The view from my old bedroom window was all baby deer and bunny rabbits.
Also chipmunks, squirrels, woodpeckers, and towards the end of my stay, sometimes a very shy red fox.
Here, though, it's not even worth the effort to look out the window, the horizontal blinds competing with the vertical iron bars on the other side, but if you were to peer very carefully through the cross-hatching you would be rewarded with a view of the scenic back alley. As far as I can determine, it's where people go to yell loudly at each other, and sometimes to take out the trash.
When I moved in, there was an over-powering sewer smell. I don't smell it anymore, but did it go away, or am I just used to it? The upstairs neighbors have very, very creaky floorboards, and the water here is either warm or hot, but never, ever cold. The air conditioning is crazy loud.