• Proportions

    Buildings are between three and six storeys high. Blocks are 10 buildings long. Pavements vary in width, four and a half metres at their widest, two and a half at their narrowest. Regulations are in place to avoid eyesores but common sense prevails. And we like life at all times of day. This includes cars.

  • Patina

    There’s a jigsaw of periods and styles, from Georgian townhouses to modern studios. Façades are renovated but not clinically manicured. The rusts and russets of time are left to tell a story.

  • People

    The street hums with activity. The people who populate it are the right side of nosey but rarely interfere unless help is sought. Neighbourly trust is the glue that binds this community together.

Monocle 24

× The Pacific Shift

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