Do you like to see people or do you like to see beautiful things?
The reason for this question has to do with the difference between North and South Europe.
In South Europe, you will see neighborhoods filled with people, sitting outside, talking, playing various bowling games or cards. But you aren’t likely to see neighborhoods filled with modern embellishments paid for by the residents.
But in North Europe, particularly in the French Region of Alsace, you will see NO ONE. Not a single person! But what you will see in these empty neighborhoods are some beautiful ornaments, such as this covered wooden pedestrian bridge that I photographed somewhere in Alsace: