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Thirty One of the World's Most Amazing Roads

Updated on September 20, 2016

Thirty One Roads for People who Really like to Drive

In 1958, when I was 18, I bought a 1951 MGTD with a very Scottish plaid top. To say that I loved the car wouldn't really convey the bond between kid and machine. I lived in "Maggie," as I affectionately called her, and drove her nearly 150,000 miles in less than two years. Maggie had three engines: one under the hood, one in the shop waiting for a rebuild, and one rebuilt and ready to roar.

I worked the night shift at Lockheed (LMSD) in the Santa Clara Valley. When most folks get off work, they go home. When I got off work, I drove to places like LA (nearly 500 miles to the south), often down California's Highway 1, surely one of the world's most dangerous and amazing roads...particularly when you drive it at breakneck speeds (Maggie's top speed was just under 80 mpg) with your headlights off.

You're beginning to get the idea, right? When I wasn't working, or asleep, I was snuggled down in Maggie, heading somewhere, anywhere, hellbent for leather. I kept a 5-gallon "jerry can" and a funnel behind the seat so my navigator could top up the gas tank. I hated having to stop for gas!

The roads in the foothills around the Santa Clara Valley were made for maniacal drivers - narrow, twisting, challenging and dangerous roads without the prying eyes of the county sheriff's office or the California Highway Patrol interfering with one's right foot. I loved racing through the Redwood forests, top down with the sound of the exhaust echoing between the hills. Such was the impact of these experiences that I miss them even today, nearly 60 years later.

Maggie - My 1951 MGTD. Photo taken in 1961

Had I been a millionaire, i would have doubtless devoted my fortune to finding amazing and dangerous roads like the ones depicted here. And, as I used to tell my friends in jest, I would probably be found one day in the wreckage of my Ferrari, with a bottle of wine in one hand and a pair of panties in the other, a silly grin on my face.

Bolivia

El Camino a los Yungas

Death Road (El Camino a los Yungas), from La Paz to Coroico, is 64 km in length. The Bolivian road seems well named, as it averages 96 deaths per year, and is definitely not for the faint of heart.

This amazing road, which the Inter-American Development Bank christened it as the world's most dangerous in 1995, was built by Paraguayan prisoners during the Chaco War of the 1930s.

The "Death Road" has the title that attracts only the most daring (or stupid, depending upon how you look at them) of thrill seekers. It's a 40 mile descent of more that 11,800 ft. That is 1/3 the height of Mt. Everest. News headlines regularly report buses plunging off this road with multiple deaths - which makes one wonder why anyone in their right mind would travel on this road in the first place.

El Camino a los Yungas - (Are we there yet?)

El Camino a los Yungas

Bolivia - The Way of Death

Unless you speak Spanish, and can enjoy the commentary, move this video forward to the 1:38 mark - that's when you'll begin a terrifying tour of this remarkable road.

Brazil

Estrada da Serra do Rio do Rastro

Estrada da Serra do Rio do Rastro (highway SC-438 ) in Lauro Müller, Santa Catarina, Brazil. This road is characterized by steep climbs and hairpin bends, as the photos attests.

Driving on this road is an amazing adventure. The curves and steep Serra do Rio do Rastro in the municipality of Lauro Müller provoke fear and excitement. At night, the road is fully illuminated!

Estrada da Serra do Rio do Rastro

Chile - Estrada de Los Caracoles

Descendo os Caracoles Chile Honda CB500

China - China - Hong Kong Inverter

A Dutch architectural firm proposed this figure-8-shaped bridge, because people driver on opposite sides of the road in Hong Kong and mainland China.

In the former British colony of Hong Kong, people drive on the left hand side of the road, as in the UK and Australia. In mainland China, people drive on the right hand side of the road, as folks in the United States do.

China

Tian Men Shan Road

Tian Men Shan Road, Hunan province, China, is 10km from end to end. It rises to 1300m above sea level from a low point of 200 meters.

