Baldwin Street, in a quiet suburban part of New Zealand’s southern city of Dunedin, is reputed to be the world’s steepest street. It is located in the suburb of North East Valley, 3.5 kilometres northeast of Dunedin’s city centre. A short straight street of some 350 metres length, Baldwin Street runs east from the valley of the Lindsay Creek up the side of Signal Hill. Its lower reaches are of only moderate steepness, and the surface is asphalt, but the upper reaches of this cul-de-sac are far steeper, and surfaced in concrete, for ease of maintenance (tar seal would flow down the slope on a warm day) and for safety in Dunedin’s frosty winters. At its maximum, the slope of Baldwin Street is approximately 1:2.86 (19° or 35%) – that is, for every 2.86 metres travelled horizontally, the elevation rises by 1 metre. The street’s steepness was unintentional. As with many other parts of Dunedin, and indeed New Zealand, streets were laid out in a grid pattern with no consideration for the terrain, usually by planners in London.Read more: The Coolest Street In The World (14 pics)
The incident happened on I-405 freeway in Kirkland, Washington. Pickaxe hurtled from the back of a pickup truck and smashed through the windshield of the car narrowly missing a couple of people driving inside it.Read more: Lucky Couple Survived a Pickaxe Attack (10 pics)
It is pleasant to walk down the street when it is full of life. To make it full of life, it is necessary that there was something to do in it.
And for that there should be active fasades, and not empty walls, so that people could come in and do something interesting for them..
No it is not Rio de Janeiro. It is just Posusje de Caldas, unattractive town near Sao Paulo. But its carnaval costumes are considered the most beautiful in Brazil. For example, this one: it’s called “The reflection of nature.”Read more: Best Carnaval Costumes (8 pics)