Lille, La Rue Faidherbe

This is a very fine wide street indeed. The sidewalks are of generous proportion, to accommodate what is undoubtedly a high volume of foot traffic.

Notice that the awnings have only been deployed on one side of the street. With the sun coming from the other side of the street, the picture would be reversed.

Notice how little vehicular traffic is to be seen - a few horse-drawn wagons and hackneys, a tram in the distance, a bicycle in the foreground. There are, however, a very large number of people on foot.

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