Zürich, Untere Banhofstrasse

This is probably my favorite boulevard. It is wide enough to define itself as an important street and still narrow enough to integrate beautifully. The two rows of trees are sufficient to give shade and green without overwhelming the space. The street, with pedestrians dotted here and there, is of a highly agreeable width, and the lovely trams and their rails further improve the scene. The sidewalks are of a very generous width.

I believe that the photograph was taken from the roof of the principal train station, and that the tram rails curve around to a terminus in front of the station.

The buildings are a highly harmonious but certainly not monotonous - the street has achieved a perfect balance of variety and similarity. This is a street any city would relish.

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