The road took eight years to finish (1998-2006). The scenery is spectacular, but if you devote too much time to looking at it, you'll soon find yourself hurtling down a mountainside.This is a frightening and dangerous road, and in my youth, Maggie and I would have loved it.

Tian Men Shan Road

China

Guoliang Road-Tunnel

Road-tunnel Guoliang, China. As the village of Guoliang was isolated in a valley 13 residents have opened a tunnel in the rock on their own, using only picks.

The Guoliang Tunnel is carved along the side of, and through, a mountain in China. The tunnel is located in the Taihang Mountains which are situated in the Henan Province. Photos of the road are often misidentified as photos of the "Road of Death" in Bolivia.

Before the tunnel was constructed, access to the nearby Guoliang village was limited to a difficult path carved into the mountainside. The village is nestled in a valley surrounded by towering mountains cut off from civilization. In 1972 a group of villagers ...decided to carve a road into the side of the mountain. They raised money to purchase hammers and steel tools. Thirteen villagers began the project. The tunnel is 1.2 kilometres (0.75 mi) long, 5 metres (16 ft) tall and 4 metres (13 ft) wide. Some of the villagers died in accidents during construction. On 1 May 1977 the tunnel was opened to traffic. (Wikipedia)

Guoliang Road-Tunnel

Driving through Guoliang Road Tunnel - China

China

Puxi Viaduct & Shanghai Intersection Spiral

The spiralling interchange leading to Nanpu Bridge, is one of the world's largest. Although the most common type of interchange has four levels, this one has six. Its incredible construction makes it a marvel of Chinese engineering.

Shanghai Intersection Spiral

Puxi Viaduct

Europe

Paris to Barcelona

The Millau Viaduct is a cable-stayed road-bridge that spans the valley of the river Tarn near Millau in southern France. Designed by the French structural engineer Michel Virlogeux and British architect Norman Foster, it is the tallest bridge in the world...(Courtesy Wikipedia)

The Millau Viaduct - A Fisheye View

The Millau Viaduct - Sailing above the clouds...

National Geographic - The Milau Bridge

The video of the construction of the Millau Viaduct Bridge by Lord Norma

France

Col de Turini is a high mountain pass in the Alps. It is near Sospel, between the communes of Moulinet and La Bollène-Vésubie in the Arrondissement of Nice.

It is famous for a stage of the Monte Carlo Rally which is held on the tight road with its many hairpin turns. Until a few years ago, the Col De Turini was also driven at night, with thousands of fans watching the "Night of the Long Knives" as it was called, due to the strong high beam lights cutting through the night. (Wikipedia)

Col de Turini Pass

India - Leh–Manali Highway

Photo: Amazing and interestinG
Photo: Amazing and interestinG

Leh-Manali Highway - India

India's Leh-Manali Highway is certainly one of the most dangerous roads in the world. It is also one of the most extraordinary, given that it crosses five Himalayan mountain passes - with two over 5,000 meters above sea level.

The Leh-Manali is located in northern India, and connects Leh in Ladakh and Manali in Himachal Pradesh. It is only open for a few summer months when the Indian Army clears away the snow. By October, the snow closes the passes once again.

The highway was designed and built by the Indian Army's Border Roads Organisation, which is also responsible for maintaining it.. It is no surprise to learn, then, that It is capable of supporting heavy military traffic.

These videos speak for themselves.

Italy

Stelvio Pass

From the Eastern Italian Alps, the Stelvio Pass Road connects the Valtellina with Merano and the upper Adige valley. This is the second highest paved mountain road in the Alps and is situated at an altitude of around 2,757 meters. The Stelvio Pass is one of the best continuous hairpin routes in the world and its fame came from the presence of 48 hairpin bends and the fact that the road becomes very narrow at some points and has a couple of very steep inclines. This road is regarded by many car enthusiasts as one of the most challenging roads in the world and it's scenery is absolutely spectacular.

The Stelvlo Pass - Hot Cars, One Incredible Road

Two great videos here, the best of which is the first, from Car & Driver...

Ferrari 458 on Stelvio Pass

Japan

Iroha-zaka road in Japan are 48 curves, and in each there is a plaque with one of the 48 syllables of Japanese Hiragana alphabet.. During the autumn leaf season in October, traffic can be very heavy, and this Irohazaka winding road becomes particularly congested. If you're planning to visit the Lake Chuzenji (Chuzenjiko) area, try to visit during the week rather than on weekends.

Iroha-zaka Road

Iroha-zaka Road

Japan

A popular tourist route that extends 90 kilometers from east to west, connecting major scenic spots of the Tateyama Mountains and Kurobe Gorge.


                       Lonely Planet Japan (Country Travel Guide)

Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route

Japan - Great Snow Wall drive in Tateyama

The bus drives through snow wall between Bijodaira and Murodo in Tateyama, Japan. In April, the snow remover cars get the snow on the road off by using GPS with an accuracy of centimeter. The snow wall is 15 meter high the year this video was taken, according to the videographer.

Japan

This unique circular bridge was built in 1998. It is a part of the nearby Hiyoshi Spring spa resort. The pedestrian bridge is situated at the foot of the Hiyoshi dam. It has a diameter of 80 meters. The bridge and the spa resort were designed by Japanese architect Norihiko Dan

A man who rode in a carpool felt sick whenever they passed under a certain tunnel. His doctor diagnosed this as carpool tunnel syndrome.

Morocco - Garganta del Dades

This amazing road traverses the Dades Gorge, a deep ravine located in the High Atlas, in the upper valley of the Dades river between the towns of Boumalne Dades and Msemrir.

Norway

The Atlantic Ocean Road is a 8.3-kilometre (5.2 mi) long part of a road in Møre og Romsdal, Norway.

Located at the northern part of the coastal area of Hustadvika, it connects the villages of Kårvåg on Averøy with Vevang in Eide on the Romsdal peninsula on the mainland. The road is one alternative connecting the towns of Kristiansund and Molde, via the Atlantic Ocean Tunnel. The inland connection between those two cities is the Krifast bridge/tunnel system, which includes five bridges. Storseisundet Bridge is one of them.

Storseisundet Bridge, Atlanterhavsveien

Storseisundet Bridge, Atlanterhavsveien

Norway

Trollstigen, in the heart of Romsdal, is one of the best visited attractions in Norway. The mountains which encircle the Trollstigen road are enormous. The road has a steep incline of 9 percent and consists of 11 hairpin bends up a steep mountainside. Encircling the road are high mountains, named Kongen, Dronningen and Bispen (King, Queen & Bishop).

Trollstigen Mountain Road

Norway

Lysebotn Road (Lysebotnvegen)

The Lysebotnvegen Road links Lysefjord to Sirdal. It is only open for about 5 months of the year, and travels over the mountains of Rogaland and Vest Agder in Norway. It includes 27 hairpin turns up a fjord wall, and is 29 km (18 mi.) long. The road was opened in 1984, and has its highest point 932 m. (3057 ft.) above sea level.

Romania

Transfagarasan

The Transfagarasan is the highest and most dramatic paved road from Romania. Built as a military route by former dictator Ceausescu between 1970 and 1974, the road connects the historic regions of Transylvania and Wallachia, and the cities of Sibiu and Pitesti. The Transfagarasan features 90 km of twists and turns, North to South across the tallest sections of the Carpathian Mountains between their highest peaks.

On top of the mountains this road provides access to Balea Lake, a glacier lake which has existed for thousands of years. There is also a tunnel that's almost a kilometer long tunnel straight through the mountain!

The north end of the road is the most spectacular. Dotted as it is with steep hairpin turns, sweeping S curves and sharp descents combined with an a stunning view, Between October and June this road is usually closed due to snow.

Top Gear considers this the best road in the world - with good reason.


Photo: Wikipedia

Transfagarasan - by Top Gear

Another outstanding Top Gear video. The aerial views are simply amazing.

