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Re: The Road Not Taken
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2010, 11:51:43 AM »
Transfagarasan – Romania







The Transfăgărășan (that’s the exact spelling) is the highest and most dramatic paved road from Romania. Built as a strategic military route by the former dictator Nicolae Ceausescu between 1970 and 1974, this road connects the historic regions of Transylvania and Wallachia, and the cities of Sibiu and Pitesti. The Transfagarasan represents 90 km of twists and turns run North to South across the tallest sections of the Carpathian Mountains between the highest peaks of the mountain in this country.

On top of the mountains this road provides access to Balea Lake, a glacier lake which has been here for thousands of years and it also has an almost 1 km long tunnel straight through the mountain’s top. The road was built at a high cost both financially and from a human standpoint with more than 6 million kilograms of explosive being used on the northern face and official records of 40 soldiers who lost their lives while building it. Unofficial records however mention that only the tunnel took about 400 lives.

The north end of the road is the most spectacular and it’s dotted with steep hairpin turns, long S curves and sharp descents combined with an absolutely stunning view! Between October and June this road is under the snow and usually closed so… that means only a couple of months in the summer it’s available to enjoy a pure driving pleasure. Top Gear also named this road as the best road in the world !
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Re: The Road Not Taken
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2010, 11:54:11 AM »
Millau Viaduct – France


Great Ocean Road – Australia


Taroko Gorge Road -Taiwan


Leh–Manali Highway – India

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Re: The Road Not Taken
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2010, 12:13:26 PM »
It's a wondrous sight! I wish I could take the two roads at a time.Thanks.

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Re: The Road Not Taken
« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2010, 05:48:18 PM »
When I play games like NFS-V, Most wanted, I drive the car on these kinds of street. Now I realize that these streets are not made by computerized. All these streets are available in the world.

Nice pictures sir.
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Re: The Road Not Taken
« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2010, 08:41:56 AM »
Dear Mr. Shamim, the pictures that you have attached here all are extremely beautiful. But none of them is taken from our own country. In this case, can't we attach some beautiful pictures of the unexplored areas of our country which are hardly visited by us but have aesthetic value? I am sure the pictures will tempt us to visit those places and help us to feel proud as the citizens of this beautiful country. thank you.

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Re: The Road Not Taken
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2010, 06:24:15 PM »
 :) :) :) :)Many many thanks to you Sir,

Its really an optimistic post...........& revising also...............
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Re: The Road Not Taken
« Reply #21 on: November 05, 2010, 06:30:10 PM »
ASMA ALAM,

I think you post the right way................ their should be some mysterious roads of our own....... 
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Re: The Road Not Taken
« Reply #22 on: November 05, 2010, 06:31:34 PM »
ASMA ALAM,

I think you post the right way................ their should be some mysterious roads of our own....... 
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Re: The Road Not Taken
« Reply #23 on: November 05, 2010, 06:54:59 PM »
Human beings are the best creation of creator. And these are the best roads by human beings. Thanks sir for your wonderful post.
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Re: The Road Not Taken
« Reply #24 on: November 05, 2010, 09:25:09 PM »
Dear Ansary

I just became mesmerised at what you posted. marvellous!  Thanks a lot for posting such an wonderful piece.
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Re: The Road Not Taken
« Reply #25 on: November 06, 2010, 05:41:02 PM »
Hello
The pictures you have attached with comments are really nice.

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