Narrow … this week did I have to dig deep in my files. It seems I like to take to the wide streets and paths.
“The higher the truck the closer to God
Chicago!!! I don’t have a clue how the drivers manage to park this huge truck in a narrow space like this???!!!!! – July 2012
“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
Very narrow margins here in William Forsythe’s “Nowhere and Everywhere at the Same Time No 3” … Live Art at Wanås Castle, Sweden – July 2018
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”
Leonardo da Vinci
The world’s narrowest house at Kanonia 20-22 in the Old Town, Warsaw. This comically tiny building in Poland is rumoured to have been built this way because the 17-century tax system was based on the width of a home’s front-facing facade. It was restored after World War II to look much like it did back then – July 2015
When the Keret House was built at Żelazna 74, also in Warsaw in 2012 named after Israeli writer Etgar Keret, this was considered the world’s narrowest house. It was conceived by architect Jakub Szczesny and is just under 5 feet at its widest point. Located between two buildings from different eras in history, it hosts visiting artists in a residency program. I have missed that one – next time I visit Warsaw.
“Walking in a beautiful narrow street
an excellent way of discovering life
with the feeling of security!”
Mehmet Murat ildan
Gamle Færgestræde in Helsingør, Danmark. is not entirely like the other streets in town. The unpolished field rocks lie as they did in the middle ages, rough and uneven, making you automatically switch your walking from frisk to careful. On each side of the road towers tall, yellow houses, holding the city noises at bay. If a dirty little piglet had walked around in the open gutters of the street, while chamber pots were emptied from the slanting windows, it would only fit the ambience.