No mopeds are allowed in the courtyard (they park in the parking garage below the buildings) so that means that no alarms go off during the day or night. It's just as peaceful in the day as in the evening.
We see the same view from the living room balcony too. It's truly a place of rest for us. I think it's important to have a room with a view, if only of just another building across the way.
The back view is not so great. On the positive side it provides lots of light and a cross breeze. Both are important considerations when shopping for an apartment, wherever it might be.
(Oh, and if you roll your mouse over the picture you'll get an enhanced, posterized view. All pictures were created as HDRs with Potomatix Pro. You can see other examples of HDRs (high dynamic range) out at my flickr site.)
The only thing worse than losing your eye sight is losing your vision. - Anon