esh arf

By SlowSong
On the right is Clink prison - No.1 Clink Street. Up ahead, through this little alley, is Borough Market.
I only had my compact so this isn't quite as I'd have liked it, but the half-words really caught my eye, along with the light and shadows.

Thank you for looking. Hope to catch up with everyone a bit later but have had things to deal with last couple of days so I've slipped a bit.


Oh, and if you drop in Nathan, I send you my very best wishes. We're all thinking of you.

Tags: Photo journalism London General Architecture Landscape and travel

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cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
27 Sep 2012 10:11AM
wonder what the other `arf looks like? WinkGrinGrin

well spotted Smile

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nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
27 Sep 2012 10:15AM
Pleasing compo, colours and contrast; I also like the title.Wink
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
27 Sep 2012 10:27AM
Superb play of words Chris, great POV and you love London !!!
tonyguitar 6 65 37 Canada
27 Sep 2012 10:31AM
Everything about this is interesting as well as the puzzle letters. That prison must be really old. WE have a saying here...] Throw him in the Clink,.. as in 'Throw him in prison!'.
Is this the place that saying stems from? TG
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 10:35AM
What is the other arf?
KingBee Plus
12 529 2 Scotland
27 Sep 2012 10:35AM
I thought your title was a swear word. I see it in a different light now that I've opened the thumbnail! And very nice too.


BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
27 Sep 2012 10:45AM
Full of interest. Well composed.
First time I've seen any shots of Clink prison I think.
Well done.

27 Sep 2012 10:56AM
I've always liked city architecture piccies. This one is excellent and so original. Well caught. Don't denigrate compacts especially Canon ones! I have an's great!
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
27 Sep 2012 11:01AM
Well, the Golden Hinde, which is the replica boat at the end of this alley, is in Pickfords Wharf. Next time I visit I'll check the rest of the lettering - didn't think at the time. In too much hurry to get to the pub. Grin

And yes, "in the clink", etc. is derived from Clink Prison.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 11:04AM
This is a great composition Chris.
bricurtis 12 2.2k 49 England
27 Sep 2012 12:04PM
Excellent tight street scene - I guessed the lower word was 'wharf ' - top word has got me beat. Smile
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
27 Sep 2012 12:10PM
Wandered around here a few times Grin The Wharf is Horseshoe Wharf, Chris. And I love the title... had me thinking before I saw the image Grin

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
27 Sep 2012 12:19PM

Quote:Wandered around here a few times Grin The Wharf is Horseshoe Wharf, Chris. And I love the title... had me thinking before I saw the image Grin

Thanks Dave. Now why did I think you'd know this? GrinSmile
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
27 Sep 2012 1:04PM
Interesting place, a well done image!
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 1:05PM
Love the disjointed syllables and the balance between the two circles, window and pub sign. The verticality is fit and proper for the street where it can often feel gloomy on the pavement far below!
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 1:09PM
Oh yes, I like ARF.
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 1:40PM
An excellent composition and capture.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
27 Sep 2012 1:41PM
A fine shot with your compact Chris !!
Well spotted.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
27 Sep 2012 1:42PM
Great observation Chris.. The pic ain't arf good.
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 1:50PM
Great shot Chris.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
27 Sep 2012 2:31PM
A great spot, Chris Smile Carol
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
27 Sep 2012 4:02PM
A great intriguing shot, Chris, and spent ages trying to work out what it said, though I did guess the Wharf bit, but thanks to WhiteRose1, we now know! Wink
Trev Smile
Tibetan 6 3 England
27 Sep 2012 4:19PM
A very interesting shot, nice light, good shadows, love the colours, like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
27 Sep 2012 4:40PM
Beautifully presented.
27 Sep 2012 8:12PM
Great composition and title
Lillian Plus
9 22 17 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 8:14PM
Well shot Chris
and the shadows have added textures
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 10:16PM
"The prison that gave its name to all others".
Those half-words are puzzling me...................
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
28 Sep 2012 8:44AM
Is this where the slang term for prison originated - Clink Street!!...........interesting..........GrinGrinGrin
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
28 Sep 2012 5:59PM
beautifully composed!
Barjo 6 United States
28 Sep 2012 7:45PM
The collection of somewhat mysterious letters in this fine composition is intriguing and appealing...Beautiful light and overall composition too......Exceptional shooting, Chris!
29 Sep 2012 10:35PM
This is a great shot. My kind of image. Well done. Elaine
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
1 Oct 2012 9:42AM
Like Julia I just had my Eureka ! moment.
well composed. A London Canyon.
Paul Morgan 17 19.1k 6 England
17 Oct 2012 3:05AM
Lol I know that area well, there`s some old wooden ship just around the corner and a riverside pub that does decent fish and chips Smile

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