Photography

Street Photography : Difference Between A Street And A Road

To quote Geoff Dyer from his musings on the meaning of subjects and personalities in photography in The Ongoing Moment (2005):

“It is not a question of size (some urban streets are wider than country roads). A road heads out of town, while a street stays there, so you find roads in the country but not streets. If a street leads to a road, you are heading out of town. If a road turns into a street, you are heading into town. Keep on it long enough and a road will eventually turn into a street but not necessarily vice versa (a street can be an end in itself). Streets must have houses on either side of them to be streets. The best streets urge you to stay; the road is an endless incentive to leave.”