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Old July 10th, 2011, 12:18 PM   #1
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Urban Claustrophobia: Narrow streets, nooks and crannies

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Old July 10th, 2011, 01:16 PM   #2
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Old July 10th, 2011, 10:59 PM   #3
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Heres Naples -

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Old July 10th, 2011, 11:46 PM   #4
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Old July 11th, 2011, 12:26 AM   #5
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seville has some of the narrowest streets i have seen. (3-4 feet wide)
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Old July 11th, 2011, 01:23 AM   #6
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Parts of Naples used to be some of the most crowded places in the world during the 90s. On a par with HK I heard.
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London's financial district is also the oldest (and newest) part of the city. The medieval alleyways and 'ratruns' are protected:

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Old July 11th, 2011, 01:27 AM   #8
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Old July 11th, 2011, 01:37 AM   #9
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Athens, gawd, where do we start? Official population 3 million, unofficial over 5 million, crammed in by mountains all around.

Parts of Athens also used to rank in the worlds most crowded areas. Its a sea of 6-12 storey midrises.

The streets are not thaaat narrow, but in terms of proportion to the buildings on either side, they definitely are cramped and hemmed in.






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drawing back





and back...







and back again...




for scale, the close up of the little peninsular at the bottom from the pic before:



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Old July 11th, 2011, 03:17 AM   #11
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Stop posting aerials and panoramas of Athens. Of course you can see the density in those pictures, but not how the streets actually look.

This is about narrow streets - I guess street-level photos would be more apropiate then..

Berlin doesn't really have narrow streets (anymore). Before the war, a lot of streets in the old (medieval) city centre were very narrow, but the war and GDR demolitions vanished those from the map.
However, they were never as narrow as those streets from Seville .
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Chicago's fabled alleys:

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Old July 11th, 2011, 03:24 AM   #13
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Parts of Naples used to be some of the most crowded places in the world during the 90s. On a par with HK I heard.
It still is, Quartieri Spagnoli (in the photos), I believe, is among the most densely populated areas in Europe...not to mention one of the most fascinating.
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Old July 11th, 2011, 12:03 PM   #14
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Ah, this thread brings back memories. I used to live in the Barrì Gotic in Barcelona for several months, in the building on the right:

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Obras: Aglà | Placeta de Sant Francesc | Escudellers Blancs (8/14) by jazamarripae, on Flickr

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Obras: Aglà | Placeta de Sant Francesc | Escudellers Blancs (7/14) by jazamarripae, on Flickr

Very narrow and high, I sometimes felt I could shake hands, from the balcony, with the people across the street! The very claustrophobic nature of the quarter made it a very suitable place for petty crime - several of my friends got robbed here. Lately, there's been some efforts to clean up crime.

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Carre De Rauric by Positive vibes, on Flickr

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Carrer del Call de Barcelona by Ramiro Sánchez-Crespo, on Flickr

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Old July 11th, 2011, 03:50 PM   #15
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Some examples from Poland :

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Old July 11th, 2011, 04:39 PM   #16
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Don't see what's wrong with them though unless you have an american way of thinking.
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