Sunday, October 16, 2011

Splendor of streets of your hometown! (Part - 3)

In this concluding part let us look at the specialties of some more streets in other countries.

World's Widest Street (9 de Julio - Buenos Aires, Argentina)

July 9, 1816. Argentina 's birthday. On this momentous day, Argentina gained its independence and in commemoration of this big event the Argentinians named this main street in downtown Buenos aires , 9 de Julio. But this is not just any street. You have to see it to believe it. Nine lanes wide, with gardened medians between the opposing flow of traffic, this is the widest street in the world.

Those with a quick pace and long legs will be lucky if they get to the other side with the changing of two traffic lights that are placed at every intersection. A pedestrian crossing usually requires a few extra minutes and a few green lights. However, the inevitable stop in the center provides a great perspective of the magnitude of the street as well as the city. The street runs far in both directions and connects the unique sections of the great metropolis. Some of Buenos Aires main landmarks can be seen along the way; most notably, the Obelisk.

World's Most Confusing Roundabout (Magic Roundabout – Swindon , UK )

The Magic Roundabout in Swindon , England , was constructed in 1972 and consists of five mini-roundabouts arranged in a circle. Its name comes from a popular children's television series The Magic Roundabout. It has been voted the fourth scariest junction in Britain .

Source: Shrenik R. Dalal Shrenu….

1 comment:

  1. The first one is way cool, but I'd hate to have to drive in the second one. Yikes.

    Have a terrific day. :)