The Dutch households in the Hague would extend their homes into the sidewalks with these modest chairs and benches.

My host in Holland told me he often sees people make a dining room out of the street, bringing full table sets out on nice evenings. It helps that, with all row houses similar in height and coming right up to the sidewalk, the narrower streets approach the scale of rooms and interior settings. Quite different than our American ideal of a large front yard (white picket fence) to separate us from the street.

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