A comfortable neighborhood that shows a kinder, gentler side of London that you didnÍt think existed.
This district at the northern end of Covent Garden is very comfortable _ almost too comfortable _ for London. It is truly special, on a scale that shows a kinder, gentler side of London that you didnÍt think existed. The small buildings, narrow streets, and little alleyways reveal wonderful treasures of little courtyards, such as NealÍs Yard, that seem almost like a hidden paradise. And while it is very historic, the overwhelming feeling is that it is contemporary, with uses that fit the setting. New York has Greenwich Village and Paris has the Marais, but this area is somehow even more enchanting. ItÍs one of those places positively draws you toward it, and makes you want to return to often.
*Please note that these Hall of Shame nominations were written in a moment in time (most over a decade ago) and likely have since changed or even been transformed. If the above entry is now great, or still not so great, go ahead and comment below on how it has evolved or nominate it as a great place.
Across many cultures and times – since the beginning of civilization, in fact – the street has held vast social, commercial, and political significance as a powerful symbol of the public realm.
Transit is a component, but by no means the extent, of your experience at a station that is a place. Memorable and enjoyable stations and stops that create value for neighborhoods are perfectly attainable. In fact, a transit station or stop can serve much more than a transportation function; it can be a setting for community interaction, a place that fosters a diversity of activities.