This gate frames a view down a very attractive street. Notice that an important building has been situated at the end of the street, with its façade prominently displayed from the vantage of the gate.

Notice that the margins of the street are quite irregular, even though the street is basically straight. This adds considerable interest to the view, and helps to create occasional open spaces, such as the one in the foreground, that serve as small squares.

Observe, too, how the graceful streetlight, with its bracket, improves the view. Contrast this with the standard ugly aluminum "cobra head" fixture used so widely in modern practice.

The very tall building in the foreground would be much less objectionable if it had more windows.


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