[VIDEO] $1.5m Ferrari Enzo crashed into Atlantic Ocean
[VIDEO] $1.5m Ferrari Enzo crashed into Atlantic Ocean

South Africa

The Cape Whale Coast Route, opened recently, is an excellent option for driving fanatics. It connects Gordon's Bay to coastal towns, and the route offers something for people of all ages, especially those who enjoy whale watching and testing the limits of automotive engineering.

PSSST! Drive carefully, or your Ferrari may go swimming!

Cape Whale Coastal Road

Cape Whale Coastal Road - A Route Map

Russia

Yakutsk, Sakha Republic

The Siberian Road to Yakutsk, the coldest city in the world, with a hardy population of 200,000 people.

"The coldest temperatures ever recorded on the planet outside Antarctica occurred in the basin of the Yana River to the northeast of Yakutsk." (Wikipedia)

Yakutsk, Sakha Republic

Switzerland

Oberalp Pass

The Oberalp Pass in an incredible road in the high Swiss mountains that's an important link between Central Switzerland and the Graubunden Oberland. The road is really popular for all drivers from Europe but it's only open during summer months. In winter this pass is closed for road traffic and the road itself is used as a ski slope, toboggan run and hiking trail!

The Matterhorn-Gotthard-Bahnrailway line runs year round and provides a limited shuttle for cars in winter as well (reservation required). The closure depends on snowfall and so varies.


Photo: luxnet.at

Overalp Pass - An enhanced journey (with cows) - Switzerland

This is kind of cool - the videographer has speeded up the video to save time...except for the cows, which are provided in real time :-)

Switzerland

San Bernardino Pass

The San Bernardino Pass is an Alpine treat for motorsport aficionados, connecting the Hinterrhein and the Mesolcina (Misox) valleys and running past Lake Moesola while climbing to a lofty 6775 feet.The road is closed during the Winter, so plan your Swiss driving vacation carefully.

From a mule track in the fifteenth century to the modern highway of today, the San Bernardino Pass provides mute testimony to Man's determination to overcome his environment.

San Bernardino Pass - by Ferrari 348 GTB - Parts 1 & 2

Taiwan

Taroko Gorge Road

The Taroko Gorge Road is an extremely narrow path with enough twists and turns to make a Ferrari afficianodo weep in agony, for there are, alas, pedestrians, scooters, cars and massive tour buses, all demanding their due. All of this, of course, makes for one adrenalin-pumping driving challenge denied. Damned shame, that.

The Taroko Mountain peaks at nearly 3,300 metres, and the winding road that snakes through its Gorge is mind-boggling in both its threat to life and limb and its beauty. Tunnels are cut straight out of raw rock walls, leaving only small blocks to prevent your car from headling over the edge...and there's all those selfish other people demanding their share of the pavement...

Taroko Gorge - Taiwan Explorer

An exceptional tour of the Taroko Gorge...it is undeniably not the sort of road that one can traverse in expensive, colourful and delightfully noisy sports cars...but a guy can dream, can't he?

USA

Highway 163, looking south from about 13 miles north of the Arizona-Utah State line, heading towards Monument Valley (Navajo: Tsé Bii Ndzisgaii), one of the most majestic - and most photographed - points on earth.

Utah's Monument Valley

This is Ferrari country!

USA

The James W. Dalton Highway, usually Dalton Highway (Alaska Route 11) is a 414-mile[1] (667 km) road in Alaska. It begins at the Elliott Highway, north of Fairbanks, and ends at Deadhorse near the Arctic Ocean and the Prudhoe Bay oil fields. Once called the North Slope Haul Road (a name by which it is still sometimes known), it was built as a supply road to support the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System in 1974. It is named for James Dalton, a lifelong Alaskan and an engineer who supervised construction of the Distant Early Warning Line in Alaska and, as an expert in Arctic engineering, served as consultant in early oil exploration in northern Alaska. (Courtesy Wikipedia)

        


Dalton Highway - Wilderness Adventures Off The Beaten Path

Dalton Highway

James Dalton Highway - Trucking on the Dalton Atigun Pass

This video was shot by the driver's wife from the cab of her husband Steve's Western Star in the winter of 07, southbound on Atigun pass.

