lol. I was kinda going
with the roof comments, then I looked where you guys are from!
You are all flatlanders!
If you ever lived in serious hill or mountain country, it would not confuse you. The roads run sideways across a hill or mtn. with larger connecting roads running up and down the hill. So if you live on the third street up the hill, you would be looking down on the roofs of a half dozen houses in front of you, if there are no trees to block the view. Fences are too short to block that view.
I live on the lowest street and the other side of the road is not sloped at all. My side sees the land rise for the first time.
Oh and edit: I have about a foot or so of foundation showing behind the house and about 4 feet showing in the front. Big enough for those windows!
And thanks for the complements! I cant wait to go home and watch the B's (recorded) and pull a pint!