Takin’ it to the streets–The Doobie Brothers, “Takin’ It To The Streets” (1976)
What are some of the coolest streets in the world?
Yes, we’re “takin’ it to the streets.” Be it because of their uniqueness, historical significance or because they are the heart of their city, these specially-selected streets are worth the walk.
6. “Cracked Stones Street”, The Netherlands
Roombeek is a commercial street named after a small underground stream that has been brought to the surface again. It has an asymmetrical design that changes in width. The base has a rough structure that creates a regular, reflective surface pattern. It features sharp-edged stepping stones representative of the random processes of nature.
5. The Magic Carpet Streets, Canary Islands
Visit La Orotava where in June during the Corpus Christi celebration and take in the cobbled streets covered with pictures created from rose and geranium petals on volcanic sand from Las Cañadas del Teide. This sand tapestry was initially entered into the Guinness Book of Records as the largest sand painting in the world in 2007.
4. Floating Umbrella Street, Portugal
Attend the Agitagueda Art Festival and enjoy. The street is covered with brightly-colored umbrellas that provide both welcome shade and a sight to behold. Originally installed by Sextafeira, this colorful creation christened “Floating Umbrellas” are quickly becoming a welcome annual tradition to the festivities.
3. Hollywood Walk of Fame, California
If you visit L.A., you pretty much have to see the Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard. There are over 2,500 pink stars on the sidewalk that honor celebs in the entertainment industry. Almost 10 million people go there to pose for the requisite picture next to the stars of their favorite show business idols.
2. Abbey Road, England
This site became an icon after being featured on the cover of the Beatles 1969 album Abbey Road. Since the record’s release date, fans of the band have made the pilgrimage to this world-famous street to imitate the image of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr in the crosswalk. McCartney himself even mimicked it for his 1993 Paul Is Live platter.
1. Champs-Élysées, France
If one travels to Paris, one must walk its most famous street known as the Champs-Élysées. Its historic presence attracts numerous travelers from around the world. It features chic little shops and cafés and leads to one of the city’s most famous monuments, the Arc de Triomphe. There travelers can climb to the top and enjoy the breathtaking view.