Dalton Highway - Feel the chill?

A man was driving on an icy, abandoned road when he noticed a road sign with half of it torn clean off. 'That's a bad sign' he thought to himself.

USA

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel project is a four-lane 20-mile-long vehicular toll crossing of the lower bay. According to the

According to the Chesapeake Bay bridge-tunnel website (see Links at the bottom of this page), following its opening on April 15, 1964, the Bridge-Tunnel was selected "One of the Seven Engineering Wonders of the Modern World" in a worldwide competition that included more than one hundred major projects. In addition, in 1965, it was distinguished as "The Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement" by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Chesapeake Bay Bridge

Judge Harry Pregerson intersection, between Interstates I-105 and I-110 - Los Angeles, California

An Amazing Aerial View!

USA - Bear Creek Road, Los Gatos, California

Bear Creek Road, 12 miles end to end (6 miles up, 6 miles down), can be found in the south foothills of the Santa Clara Valley. This video begins on the Santa Clara Valley side, clubs the mountain and descends to the San Lorenzo Valley Side in a little over 9 minutes. My brother held the record for driving Bear Creek Road end to end in a full race Austin Healy Sprite: Twelve minutes. I managed to get close several times in another full race Sprite, but never quite hit 12 seconds flat.

USA

Highway 17, South Carolina

Driving this stretch of highway at speed could lead to some flying time - not to mention a queasy tummy!

To the right, the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, also known as the New Cooper River Bridge, is a cable-stayed bridge over the Cooper River in South Carolina, connecting downtown Charleston to Mount Pleasant. The eight lane bridge satisfied the capacity of U.S. Route 17 when it opened in 2005 to replace two obsolete cantilever truss bridges. (Wikipedia)

Is this photo really part of Hwy 17?

A reader tells me this photo is not highway 17...can anyone add knowledge?
A reader tells me this photo is not highway 17...can anyone add knowledge?

USA - Lombard Street, San Francisco, California

Lombard Street is one of America's most crooked streets. The steep, hilly street was created with sharp curves to switchback down the one-way hill past beautiful Victorian mansions. If not for the curves, the road would be an invitation to automotive mayhem.

The portion of Lombard Street that everyone knows from the postcards is a section that has been dubbed "the crookedest street in the world". This refers to the windy switchbacks of road that grace the block between Hyde and Jones. The curvy nature of the one-way drive along with the steep slope of these blocks makes for a fun ride that's also a visual treat. In total there are eight tight turns in a single block.

Strangely, Lombard is not the crookedest street in San Francisco. That honor belongs to Vermont Street between 20th and 22nd streets in the Portrero Hill neighborhood. Though somewhat curvier than Lombard, Vermont Street lacks the fame and visual beauty of Lombard Street.

Lombard Street - San Francisco

There used to be a lot of streets like this in San Francisco, built primarily in the 1800's. Why? Imagine a horse drawn carriage going up or down a hill this steep? The curves allowed a much easier and controlled ascent or descent. This stretch of Lombard Street, along with Vermont, is one of the few which remain.

Have you ever driven on a twisty mountain road just the sheer fun of it?

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Have you ever raced at night on mountain roads with ten other sports car junkies with your headlights off?

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Have you ever spun out at 60 MPG while racing down a mountain on bald tires?

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PS - This was my second MG, a '67 GT. I drove it on the road for several years, and finally went racing with it. It sported a balanced, blueprinted engine with the factory endurance cam... what a treat to drive on the road and on the track! This photo was taken after I sold the car...I still regret doing that :-)

Do you yearn for the open road? Have you discovered magic roads that test your driving skill? Take a moment and tell me about them - I'm always watching for great additions to this collection!

What do you think? - Drop me a line!

