Alleys aren't really destinations. But if you're walking around Boston, you may start to notice that you've been walking down many pathways with no cars.
Here are a few that are worth a look around.
Winthrop Lane, Downtown Boston
In deep Downtown, between Arch and Otis Streets, there's a walkway with a subtle, extremely self-effacing ("walk on me!") public art installation: Boston Bricks.
It takes a few trips before you even start to notice the mostly-rectangular, iconic, bronze art inserts.
Then it seems like you notice a new one every time you walk down the lane.
Most have Boston themes. Here are three:
You Are Here
(There's a Catholic Church, run by Franciscan monks, next door).
Other alleys worth mentioning:
The Blackstone Block
One of the oldest blocks in all Boston, the Blackstone Block is criss-crossed by a few alleys.
Check out the Google Street View of Marshall Street, which runs the length of the block.
A few alleys off of West Street, including this bookstore dead end, stocked by the famous Brattle Book Shop.
More to come...