These lands are the most scenic along the street. It isn’t just the buildings, which are turn of the century tenements and townhouses, given a fresh coat of paint and a new lease of life as design studios, quaint cafes, uber-hip restaurants and high-end fashion boutiques.
It’s also the people here – which are overwhelmingly young, white and fashionable. Everywhere you turn, there is the silhouette of a would-be fashion model, or an actor – male, female. Brigitte Bardot wouldn’t feel out of place here. Hell, she even turns up, sort of. Neither would Brad Pitt.
One would feel a little threatened by all the perfection, if it weren’t for the continued presence of old-world pubs and diners, still eking out a healthy living in the vicinity, and a healthy population of “Real People” taking to the streets to, gawking at the beauty the same way you are.