There is something inviting about passageways; they seem to beckon and call us to explore where they lead, what surprises they hold, or adventures await once we have passed through.

Mayenne, Normandie, France

Passageways can be human made, or found in nature. They have many different names; alley, tunnel, gate, aisle, walkway, corridor, path, portal, are a few that come to mind.

The gardens at Dunrobin Castle, Scotland

Arches National Park, Utah, USA

Alley in Seoul, South Korea

My daughter and I couldn’t resist wandering down this alleyway in Brugge, Belgium. But it was so long ago, I don’t remember what we found.

Brugge, Belgium, photo curtesy of theTravelsketcher

Samuel Boardman Scenic Highway, Oregon, USA

Terra Blanca Winery, Benton City, Washington State, USA

Sainte Suzanne, Normandie, France

Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA

Tokyo, Japan

Near Golspie, Scotland

I love how the narrow streets and alleys in Barcelona open up onto plazas where there are restaurants, buskers, shops and lots of energy and activity.

Barcelona, Spain

Bonnieux, Provence, France

Narbeck Wetland Sanctuary, Everett, Washington State, USA

Redwood National Forest, California USA

Avignon, Provence, France

“The air was soft, the stars so fine, the promise of every cobbled alley so great that I thought I was in a dream.” Jack Kerouac

Le Mont-Saint-Michel, France

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I hope you enjoyed this short post. As always, please leave a message, I would love to hear from you.

Wishing you grand adventures,


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  1. Wonderful examples of passageways Tricia! I like them all … those natural passageways in the National Parks in the USA are beautiful and I do like the one in Scotland as well … but hey, the ones in France are just gorgeous!

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  2. So clever and so beautiful! These pictures remind me of the puzzles that show doorways from around the world. This group of photos would make a great puzzle! Keep sharing. We love it!

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  3. Lovely passageways, a few of which I’ve likewise explored (e.g. Joshua Tree, Le Mont St Michel…)! I just did a post on doors, and it looks like you’ve inspired me to do another one on passageways!

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  4. Good idea for a post and a refreshing change from the usual door compilations. I agree with your sentiments about passageways, there’s something protective about them too, if that makes any sense. I find the stone Normandie passageway the most charming of all.

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  5. A lovely post. It made me smile because when my husband and I are exploring I have a saying – ‘I’m off down here, it looks appealing’ – and off I wonder down a passageway as he rolls his eyes and follows along 🙂

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  6. I love this! I took a great series of pictures at Chaco Canyon in New Mexico, because I was mesmerized by the ancient passageways. There is something connecting about the idea of peoples (especially ancient peoples) passing through an entrance. Love that you saw this too.

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    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed the post! I haven’t been to Chaco Canyon, but I have been to Mesa Verde and Hovenweep; both amazing places that show how advanced the ancient people were. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!


  7. I LOVE the theme of this post. Your photos are so compelling. Have you done a post on staircases? I’m certain you have many wonderful photos of those…

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