I loved the alleyways of Taiwan. Like grass pushing through the cracks of sidewalks, activated alleyways were this organic, human-scaled resistance to frigid modernity.

Baltimore is also a city of alleys, but most are narrow forgotten footpaths of refuse. Our alleyways are hidden folds for fringe activity. Their alleyways are revelatory and exposing.

Baltimore alleyway with electric poles and dumpsters behind an "A" street