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Photos: Our City Streets--Narrowed

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Imagine if our broad boulevards and streets were much smaller, with one side of shops, restaurants, and pedestrians able to easily glance at their counterparts on the other side.

This "flight of fancy" is a hobby of David Yoon, a writer, designer, and photographer who has contributed some of his "narrowed" street shots to our LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr, while chronicling each excursion on a blog he runs called narrow streets: los angeles.

In commenting on one of his posted photos, Yoon summarizes the genesis of this endeavor: "After living in Yokohama and Boston for 10 years, I moved (back) to LA and am still a little freaked out at how wide our streets are, hence this project."

Here's a look at some of his re-envisioned streetscapes.