Theme: Roads – Ten Best Roads Recommended by the Guardian

This article is a list of the ten best roads you might not have heard of. It’s cheap and easy padding for the Guardian but the photos are nice. Here is one:

Sa Calobra, Mallorca
Sa Calobra, Mallorca

I had not heard of any of the roads though some of them seem to be good enough to warrant a higher level of awareness than they seem to have. Isn’t the problem with tourism journalism that it makes people go to see places because they are unspoiled, thus spoiling them? It’s an extractive industry in a way.

Author: richard herriott

I like anchovies. I dislike post-war town planning.

2 thoughts on “Theme: Roads – Ten Best Roads Recommended by the Guardian”

  1. My alternative publishing company is currently looking at a companion volume to last year’s Christmas best-seller ‘100 Terminal Diseases To Contract Before You Die’ entitled ‘Ten 10 Best Lists To Avoid Compiling Unless You Want To Appear To Be An Unimaginative, Lazy Hack.’

    My recent look at TWBCM’s revised website had ’10 Most Surprising Van Designs’. I know it’s nice to knock off early for the week, but those people at TWBCM and The Guardian get paid. Here at DTW, we just do it because we lurrrrve you all!

    I have fond memories of Norway’s roads from the early 70s, though I expect they’re better now, which maybe makes them less fun. The Grimsel and Furka (of Goldfinger fame) Passes are a nice alternative to the Susten Pass. The West Coast roads of Scotland are indeed stunning. And I wish I was well-travelled enough to comment on the other roads in the Guardian’s list. But then I’d probably be Jeremy Clarkson.

  2. Your comment made me imagine what it was that C***kson, Hammond and May were doing for TG before the recent brouhaha. They were building their own roads. May was trying to recreate an unmetalled gravel lane such as might have been found in the 1920s in Kent so he could drive his Rolls along it. Hammond had been allowed to turn 45 hectares of the north downs into a run-way shaped like two oranges and a cucumber (typical TG humour) while Clarkson’s plan was to drain the Norfolk broads and build an eight line motorway to annoy environmentalists.

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