Unusual Streets

Every once in a while we come across a street that is so bizarre that it makes us scratch our heads and wonder how it came to be in the first place. Here are a few of the weirdest streets that attendees will want to visit in or near popular meeting destinations.

  • Julio Avenue, Buenos Aires: Boasting 12 lanes of traffic and gardened medians, pedestrians need to pass through two or three stoplights to cross this street—modeled after Champs-Elysees in Paris, but twice as wide.
  • Angel Place, Sydney: Visitors to the city are shocked when they come upon this street, which features 120 empty birdcages overhead, but a chorus of birds chirping. Artist Michael Thom as Hill installed the birdcages, with a soundtrack, in 2009 to draw attention to how urban development is pushing out wildlife.
  • Maeklong, Samut Songkhram, Thailand (pictured): Located around 37 miles west of Bangkok, Maeklong Railway Market looks like any other open-air market in Asia, but it sits right on this street, which has a railway track running down its middle. So, vendors need to quickly move their goods whenever a train comes.
  • Streets That Don’t Exist: They can be found on maps in places throughout the world, but attendees literally could search for them forever—because they aren’t really there!