New Urbanist Cul-de-sac

village in Mani, GreeceA Mediterrenean mountain village displays a perfect New Urbanist cul-de-sac:
It uses the street as a true public realm; the entire pavement is for walking, sitting, eating and socializing.
The street is compact and perfectly cosy, if somewhat messy and, in places, dilapitated. What it lacks in formal design it gives back  in delight.
It mixes housing and restaurant/coffee/bar shop with a home for the owner  above.
The little traffic that comes to this point ends here – no through destination.
Urbanism comes in many guises – sometimes in a cul-de-sac.
(Photo by Doug Pollard)

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