This is a city on a hillside. The foreground slopes gently enough, but the street gives way to stairs in the middle distance, and it's quite a climb to the upper streets.
This is evidently an important commercial area. As already noted, this street is on the border between narrow and wide, and one might well compare it to some of the narrower streets in the Wide Streets chapter. Its form and function are very similar.
There is probably good stone to be found not far from this city, to judge by the large amount of ornate stone carving in evidence.
Notice the pair of cupolas about two blocks down the street. They aren't the same, but they go together nicely.
As we see in carfree streets everywhere, pedestrians will make use of the full width of the street when they can.
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