When it turned up in the local newspaper, I recognised the alley as one of my regular cut-throughs on runs in the neighbourhood. Later that same day it turned up on the BBC nightly News so the next morning I decided to go back for my own document of the boondoggle.
Double yellow lines limit parking from the center of the street to the kerb (curb) on the side of the street they are painted; you can stop to load/unload but otherwise the space must be left clear for emergency vehicles. So, when a fire engine needs to get through the area above…see what everyone is on about?
My own photo really adds nothing to the debate and only serves to show that I need a few more sit-ups and lot less alcohol on a weekly basis (the gut alone would block an ambulance’s passage). Here’s the same photo with two vehicles illegally parked, scaled to the alleyway’s dimensions:
Everyone wants a picture of this alley, now. While there setting up my own camera two different citizens with SLRs popped up at the wide end and another at the narrow bit. I posed with my arms partly stretched to the walls for one of the photographers.
See also, “Thomassons” or useless — but still maintained — architectural features.