Alleys around the world with fascinating backstories
There's much more to these lowly lanes than meets the eye
When we think of alleys, we usually think of cramped, dirty backstreets filled with dumpsters. They might be shortcuts, but certainly not ones you'd want to take alone at night. These narrow thoroughfares are often overlooked by tourists, but sometimes they hold the true character of a city. Many alleys around the world have been the settings for historic events, cultural revolutions, and even black magic.
Click through the following gallery for a journey through some of the most fascinating alleyways in countries all over the world.
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