5 Famous Roads
Over the years, certain destinations across the world have grown in popularity because of their unique or intriguing attributes.
The same can certainly be said of the roads of this world. In this blog, we list five roads in particular that have earned some well-deserved popularity.
1. Lombard Street, San Francisco
Lombard St has made a name for itself for potentially being one of the most crooked streets in the world. Situated in a very small, steep section of San Francisco, Lombard St winds around numerous times via eight hairpin turns that were designed to counteract the steepness of the area itself. It’s a one-way road and vehicles can only drive at the maximum of 8 km/h.
2. Abbey Road, London
When the Beatles decide to name their final record after you (and make the front cover consist of them walking along a zebra crossing on the road), chances are you’re going to become a very famous road. But Abbey Road has also become famous because of Abbey Road Studios situated there. Not only did the Beatles record 90% of their material there, but countless famous artists from all across the world have, too.
3. Champs-Elysées, Paris
Considered one of the most famous streets in Paris, France and the world, the Champs-Elysées is seen as many as possibly being one of the most beautiful avenues in the world. A huge tourist attraction, it is also lined with beautiful architecture, some of the best cafés in Paris and is well known as a huge shopping boulevard.
4. The Strip, Las Vegas
It’s no surprise that Las Vegas isn’t only just considered the gambling centre of the US, but possibly of the world. Filled with casinos, the biggest of them all line the Las Vegas Strip, which is part of Las Vegas Boulevard South. The design, the massive casino-hotels and the entrancing lights are all designed to create a fantasy-like atmosphere.
5. Via Dolorosa, Jerusalem
Located in Jerusalem, Via Dolorosa is Latin for the “Way of Grief”, and is believed to be the road where Christ took his last steps on the way to his crucifixion. Because of this, the road has become a popular destination for pilgrims. Along the 0.25 km path there are 14 stations of the cross that correlate with Christ’s final moments.
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