I love this street corner. It’s the backdrop for so many low-budget movies. It’s a go-to for video game designers. Heck, it’s so famous it appears in more than one graphic novel too.
Nothing says “historical fantasy” like spotting this street corner. Clearly, timber and plaster cross all time-space continuums. Hey, if I got sucked into a vortex and survived being spat out the other side, I would be relieved, relieved, to see my favorite street corner.
Firstly, there’s a good chance that there are inhabitants with questionable hygiene beyond those doors. This is beneficial for me, because I’ve likely wet myself during my interstellar travel. I’ll blend right in.
Secondly, the timber is not charred. This means the residents of said street corner have not pissed off the dragon or the dragoons. This buys me a little time before I get chained up in someone’s or something’s dungeon/cave.
Thirdly, note the absence of offal and personal refuse on the streets. There is some sort of sanitation plan at work here. There’s a good chance I will not be struck down by whatever highly communicable plague.
So, tell me, does this street corner look familiar to you? Let me know the book /movie / cartoon / game / comic / Halloween village / etc.
P.S. Mad props to the artist Sangit for rendering of this more detailed depiction of the very popular street.