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Gurneys Lane

A gurney was a wheeled stretcher but whether that has any connection with this street name I have no idea. This is, not surprisingly, a picture taken in Droitwich 

Gurneys Lane

A gurney was a wheeled stretcher but whether that has any connection with this street name I have no idea. This is, not surprisingly, a picture taken in Droitwich 

comments (27)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 22 Jan 2014, 02:40
Of all this wonderful collection of textured stuff, Bill, I like the crumbling terracotta bricks best.
Bill Phillips: I like a nice aged brickage too
brilliant treatment to bring out the details what would have been lost in the shadows, Bil
Bill Phillips: Thanks Ayush. There such lovely colours in the brick and stone but this whole area almost always seems to be in the shade
i love it even if there isn't a straight wall to be seen Bill... nicely framed and treated...petersmile
Bill Phillips: The center of Droitwich hasn't got a straight wall in it Peter
I like your treatment - it makes it warm and inviting!
Bill Phillips: The colour of well weathered brick has that effect E
Love all the types of bricks & stone used ....nice
Bill Phillips: Some fairly old buildings here Shane
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 22 Jan 2014, 06:10
I bet the owners would like to see this picture of their properties, Bill - you could sell it to them as Christmas cards!
Bill Phillips: These are all the backs of shops Lisl
  • Chris
  • England
  • 22 Jan 2014, 06:24
The historian of architecture could have a field day in this sunny place
Bill Phillips: No doubt there is information about it somewhere as a lot of the buildings are listed (as well as listing!)
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 22 Jan 2014, 06:41
For sure - a cosy olde-English corner - what a nice town is Droitwitch and blessed with sun! Look at the gutteridge!
Bill Phillips: It is Philine and we are looking forward to showing it to you
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 22 Jan 2014, 06:44
I love the brick work
Bill Phillips: So do I vintage. I love old brick
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 22 Jan 2014, 06:54
It could be part of a Harry Potter movie and fit right in, Bill. I love your workmanship!
Bill Phillips: I'll take your word for Harry Potter Ginnie grin
I could lay on a gurney here all day in the sun.
Bill Phillips: It could be arranged
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 22 Jan 2014, 09:06
Great results from HDR twiddling.

Maybe some second hand gurneys were sold from this lane at some time after WW1.
Bill Phillips: Well stranger things have happened! The health benefits of the brine have been a great attraction in the past
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Jan 2014, 09:17
Ahhh... what a delight. The lamp post shows just how much of a wonk that lovely house has. The doorway reflects the shorter height of people back in the old days. I like the texture of the bricks. All very pleasing.. keep it up smile
Bill Phillips: I am delighted you approve
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 22 Jan 2014, 09:33
When I think of how old that brick it....whew! Excellent shot, Bill.
Bill Phillips: There has been a town here since about 200 BC, although this brickwork is not that old grin
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 22 Jan 2014, 09:41
Droitwich is a very old town and surely worth a visit - I hope to see some streets and old buildings.
http://www.e-wychavon.org.uk/modern.gov/documents/s26226/Droitwich%20Conservation%20Area%20Appraisal%20PlanCom20.7.13.pdf.pdf
Bill Phillips: You will Philine! I will have to read that leaflet!!
  • carreksmum
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Jan 2014, 10:04
That is absolutely delicious, Bill. So many different textures. Do you think the windows were blocked in with the advent of the window tax?
Bill Phillips: I don't know Pauline, it is one of the many listed buildings in the centre of town
I like the variation of building materials in one area.........great treatment, Bill smile
Bill Phillips: Interesting isn't it?
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 22 Jan 2014, 10:57
Strange how those windows are blocked in Bill. Looks like storm clouds are gathering.
Bill Phillips: More energy efficient than double glazing Ridge
The h.d.r. works well with this subject, Bill.Good one.
Bill Phillips: Cheers Frank. This bit is almost always in shadow so it needed a bit of help!
This has a delightful story book look to it, Bill. Your excellent treatment has produced a charming image.
Bill Phillips: It is one if my favourite bits of the town Beverly
lovely "Brickly" picture Bill!
Bill Phillips: What a great word!! Brickly is going to feature as often as I can use it
This is rather a pleasant corner Bill, some nice old buildings and I love the lamppost, I would't mind that in my garden as a decoration.
Bill Phillips: The council might not be best pleased Brian
It's also a family name:
"English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in France named Gournay, notably Gournay-en-Brai in Seine-Maritime." So it is probably named after some Norman whose family came from around there.
Bill Phillips: Interesting. One of the most common local names is Gandy which also has Norman associations.
Very nice treatment with this light/shadow play Bill!
Bill Phillips: Thank you Richard. I wanted to bring out the details
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 22 Jan 2014, 20:14
A nice little corner of Droitwich
Bill Phillips: Ain't it just?
A fine selecting of brickwork, spanning many many years of work.
Bill Phillips: Several hundred years I suspect Martin
And a very pleasing treatment. Interesting mix of brickwork and stone
Bill Phillips: Thanks John. It is interesting

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