I love the order and asymmetry in the layout here, but I am really befuddled by that stairwell. Does that opening wrap around a corner or is it flush with the sidewalk? No, it can't be. I'm not sure that's what I'm supposed to be looking at, but I can't take my eyes off of it. That's where the mystery lies ;-)
Thanks, Glenn.If I follow you, the "opening" (the dark space?) is just a small space under the next flight of stairs. You might be able to make out some mail boxes in there.Also, FYI, there is no sidewalk. The vending machine, etc. are flush with the street! Very common on side streets--when you leave your house you really do step out onto the street...
So if you want to buy a Coca-Cola you're taking your life into your hands?
I think you're taking your life in your hands just stepping outside!