W/NW: Roadways

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Andrewteee, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    I have an affinity for pictures of roads, whether detailed closeups or broad vistas, and I've seen some great one here on SC. Perhaps it's the journeys they signify, perhaps it's how beautifully mundane and unappreciated they are, perhaps it's how they signify boundaries and grids and geometries.

    Post you pictures of roadways, highways, dirt roads, anything that takes you from one place to another and in between.

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  2. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    A379 Kingsbridge to Dartmouth Road

    These 2 were taken from the upper deck of a double decker bus on the 93 route between Kingsbridge and Dartmouth in south Devon.



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  3. Briar

    Briar SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 27, 2010
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/briar34/6031800515/" title="Glasgow by Briar34, on Flickr"> 6031800515_afbc349a8b_b. "1024" height="682" alt="Glasgow"></a>
    Glasgow with the X100
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  4. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
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  5. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    Wonderful shot, Bill!
  6. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Great topic and nice images already. I'll be on the road all weekend and will try to find a few to add to the thread.
  7. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/otra/5794688558/" title="5-11-467.jpg by BBW: BB Wylie Walden, on Flickr"> 5794688558_130d0e4283_b. "1024" height="680" alt="5-11-467.jpg"></a>

    Fuji X100

    I was up in Sherman, Connecticut, a tiny little town which has maintained its rural character while still being in Fairfield County. It was, I believe, the Fourth of July weekend if memory serves me. A good old friend of mine has been living in this spot for about 16 years and is going to be moving, not far, very soon... She will miss her daily view.
  8. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    An ancient road with royal connections

    This green lane is part of the walk I often do from my cottage, about 10 minutes away, and some 200 feet lower in elevation than this point. This lane is known as the Carriage road or the Royal road.

    It was built to link 2 royal estates, Chillington and West Alvington. Near the later the road had to cross a tidal creek and hence a bridge was built. The locals from the nearby village of Dodbrooke gave it a name. Not unnaturally it was given the name of Kingsbridge. The name of Kingsbridge first appears as ‘Cinges bricge’ in a 962 Anglo-Saxon charter of King Edgar.

    There was no settlement at Kingsbridge worthy of mention in the Domesday Book of 1086 although Dodbrooke appears as ‘Dodesbroch’.

    Today the market town of Kingsbridge has surrounded and subsumed the village of Dodbrooke.

    This is truly an ancient road.

    Panasonic GF1 with 12mm, f/5.6 Ultra wide-Heliar @f/8

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  9. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/otra/6193273516/" title="9-11-92.jpg by BBW: BB Wylie Walden, on Flickr"> 6193273516_c8689275b6_z. "640" height="640" alt="9-11-92.jpg"></a>


    This is a portion of The Boston Post Road. Here's a link that some might find interesting: http://kingsbesthighway.com/about/ with an excerpt.

    This is a rather urban suburban town between two very wealthy towns...it's on the edge of the coast and pretty much links New York to Connecticut along the Long Island Sound.

    After reading Barrie's description of his lane, I felt that adding some background might make the thread a bit richer for those who like that sort of thing, as some of us do.
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  10. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Barrie - beautiful and I love the idea of all that history and all of the people and horses and other animals who've traveled that lane.
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  11. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Ricoh GXR 50mm

    Avenida Las Palmeras, Spain, with a touch of Glamour Glow! Taken through a very dirty car window.

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  12. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    Wow, great pictures folks!
  13. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Yours included, Andrew. I like this thread and have a feeling that it will always remain active.
  14. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    ooh I forgot about this thread so here's a cross-post :wink:

    road, the hill by _loupe, on Flickr

    E-P2, CV Ultron 28/1.9
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  15. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group


    Great subject for the black and white treatment, and well executed.

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  16. greyelm

    greyelm SC Top Veteran

    Oct 1, 2011
    London, England

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  17. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    Hey Greyelm, they're driving on the wrong side of the freeway :wink:

    But seriously, there is real depth to that picture. Nice angle on the road.
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