Paleo Retiree writes:
Enjoy a beautiful collection of photos of narrow streets — and wonder, as I often do, why the U.S. doesn’t have many more attractive streets than it does. Crazy, utopian concept: A street shouldn’t be just a way to get from one place to another; it should be a beautiful thing in its own right. Gold-bug/New Urbanist (go ahead and make sense of that combo, I dare ya) Nathan Lewis is a super-informed advocate of the virtues of narrow streets. Scroll down his page and click on his “Traditional City/Heroic Materialism Archive” — there’s a lot of brilliant and wonderfully-illustrated stuff there to explore. I like Lewis’ brand of urbanism a lot, and I enjoyed his monetary history of gold too.