POP QUIZ: ON THE ROAD (answers)
And Dee Dee does it again! Once more, Dee Dee T has topped the listings with a perfect score. She pointed out that not only has she been to several of the cities in the quiz, she lived in three of them. Way to go, Dee Dee!
1) Bourbon Street, in the French Quarter
2) Abbey Road, on an album cover
3) Lombard Street, with hairpin turns on a steep hill
4) Orchard Road, also known as Tang Leng Pa Sat Koi
5) The Appian Way, one of the ‘all roads’ that lead there
6) 9 de Julio Avenue, the world’s widest avenue
7) Avenue Of The Americas, named to honor “Pan-American ideals and principles”
8) The Ginza, the “Times Square” of the east
9) Beale Street, where they serve booze in to-go cups
10) Circle Drive, which connects with Yellowhead Highway
1) NEW ORLEANS
3) SAN FRANCISCO
6) BUENOS AIRES
7) NEW YORK CITY
9 de Julio Avenue, named for the date of Argentina’s Independence from Spain, is the widest avenue in the world. The avenue has up to seven lanes in each direction and is flanked on either side by parallel streets of two lanes each. So that’s, sort of, eighteen lanes wide. I imagine a very difficult game of Frogger.
Avenue Of The Americas is 6th Avenue, in New York. A section of it, south of the park, was renamed in a fit of pan-national solidarity. Everyone in NY still calls it 6th, though. Waddya gonna do?
Okay, “Circle Road” probably isn’t as famous as the others on this list. But Saskatoon’s a pretty neat city, if you go there. Given how flat it is there, you’d think it would have been a better circle, but it’s pretty irregular.