Let's face it, communal living, whether it be in an apartment, condo, or townhouse, tends to leave our outdoor space rather, well, exposed.
Stepping onto my balcony, this is the view of 3 neighboring balconies to my left. I am not a fan of sitting out on my balcony and facing folks sitting out on their own balcony (2nd floor) or patio (1st floor). I mean, what is the protocol here? Do ya wave? No thanks. Let's move away from this look (photo 1).
One of the things I wish to create for my balcony is a way to block the straight line of vision between my space and the patios and balconies of my neighbors. I hope to do this in a way that is effective for me while not causing any clutter to the view of my neighbors.
Or any of those pesky Letters From The Board (and no, I've never received one in the 26 years I've lived here).
As I sit down tonight, my line of sight is blocked (see photo 2) to the 2nd floor patios with that planter box, and blocked from the lower patio by my urn planters. Hooray for me! Note also that this 2nd tier of planting provides some privacy from people walking through the courtyard.
Ah, a life of Mystery may ensue!
Schlumbergera seedling no. 120
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