Tag: roads

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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