Layers of walls and windows stretch up as if climbing a hill, though the street is quite flat. The grand gateway looks as though it was once the entrance to a spacious courtyard but, after centuries of infill and adaptation,  there can’t be much more than a bin store behind those doors now.

As a gardener, it was a flash of green above the double doors that first caught my attention. Then my gaze climbed up the layers noticing a balcony with a lamp post, an artist’s studio with a through view, two roof terraces…

 

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Click on the photo above for a closer view.  And if you wondered about the fishing rod at the bottom left, here’s the fisherman.

 

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