The most unusual streets

Baldwin Street, a street in the New Zealand city of Dunedin, has a 35-degree slope. The trouble is that this street was designed in English offices, and the designers have never been to New Zealand. The street was simply drawn on a map, completely unaware of the conditions of the area.

Petra Sazonov Street in Voronezh is known for not having the name of a specific person, but getting its name from the connection of two streets. Until the 70s of the last century, streets, named in memory of the revolutionaries Pyotr Alekseev and Yegor Sazonov, intersected at this place. Then the area was built up and the roadway was named after the fictional Peter Sazonov.

The shortest street in the world is located in the Scottish town of Wick. The length of the street, called Ebenezer Place, is only 2 meters and 6 centimeters. On it is the end part of the McKase Hotel building. The building was built in 1883 in the shape of a trapezoid, and on the short side is the entrance to "Bistro No. 1". In 2006, the street was included in the Guinness Book of Records, and since then has been a landmark in the town of Wick.

But the longest street in the world is the Canadian city of Toronto. However, in Toronto, Young Street is just beginning. From the city center, it stretches along the embankment of Lake Ontario, then goes north to Lake Simcoe and reaches the town of Cochrane, then turns west and stretches to the border with the United States, ending on the outskirts of the city of Minnesota. The total length of this unusual street is 1896 kilometers.

There is a non-existent Balkan street in St. Petersburg. It appeared on city maps in 1968. True, the name was appropriated, but the street itself did not appear. Today, on the site of Balkan Street, there is an ordinary clay path.

The narrowest street in the world lies in the German town of Reutlingen. The width of the Spreuerhofstrasse street is from 31 to 43 centimeters. However, the city authorities often refer to ordinary passages between houses as streets. And this is done to attract tourists.

Lombard Street in San Francisco is best known for its one-way section on Russian Hill. Here, the street turns into eight sharp, sharp turns, which the locals call roller coasters. Because of this, the street has received the status of the most winding in the world.

But from the unusual names of the streets, you can make up a whole directory. For example, in the USA: Unexpected Road (Buen, NJ), Crazy Road (Traverse, Michigan), Potato Peelings Road (Lebanon, Tennessee).

However, our country is not lagging behind the Americans. Take, for example, our capital: Merry, Air, Lenivka, Play, Zolotaya, Last Lane.

In Khabarovsk there is a street of Memories, in the village of Ivanovka of the Primorsky Territory - Vperyodovskaya street. In Stavropol Street 45 Parallel reflects its exact position in latitude. Thus, this Stavropolskaya street is located at an equal distance from the equator and the North Pole.