The useless balcony

Across the street from my office is a relatively expensive apartment building.

We’re not talking NYC levels – but the rent is similar for one of those Greenwood Village 2-bedroom apartments to that of a suburban Denver 3-bedroom house.

Yes, there’s location – I could walk to work if I lived there.

But I am not questioning the residents’ decisions to live there – I can understand some of the charms.

Rather I’m questioning the residents who choose to put patio furniture on their small balconies. You see, there’s a steady flow of traffic during all waking hours. Noise and diesel fumes are part of the experience a resident would enjoy by sitting on their balcony for a glass of wine at sunset.

What’s different about watching and listening to waves crashing on the beach? Those sounds also ebb-and-flow. Water flows past your feet, just as compact utility vehicles do along East Belleview Avenue.


One Reply to “The useless balcony”

  1. All in your perspective! I imagine people who choose to live in an urban environment like the noise, hustle and bustle – it’s exciting to them and gives them energy. Maybe it also gives them community – the sense that just outside their door (or window) are a whole bunch of neighbors. I can understand it, but I don’t think it’s for me!

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