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      Carole 7 months ago

      The photo that says Hwy 17 in South Carolina is not in SC. It is a real road though. It's called roller coaster highway in Tulsa Oklahoma. Just a bit off of old Route 66. Called County Road NSFW 366.

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      Diane R 8 months ago

      For the love of God...remove that one in South Carolina. Hwy 17 is flat. I drive it every day. That photo was NEVER on Wikipedia. It's a known Photoshop pic. First rule of journalism: FACT CHECK.

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      jim 9 months ago

      go south of Yazoo City, Mississippi, maybe Hwy 49 or 55. Looks similar to your SC road pic, but the hills are about 3 or 4 times more pronounced with kudzu gullies all along both sides.

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      April 23 months ago

      This hilly road looks more like Screaming Eagle Road, in the middle of SC (also known as the "Sandhill," or "Piedmont," region). Hwy 17, which is along the coast, is flat.

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      brad Ferguson 2 years ago

      I'm not sure where that picture is but it's not highway 17 in South Carolina. I've driven every inch of it many times and it's dead flat passing through what's called the Low Country which is basically one large tidal marsh. The bridge is correct however and it's the highest point for miles.

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      harley66 2 years ago

      Some pictures appear as if they are fake. Really nice lens. The pictures are amazing.

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      Doc_Holliday 3 years ago

      Some of these roads are really hair-raising. Awesome !!

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      dbitterman 3 years ago

      I couldn't get a feel for how many of these roads you may have traveled...but here's to hoping quite a few are under your belt or in your future, as you sound like the type that would enjoy them all! Great lens.

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      Gardener Don 4 years ago

      I was raised in New Zealand & thought we had some scary roads there, but man you opened my eyes here!

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      Dee Gallemore 4 years ago

      Jaw-dropping . . . Outstanding!

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      CoolFool83 4 years ago

      Norway has some very interesting roads! Really, really cool lense.

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      knitstricken 4 years ago

      Oh my! I think I might have nightmares about some of these never-before-seen by me roads! Thanks for photos! I'll leave the actual traveling to more adventurous travelers such as yourself! Have a great day!

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      What a great lens! You might enjoy mine about Petrol in My Blood.

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      Stephanie 4 years ago from Canada

      These are some insane roads! I saw a few in New Zealand that were pretty crazy becaue of all the twists, but those were nothing compared to the first half of this page. Some of them are downright scary.

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      tomoxby 4 years ago

      Really interesting collection of pictures, the only one I had seen before is the famous bridge in southern France. Whether cycling or driving I really would not want to tackle any of them.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      How about the PCH through Big Surr in California or the overseas Highway in the Florida Keys?

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      BillyPilgrim LM 4 years ago

      Some great photos and information - makes me wanna go and drive now!x

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      Deadicated LM 5 years ago

      Unfortunately I never did get a drivers license (and I'm sure the people on the sidewalks of NYC are grateful for it); I really love this Lens and enjoyed your intro, you sound like a fun guy (I too worked the overnight, it's a strange topsy turvy world).

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      awesome lens. love it

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great informations! I was on transfagarasan in Romania. Is a great road!

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Popping back in to bless this awesome lens! Love these photos, too!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Your photos are amazing. Blessed!

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      troybreimon lm 5 years ago

      Where I live in Duluth we have a bunch of roads tha turn all over the place. this was an awesome lens kmcvay ;)

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      missroxa lm 5 years ago

      WOW! I did the Transfagarasan from Romania, and it was fabulous, but here I can see more wonderful roads that definitely are on my list! Great job! Thank you for helping me make a list of my future journeys! Congrats!

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      AlexTedford 5 years ago

      Wow! Super cool lens.

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      TTMall 5 years ago

      Another great lens from a great lensmaster. Keep up the great work.

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      Jadimon LM 5 years ago

      Wow! This lens obviously took a long time to make! I have been on some of the roads you speak of in Cali. That bridge in France is amazing! Thanks for setting such a great example of how thorough a lens can be!

