Tag: roads

Jul 6, 2015

Welcome to Baldwin, the Steepest Residential Street in the World

Welcome to Baldwin, the Steepest Residential Street in the World

Dunedin, New Zealand’s is where you will find Baldwin Street, the (hotly contested) steepest residential street in the world.

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Jan 19, 2015

Picture of the Day: The Dark Hedges of Northern Ireland

Picture of the Day: The Dark Hedges of Northern Ireland

Photograph by GIUSEPPE MILO Website | Facebook | Twitter | 500px Seen here are Northern Ireland’s famous ‘Dark Hedges‘, a breathtaking avenue of beech trees that were planted over 200 years ago by the Stuart family. According to Ballymoney Tourism, “it was intended as a compelling landscape feature to impress visitors as they approached…

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Jan 6, 2015

Photographer Captures “Roads Less Traveled” Around the World

Photographer Captures “Roads Less Traveled” Around the World

In a series simply entitled, Roads, photographer Andy Lee presents a collection of beautiful roads around the world. On Behance, where I came across the project, Lee states, “getting lost is half the fun”. He continues, by quoting a snippet from Jack Kerouac’s famous novel, On the Road: “There was nowhere to go but…

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Oct 12, 2014

Picture of the Day: One Side of this Street Has LED Lights

Picture of the Day: One Side of this Street Has LED Lights

Photograph by alreadytakenusername on reddit In Seoul, South Korea the government has begun to replace old street lights with new LED lamps. The goal is reduce electricity costs and light pollution. In the fascinating picture above by reddit user alreadytakenusername, the difference is quite dramatic. Not only are the LED lights more efficient and…

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Oct 9, 2014

In 1968 Vermont Banned Billboards. Here’s Why

In 1968 Vermont Banned Billboards. Here’s Why

In 1968 the state of Vermont passed a landmark anti-billboard law and the landscape has been billboard-free ever since. The law was the result of the extraordinary efforts of one man, Ted Riehle (1924 – 2007), who was determined to preserve the natural beauty of Vermont. According to John Kessler, chair of the Travel…

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Sep 26, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Maloja Pass, Switzerland

Picture of the Day: The Maloja Pass, Switzerland

Photograph by Paul Bica The Maloja Pass (Italian: Passo del Maloja, German: Malojapass) (elevation 1815 meters/5954 ft) is a high mountain pass in the Swiss Alps in the canton of Graubünden, linking the valleys of Engadin with the Val Bregaglia and Chiavenna in Italy. It marks the watershed between the Danube and Po basins.…

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Jul 17, 2013

Picture of the Day: San Francisco is Steep

Picture of the Day: San Francisco is Steep

SAN FRANCISCO IS STEEP Photograph by Håkan Dahlström | dahlstroms.com Pictured here is one of San Francisco’s 40+ named hills. In fact, this was taken in Russian Hill, a neighbourhood in San Francisco and one of the city’s original ‘Seven Hills’ which also includes: Telegraph Hill, Nob Hill, Rincon Hill, Mount Sutro,…

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Jun 20, 2013

Where Google Street View Ends

Where Google Street View Ends

Inspired by the geography game GeoGuessr, Alan Taylor, who runs theatlantic.com’s wildly popular In Focus, spent some time recently in Google Maps, finding the edges of their Street View coverage. In the article, Taylor remarks: “I’ve always been drawn to the end of the road, to the edges of where one might be allowed…

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Mar 5, 2013

21 Roads You Have to Drive in Your Lifetime

21 Roads You Have to Drive in Your Lifetime

There’s nothing like a road trip to really experience a country. From coastal highways and dizzying mountain passes, to scenic routes through national parks and bridges over great spans of water; roads are the circulatory system that connects a country. After an extensive search online, the Sifter has compiled a list of some of…

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