Imagine yourself on any of these roads and paths and you’re guaranteed to feel good–whether it’s because you imagine stepping into the peace and beauty, or because you’re grateful you’re just looking at a picture and not actually traversing the image you’re seeing.
It’s a really tough choice, but if you want to know my favorite, you have to make it all the way through to the last one.
By Gary Randall on Flickr
Photograph by John Finney
By Hans Georg Fischer on flickr
As we well know, all roads are not beautiful and romantic.
Walter’s Wiggles trail in Zion National Park, Utah, USA
STELVIO PASS in the Italian Alps.
By John de Bord
740 steps to the top, Guatepe, Columbia, by DeSoto on flickr.
Ancient Stairs, Pitigliano, Tuscany, Italy.
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, USA
Climbing stairs to Ulsan Rock, Seoraksan National Park, South Korea ,by wmdeneve.
Stairs Above The Sea, Aketx, Basque County, Spain
Stairs to Samrat Yantra, Jantar Mantar, India, the world’s largest sundial, standing 73 feet high (27 meters.)
Tenjuan Gardens , Kyoto, Japan photo, Sharilyn Anderson •
Mountain Tunnels, San Boldo Pass, Italy
Langkawi Sky Bridge, a 125m-long curving cable bridge atop Gunung Mat Cincang mountain on Pulau Langkawi island. Malaysia
Door County, Ellison Bay, Wisconsin, USA by Allison Hare
Kentucky Road, US by John Barrett,
Switch Back Road, New Caledonia
By Bernardo Ribeiro, Peru, via National Geographic.
Island Cottage, Finland
Hell Valley, Noboribetsu, Hokkaido, Japan
Kangaroo Island, Australia
Mown path through the wildflower meadow at Great Dixter, UK. Buttercups and Ox eye daisies.
Footpath through the Wild Garlic – Milton Wood Somerset, England.
By Claudia Hering on flickr
Foggy Lake Trail, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Washington, USA
By Jean-Michel Priaux on Flickr.
Camel train, on the border of Saudi Arabia and UAE
If you want to explore still more roads, go here.
Thanks: Merry, Murray, National Geographic
hi Dusky, once again you have created a magic collation of ‘roads’. I’ll send it on to an old acquaintance who still works in the Civil Engineering at one of our universities here in South Australia.
I hope you can use the snippets I send you.
Another beautiful collection of photos…..Thanks!
Once again your pictures are outstanding. Thanks for doing this. It’s amazing to me how many ‘likes’ we have in common. During my travels I would photograph numerous roads, wild staircases, and the like. This winter I will go through my files and cull these pics and send them to you. I recall shrine staircases in Japan, quaint roads and staircases in Israel, roads in Jordan, Egypt, Greece and Japan. How about the 3,000 steps up the biblical Mount Sinai, or the worn stone steps up to the room of the Last Supper in Jerusalem. They’re concave from thousands of visitors.
Excellent !! Thank You
Charming, charming, and more charming! Thank you so much.
VERY BEAUTIFUL PICTURES…
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
breath taking pictures.love them
Thank you I so enjoy all your pictures.
Looking forward to the next surprise.
Most are just too beautiful. However, the cars are not. Thank you for sharing.
Hi Dusky, The pictures you post on this web site are a door to
peace of mind. Thank you so much.
Thank you for providing a beautiful mechanism to appreciate nature and how we’re an intergral part of it. Awesome!
ji love all the dusty emails they are works of art and so very interesting keep them coming.
I am always so amazed at all the beauty of so many different things that you post on your site. Thank you so much for sharing things most of us will ever see in person.
Ya don’it again Mate!
Hello Dusky…as always you have brought a lot of sunshine and smiles to me and the others . I have at least 25 people I forward your gift to others. Way too great to hoard these wonderful e-mails to myself
Vertiginous some, most wonderful mental voyaging! Terrific. I look forward to these when they pop up on my email.
Great collection. Thanks
Beautiful pictures, makes me wish I was young enough to be on the road again.
Hi.Pictures and comments are really excellent.
Just when you think you have seen it all, another wonderful and breathtaking journey.
Thnak you so much…..
Wow! What an amazing collection of roads and paths! Thank you so much for sharing!
You have a big mistake in this advertisement: —740 steps to the top, Guatepe, Columbia, by DeSoto on flickr.
The correct is: —740 steps to the top, Guatepé, Colombia, by DeSoto on flickr.
THese phots are very beautiful, shows just how Gods creations are and the one whote took teh photos is a great man Thank You
THANKS for a wonderful 80th bd present
So many beautiful, breathtaking sites: a feast for my eyes. Many thanks!
QUÉ LES PUEDO DECIR…GRACIAS..DE TODO CORAZÓN POR LAS HERMOSAS FOTOS QUE NOS ENVÍAN…desgraciadamente no tengo otras palabras para expresar mi admiración.
DESDE CHIGUAYANTE, CHILE. UN ABRAZO,
Words cannot describe how awesome these photos are. Fantastic job of putting them together and sharing with us !
Thanks for the correction and sorry I had it wrong.
These images are by many different people, and mostly I don’t know who took the pictures. When I do, I give credit but I regret I know so few.
I’m so happy to have contributed to the celebration of your 80th.
Sometimes as with these photographs I am amazed at the Human Spirit and the places we as humans decide we need to build actual paved roads as access to a places we would otherwise not be able to access as we expect to be able to in today’s society. AMAZED
Fantastic fotos, thank you very much
I love, love, love, love, love, love – did I mention LOVE – your site!
The photography is inspirational, delightful, poignant, (where’s that Thesaurus of mine?) … beautiful, sweet, funny, FANTASTIC!
Great Collection of the photos, I’m in love with your photography.