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      TravelingRae 5 years ago

      Canada's Sea to Sky highway belongs on this page. It has hairpin turns and 14% grades and is not for the faint of heart! :::blessed:::

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      poppy mercer 5 years ago from London

      just wanted to get in my car and go.

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      andreablogger 5 years ago

      That's a very interesting lens!

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      skefflingecho 5 years ago from Tobermory Ontario

      Absolutely Amazing Lens. Beautiful images, great commentary and stories. Blessed!

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      Classic LM 5 years ago

      Amazing roads. Thanks for the fun!

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      MelonyVaughan 5 years ago

      What a wonderful and well-researched lens! I'm not so sure that I would want to go down some of these roads though...Pretty scary!

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      golfspice 5 years ago

      Some scary roads here! - Having worked in road construction/repair for many years and driven a few dodgy ones in my time, I found your lens interesting. Check out the Amalfi Drive between Amalfi and Sorrento in Italy. It's not particularly scary, but great fun in places, with a screech from your tyres around the hairpin bends.

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      lyttlehalfpint 5 years ago from Canada

      Fabulous lens, Loved it ... well researched and presented, a fun ride without leaving my chair.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Whew, what a road trip, my heart started beating faster almost right away and never slowed the race...I guess the brain thought it was really on these roads! Magnificently done and thank you for sharing your love story with Maggie! You have a wonderful style of writing that draws one along....blessed!

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      Wow.. I feel dizzy after seeing all those crazy roads! lol Angel blessed lens, loved it!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      NIce,

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      fullofshoes 5 years ago

      Fabulous lens. I love geography related subjects and this has got my map chasing juices flowing. Thanks for a great read and phenomenal pictures. Bookmarked!!

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      theSEOmama 5 years ago

      Wow, this is a GREAT lens! Love your writing style, and LOVE the beautiful pictures. I enjoy visiting and reading about obscure and strange travel destinations...these roads are crazy!

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      Allan R. Wallace 5 years ago from Wherever Human Rights Reign

      We called LA 's Judge Harry Pregerson intersection the spaghetti bowl. I restored British autos in high school and college, I understand your three engine concept, Lots of fun and character, I logged many miles on the road and many hours under the hood. Maggie looks sweet.

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      kerryhrabstock 5 years ago

      Such fun. Almost as fun as actually driving down Lombard St.

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      sousababy 5 years ago

      This is great. My father had that same picture of Lombard Street. Thanks for sharing these with us (feel a little sorry for the road crew that had to construct these).

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      reflectionhaiku 5 years ago

      This is an amazing lens to travel visually the great roads through the world! Outstanding job -

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      laxcarrental 5 years ago

      Great lens! i've been down the Lombard street, maybe I'll be brave enough to try the others!

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      AlisonMeacham 5 years ago

      What an amazing lens. I love the pictures and can see how much work this would have been. Squid Angel Blessings to you

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      I loved this lens quite a bit - I haven't taken very many road trips, but when I read stories like this I always feel inspired. Blessed by a SquidAngel.

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      Sherry Venegas 5 years ago from La Verne, CA

      Enjoyed this journey very much. Instead of the MG I ended up with the '65VW and did travel Hwy1 with it a few times, also, Hwy 1 in Canada and down the whole western coast.

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      Serj 5 years ago

      I love this lens! I'd love to drive the Millau Viaduct some day, although most of these roads are nuts, had to laugh at the Russian Siberian road, you'd think they'd fix it!

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Wow, and I thought Lombard Street was one of the craziest streets! Cool idea for a lens.

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      RinchenChodron 5 years ago

      There are some really beautiful drives here. Original idea for a lens

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      Mary Beth Granger 5 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Very cool! What scary looking roads and some so beautiful! I really enjoyed this lens. Blessed.

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      trustytraveltip1 5 years ago

      Awesome lens! Just make you want to go now and explore this amazing roads in the world! What a stunning and inspiring article! Like the photos!

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