The combined elements of small houses, a narrow street and beautiful light are hard to resist for photographers, and one delightful street that keeps appearing in images is the charming Verandah Place in Cobble Hill. The tiny street is located within the Cobble Hill Historic District.
Taking up one long block between Henry and Clinton streets, it runs along the popular Cobble Hill Park.
It feels more like a hidden passageway than a city street and is lined on one side by picturesque two- and three-story brick houses. The narrow street may have originally been intended as a mews for carriage houses and stables. The 1840s and 1850s houses that line the street facing the park have fairly restrained architectural ornamentation but many residents have added overflowing window boxes and elaborate holiday decorations to add to their picturesque character. The fact that the houses face the open space of the park brings light for just the right capture.
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