Barcelona, Calle Arcos

This is the ultimate narrow street. It is not even two meters wide and creates a very intimate space. The curve of the street makes it endlessly interesting. It is clearly a rich neighborhood - not every rich person wants to secrete himself as far from his neighbors as possible.

The buildings, while simple, are of extremely high quality. The elements are nicely proportioned, the treatment of the windows is very fine, and the overhead arches serve to close in the space even more while still admitting plenty of light.

The iron grills indicate a climate that is often very hot - the windows can safely be left open all night, even on the ground floor.


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