Thursday, 10 November 2011

Rush hour

Rush hour in Dormansland.

Proust describes two walks taken by his family - Swann's way and the Guermantes way. Each have their own meaning to him and their own resonance. In the North East, people sometimes say, when giving directions, "don't come the front way, go round the back lonnen" (a lonnen being a road or lane). There is always an alternative to the direct route.

Photo: Moor Lane copyright Oast House Archive and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons licence (

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