Monday, January 07, 2013

Paradise


I must have taken this photograph in about 1970. Clearly it is Paradise Street. My first thought was that it was in Elland, but a quick search reveals no such street. But there is a Paradise Street in Halifax, now completely cleared of all its houses. So, now we know the location of paradise.

17 comments:

  1. Excellent shot, Alan. I love the chimneys. As for the location of Paradise, John Prine had something to say about that - http://youtu.be/DEy6EuZp9IY. It's not there any more, either; Mr. Peabody's coal train hauled it all away.

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  2. Chimmnies of Mary poppins.

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  3. very cool photo...love the chimneys!

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  4. And the barbed wire fence is to keep who or what out, or is it in?

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  5. well, this is interesting, the second allusion to John Prine tonight from two sources. Love it. I'm a big fan, and I'm a big fan of your photography. Love this shot Look at those cars, the chimneys and that fence.

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  6. I like seeing the vehciles- especially in this place called paradise! I happy to find it!

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  7. Spare me your version of paradise! I am not a city girl, though I do like to see your photographs

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  8. Now I'm keen to know
    if

    They paved paradise
    And put up a parking lot
    With a pink hotel, a boutique
    and a swinging hot spot

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  9. I never knew there were cobbles in Paradise. The chimneys are very striking. Great shot, so much history.

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  10. Let's see, there have been references to John Prine and Joni Mitchell. How about John Milton?

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  11. Your commentators are hilarious...but so it the photo.

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  12. These were a very common trademark housing pattern. I've always liked the chimneys.
    I thought paradise was in Alberta? Saskatchewan has a Paradise Hill?

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  13. I was going to say something about the chimneys, but then thought I wouldn't follow the crowd. So I'm saying nothing.

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  14. That is strange that they have cleared the area. It is normal for over here but not over in the old country.

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  15. Well, it's hard not to say something abut those chimneys.... looks like they're still growing.

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  16. Alan.Where in Halifax was Paradise? King X Street area.......?(if so) I,ve a funny feeling I was a Paperboy there as a Lad!

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  17. I lived off Paradise Road in Heaton, Bradford, around 1980. It looked exactly like that and hasn't changed much since. Of course there are cobbles in paradise.

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