets
The burning passion and the cold wet feet
Three tricky miles home every night
Dodging from the shadows underneath those amber lights
No car for kissing and nowhere to go
Except inside each other and I loved you so
I held your face as you shivered in the rain
Girl I’ll always love you and I’ll love you again
Oh everytime, everytime

Every time that cold wind blows
Every time I hear that sound
Late night trains shunting down by the river
I remember windy town
Every time that cold wind blows
Every time I hear that sound
The east coast cross winds on the cold wet stone
I remember windy town

Comments

  • Erhan OZBIYIK
    Erhan OZBIYIKalmost 6 years ago

    Prag is a great city to catch up loooots of different angles and view with the events.. Good choice Keiran !!! :)
    Annnnnd :
    Great BW shot !!!

  • Thank-you Erhan, for your wonderful words and encouragement. Cheers :-)

    – Keiran Lusk

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekalmost 6 years ago

    Great image and love the sepia tones!

  • Thanks so much Stephanie, I do love to play with sepia tones.

    – Keiran Lusk

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Dalealmost 6 years ago

    So moody – love it.

  • Wow, thanks Rosalie. I am so pleased that you love this moody image :-)

    – Keiran Lusk

  • Rosemaree
    Rosemareealmost 6 years ago

    Fantastic. It has an otherworldly feeling to the image…

  • There is definitely an otherworldly feeling in this image! Thanks Rosemaree, for your wonderful feedback :-)

    – Keiran Lusk

  • catherine walker
    catherine walkeralmost 6 years ago

    wow..that looks so good..

  • Thank-you very much Catherine.

    – Keiran Lusk

  • annemarieL
    annemarieLalmost 6 years ago

    What a wonderful image, Keiran! You have captured the mood and ambience of this place so beautifully with the sepia effect. Love the poem too. :)

  • Thank-you so very much Annemarie. I actually hesitated about posting this image, so am very pleased to receive your wonderful feedback. Enjoy :-)

    – Keiran Lusk

  • annemarieL
    annemarieLalmost 6 years ago

    So glad you did post it, Keiran! I just had a look at the You-tube footage of Windy Town… gotta love Chris Rea’s voice! :)

  • midzing
    midzingalmost 6 years ago

    brilliant shot,,, love these old cobblestone laneways,,, well done

  • Many thanks Wendy, for your lovely words. I really do appreciate your feedback :-)

    – Keiran Lusk

  • Carlos Teófilo
    Carlos Teófiloalmost 6 years ago

    Perfect.

  • Thanks very much Carlos :-)

    – Keiran Lusk

  • Alicia  Liliana
    Alicia Lilianaalmost 6 years ago

    Love the tones and mood of this shot….well done!

  • I am so pleased that you love this one. Thank-you kindly Liliana, for your wonderful support :-)

    – Keiran Lusk

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