I love the warmth reflected in this image. The tone quality is perfect - the texture and color of the brick really comes through. I like how the staircase draws the viewer in to the photograph; leading us down the alley. It's as though we are walking through the alley, toward the green park or lawn at the other end. I want to further inspect what is at the end of the alley - you've given this photograph a story to tell, a story the viewer wants to be told or become part of.
I'll say again, the tone in this photograph is lovely....inviting and almost secretive in the early morning (or dusk?) light. Well done.