Caen, Maison des Quatrans

This is a lovely curved street. It is fairly narrow, and the curvature appears to be constant, which makes the scene a tad static.

It is usual with curved streets to make the buildings straight, with each building at a slight angle to its neighbors. This results in interior spaces that are not perfect rectangles. Modern practice has it that this is more expensive, but the difference cannot be large. Surely the improvement in the street is worth a small increase in the cost of construction.

Notice here the lovely sight of the steeple rising above the buildings. Was this happenstance, or was it by design?

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