Streets around the world have various attraction in them, but they also have unsual standings. Today in OddStuffMagazine we have brought some of the most enchanting streets of the world which have amazed us in some way.
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Ebenezer Place, in Wick, Caithness, Scotland, is credited by the Guinness Book of Records as being the world’s shortest street at 2.06 m, only 6.8 feet long. Naturally, there is only one house on this tiny street which was constructed in 1883. In 2006 it surpassed the previous record (5.2 m (17 ft)) set by Elgin Street, Bacup, Lancashire. The street has only one address: the front door of No 1 Bistro, which is part of Mackays Hotel. The street originated in 1883, when 1 Ebenezer Place was constructed.
If Ebenezer Place is the shortest street in the world, this one is the longest. Earlier a street in Japan held the title but over the years because of several changes, this one has replaced it. It stretches across 29,800 miles and goes through nations like El Salvador, USA, Mexico and 12 others. The Pan-American Highway route in North America is the portion of a network of roads nearly 48,000 km in length which travels through the mainland nations of the Americas. The total length of the North American portion of the highway is roughly 16,000 miles (26,000 km).
Parliament Street in England is said to be the narrowest of its kind in the world. It measures about 25 inches and is 50 meters in terms of length and has been around since the 1300s. Recognised as the centre of HM Government, the road is lined with government departments/ministries; ‘Whitehall’ is therefore also frequently used as a metonym for overall UK govt administration, as well as being a geographic name for the surrounding district.
Road to Giza
Road to Giza is mesmerizing because it is about 46,000 years old which makes it the oldest paved street in the world. It stretches across 7.5 miles and was initially used for the movement of basalt from one location to another. It covers a distance of seven and a half miles – connecting the quarries to the Southwest of Cairo, to the quay on Lake Moeris which connected to the Nile. The road was used to transport the enormous blocks of basalt to Giza where they were used for building (especially for paving).
9 de Julio Avenue
9 de Julio Avenue is in Argentina and was constructed when the country gained independence. It is widest in the world and stretches across six lanes. Landmarks like the Plaza de la Republica and the well known obelisk can be found on this. Avenida 9 de Julio is an avenue in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The avenue has up to seven lanes in each direction and is flanked on either side by streets with an additional four lanes. The street runs far in both directions and connects the unique sections of the great metropolis.