I love narrow spaces. They are fun to me. Narrow bridges (better if they’re hanging), narrow labyrinth paths, narrow alleyways in cool towns, narrow caves, narrow hiking trails overlooking cliffs… I guess you could say I’m the opposite of claustrophobic, I enjoy the thrill of spaces like these. The thrill where it feels like there is danger, but really there is none, okay sometimes there is, especially when you’re hiking along a cliff.
And then there are many narrow spaces that don’t give off any danger at all.. think narrow dirt paths in open spaces, and narrow spaces in between bookshelves in libraries and in between grapes in vineyards.
Narrow spaces are also very fun to photograph. Here is my collection of narrow spaces and things from across my travels:
A narrow path to get to the backyard in the house I lived in India.
A narrow bridge to get to the dock in Portland, Oregon.
A narrow, vintage vision test object.
A narrow door gap showing our sleepy outdoor cat in India. (He adopted us)
One of my personal favourites strolling the aisles of the Concorde, the famous supersonic passenger jet. (At the Museum of Flight in Seattle, WA)
It was quite a narrow and slippery path to get to the top at Multnomah Falls, Oregon.
And here are the Falls themselves. Pretty narrow.
I mentioned labyrinths at the beginning. Here is one in Vienna, Austria.
Have you ever lied on top of a bunch of narrow nails (bed of nails)? It’s quite a crazy feeling. You can do so at the Papalote Museo del Niño in Mexico City.
Paths in ships are quite narrow. Here I am on the USS Normandy, guided-missile cruiser.
And I mentioned narrow paths in libraries. This one is the awesome Powell’s Books in downtown Portland, Oregon, which takes up a whole block.
Narrow streets in Liverpool, England.
A narrow door in India.
And a very narrow path in India. This was a fun photo excursion.
Narrow wooden path at the Duke Gardens, North Carolina.
Narrow mini paths between rows and rows of tulips in Woodburn, Oregon.
Metro stations are always quite narrow, from the escalators to the paths between trains. Here is a metro station in Moscow, Russia.
A narrow shadow. Those are fun. While playing croquet in Deer Island, Oregon.
Narrow paths at the Syncline Winery in Washington.
A narrow bridge at the Eno River State Park in Durham, North Carolina.
Narrow train on narrow tracks. The Dalles, Oregon.
Narrow gaps between a weird narrow tree trunk. Hood River, Oregon.
Narrow skis! Skiing in Whistler, Canada.
A narrow window and a narrow mirror at the Chapultepec Castle, Mexico City.
A very narrow outdoor table, enjoying an iced coffee outside Barista in Portland, Oregon.
A narrow aisle inside the historic trolley in Astoria, Oregon.
Another fun narrow shadow shot, complete with narrow trolley tracks. Also in Astoria.
A narrow opening of trees on the road on the way to Mt Hood, Oregon.
And a narrow snowy path at Mirror Lake, Oregon. One of my favourite hikes ever.
Super narrow room, the torpedo room inside the USS Blueback Submarine. (Worst picture quality ever, but too interesting not to show.)
Yet another narrow shadow shot. Laconia, New Hampshire.
Cool alleyway in Portland, Oregon.
And super cool narrow space between homes, also in Portland.
Narrow garden paths at the MPR, in Meherabad, India.
And a narrow path inside a cool (literally) cave in Budapest, Hungary.
Finally, a narrow hiking path in Logan Canyon, Utah.
That was a lot of narrow, huh. Do you like narrow spaces like me? Which one was your favourite?