More San José houses.
Houses here can get crowded into small spaces.
Utility cables can be as crowded in the air above the streets as the houses are below.
Street trees have a tough life in this city, but they hang tough, hang tough as tenaciously as some of these old houses.
More greens, taking up more stories.
Neglect suggests that this old house may not be long for this world.
Right next door is this hotel/guest house. Two guests chat on the entry stairs. A little internet sleuthing gives its date of construction as 1920, so it’s almost 100 years old.
In another nearby neighborhood, a well-kept house of similar vintage projects not decay and transience, but instead suggests an oasis of family, care, stability and domesticity.
If you’re going to live in the city, an oasis is a good place to be.