Top 10 Real Roads Will Take You Somewhere Magical

Streets and roads have been a way for us to travel for ages, so it’s no surprise if you don’t spend every minute of every day thinking about them. Some streets, however, are beyond a means of transportation and are straight up magical. These 10 real-life roads are straight out of a painting. Don’t believe it? Just look below!

Number Ten: Stone Street – New York, New York. Stone Street is alleged to be NYC’s oldest paved street. Come here when you want to escape from the madness that is Times Square.

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Phillip Capper

Number Nine: Blue Streets – Chefchaouen, Morocco. Chefchaouen might be known for something a little greener (ahem), but these blue streets truly steal the show. The reflection from the buildings give everything a peaceful tint of blue.

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Mark Fischer

Number Eight: Hosier Lane – Melbourne, Australia. Hosier Lane is a haven for street artists and graffiti people alike. Urban art covers trash bins, walls and even some parts of the ground, and much of the art is intricate and carries a message.

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Number Seven: Bamboo Street – Kyoto, Japan. The bamboo groves lining this nature-forward pathway will make you feel small, but in a good way. This road will make you forget that you have a life outside of nature.

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Number Six: Exhange Avenue – Fort Worth, Texas. Are you ready to travel back in time? Because For Worth’s Exchange Avenue will do exactly that. Railroads and historic architecture are all around this gorgeous and historically accurate street.

Number Five: Lancaster Road – London, England. Pastel colors cover the houses lining this lovely street, making it very bright and beautiful. Though it may seem simple, it will be sure to brighten your day when you take a stroll down this road.

Number Four: Bregagh Road – Ballymoney, Ireland. Bregagh Road appears to be straight out of one of Grimm’s fairytales, but trust us – it’s real. Beech trees are what creates such a magical look.

Number Three: Saint-Laurent Boulevard – Montreal, Canada. Known as “The Main,” Saint-Laurent Boulevard is drenched in culture and acts as a divider between the eastern and western parts of Montreal. The street runs down Little Portugal, Little Italy and Chinatown.

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Number Two: Avenue of the Baobabs – Menabe, Madagascar. Is that a screensaver? Nope, that’s the Avenue of the Baobabs. The baobab trees are amazingly unique and unbelievable to see in person.

Number One: Cherry Blossom Street – Bonn, Germany. Prepare for some pink! Bring your boo here for a romantic walk that might even end in a proposal if you play your cards right. But be careful – you’ll have to visit around April to see these blossoms in full bloom.