21 April 2011

Baldwin Street - The World's STEEPEST!

On the day I visited Dunedin, a large-ish city toward the south-eastern tip of the South Island, the weather could not have been worse (sensing a theme yet?).  But that's what rain jackets are for, right?  I was going to see the World's Steepest (residential) Street and no bloody down under rain was going to stop me!

There are lots of signs so that you don't question that you are, in fact, at the world's steepest street.
 Open up this picture to read all about Baldwin Street.  Executive Summary Version: IT'S STEEP!
 From the bottom looking up
 The steepest spot.  Notice the rain water cascading down the street....
 At the top looking down.  It's a bit of a 'climb' to get up there!
That's a pretty massive bump to get to the bottom. Anyone want to go sledding?


Kristen said...

Wow! Did you drive it or walk/hike it?

Kristina said...

Walked up. It's only like two long blocks.