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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

By Gary Randall on Flickr

roads, purpleroads, 5 (4)roads, 5 (3)
roads, sheep roads, snow 2 roads, snowroads,  _skynet on Flickr, Yorkshire, England

 roads, 11 (2) roads, 11 roads, 12

roads, 17 (2)

Photograph by John Finney

roads, 14 roads, 16 (2)

roads, 10 (2)

By    on flickr

By Hans Georg Fischer on flickr

As we well know, all roads are not beautiful and romantic.

roads, via murray

Walter’s Wiggles trail in Zion National Park, Utah, USA

Walter’s Wiggles trail in Zion National Park, Utah, USA

 STELVIO PASS in the Italian Alps.

STELVIO PASS in the Italian Alps.

TISDRINE,OUARZAZATE, MOROCCO

TISDRINE,OUARZAZATE, MOROCCO

roads, 2 (3)

By tithjerod

roads, 9 (2)

By John de Bord

roads, 2 (4)roads, 3roads, 6 (3) roads, 6 roads, 7 roads, 8 (3) roads, Aspen Road, Boulder, Coloradoroads, 4roads, orangeroads, 7 (3)roads, 5Roads, sunsetroads, 16 (2)roads, 14 (2)roads, moonroads, 18

740 steps to the top, Guatepe, Columbia.

740 steps to the top, Guatepe, Columbia, by DeSoto on flickr.

By ~gingercoo

By ~gingercoo

Ancient Stairs, Pitigliano, Tuscany, Italy.

Ancient Stairs, Pitigliano, Tuscany, Italy.

roads, 17

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, USA

Climbing stairs to Ulsan Rock, Seoraksan National Park, South Korea ,by wmdeneve.

Climbing stairs to Ulsan Rock, Seoraksan National Park, South Korea ,by wmdeneve.

Stairs Above The Sea, Aketx, Basque County, Spain

Stairs Above The Sea, Aketx, Basque County, Spain

Stairs to Samrat Yantra, Jantar Mantar, India

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 •

Tenjuan Gardens , Kyoto, Japan photo, Sharilyn Anderson •

Mountain Tunnels, San Boldo Pass, Italy

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

Langkawi Sky Bridge, a 125m-long curving cable bridge atop Gunung Mat Cincang mountain on Pulau Langkawi island. Malaysia

Thailand

Thailand

Door County, Ellison Bay, Wisconsin, USA  by Allison Hare

Door County, Ellison Bay, Wisconsin, USA by Allison Hare

Kentucky Road, US by John Barrett,

Kentucky Road, US by John Barrett,

 Switch Back Road, New Caledonia

Switch Back Road, New Caledonia

By Bernardo Ribeiro, Peru via National Geographic.

By Bernardo Ribeiro, Peru, via National Geographic.

Island Cottage, Finland

Island Cottage, Finland

Hell Valley, Noboribetsu, Hokkaido, Japan

Hell Valley, Noboribetsu, Hokkaido, Japan

 

Kangaroo Island, Australia

Kangaroo Island, Australia

Mown path through the wildflower meadow at Great Dixter, UK. Buttercups and Ox eye daisies.

Mown path through the wildflower meadow at Great Dixter, UK. Buttercups and Ox eye daisies.

Footpath through the Wild Garlic - Milton Wood Somerset, England.

Footpath through the Wild Garlic – Milton Wood Somerset, England.

China

China

By Claudia Hering on flickr

By Claudia Hering on flickr

By franciskasvakreverden

By franciskasvakreverden

Foggy Lake Trail, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Washington, USA

Foggy Lake Trail, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Washington, USA

 

Cork, Ireland

Cork, Ireland

roads,

By Jean-Michel Priaux on Flickr.

By Jean-Michel Priaux on Flickr.

Camel train, on the border of Saudi Arabia and UAE

Camel train, on the border of Saudi Arabia and UAE

roads, treeIf you want to explore still more roads, go here.

Thanks:  Merry, Murray, National Geographic

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35 thoughts on “More Roads and Paths

  1. 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.
    regards
    john

  2. 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.

  3. Hi Dusky, The pictures you post on this web site are a door to
    peace of mind. Thank you so much.
    Santino.

  4. 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.

    Betty

  5. 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

  6. Vertiginous some, most wonderful mental voyaging! Terrific. I look forward to these when they pop up on my email.

  7. Just when you think you have seen it all, another wonderful and breathtaking journey.
    Thnak you so much…..

  8. Wow! What an amazing collection of roads and paths! Thank you so much for sharing!

  9. Dear Sirs,

    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.

  10. THese phots are very beautiful, shows just how Gods creations are and the one whote took teh photos is a great man Thank You

  11. 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,
    Verónica.

  12. Words cannot describe how awesome these photos are. Fantastic job of putting them together and sharing with us !

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. 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!
    Thank you!

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