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Saturday, January 18, 2020

ALLEYS OF NAPLES - 6

CAMPANIA, ITALY




Many alleys – even streets and avenues – in Naples are so narrow that neighbors can talk to each other from their opposite balconies.

And talk they do, in a passionate, emphatic, boisterous way that adds to the atmosphere like an Italian street opera created just for you.

Friday, January 17, 2020

ALLEYS OF NAPLES - 5

CAMPANIA, ITALY



The cool thing about alleys in Naples is that they are still for locals, not tourists.

So instead of endless T-shirt and trinket stores, you find the main street retail mix of folks selling shoes, clothes, food, household goods and more.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Unpacking The Spatial Implications Of Architecture's Accessibility Failures

Every architect, urban designer, interior designer and engineer MUST understand how to design for all. 

Bravo Archinect for this story:

Unpacking The Spatial Implications Of Architecture's Accessibility Failures: There is a particular type of obliviousness to the built environment that most of us have the privilege of experiencing day-to-day. This obliviousness relates not to architecture’s aesthetic values, but rather to architecture’s  accessibility out in the world. Built to Scale, an...

ALLEYS OF NAPLES - 4

CAMPANIA, ITALY



L’antica Pizzeria da Michele and Sorbillo are famous and draw long lines.

But there are dozens of worthy pizza places in Napoli.

Just don’t ruin good pizza with too many toppings.

The best is crust, sauce, cheese and basil only (margarita) or marinera (no cheese).

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

ALLEYS OF NAPLES - 3

CAMPANIA, ITALY




Naples is a city of apartments, not single family houses.

Life takes place on the balconies along the narrow alleys.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

ALLEYS OF NAPLES - 2

CAMPANIA, ITALY



Look up when you enter a Naples alley. 

You will see flags, signs, old street lights, great architecture, colorful people and more.

Monday, January 13, 2020

ALLEYS OF NAPLES - 1

CAMPANIA, ITALY



Despite what false internet posts and some guide books tell you, most alleys in Naples are safe for tourists.

Just be alert, like you would in any major city in the U.S.