Recently a friend explained to me that ages ago building regulations stipulated that residential buildings have a garden, and in that garden there had to be at least one olive tree, one citrus tree, and some kind of fragrant, flowering thing. I couldn't help thinking of that bygone era when I saw this:
. . . a garden attached to a lovely old residential property. It's amazing to consider what the city would look like if a garden was still required. There's be irresistible gardens everywhere.
Here's a context shot, showing a newer, neighboring building, built up on every possible inch. Building this way has become typical, but when you see it next to an older home you can clearly see what's missing.