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Piccadilly Circus

Filed under: Streets & Roads, United Kingdom

Piccadilly Circus is a famous intersection that is located in London’s West End neighborhood.  It is known for its neon signs that are located on a corner building of the intersection.

There are many major shops located in the area, such as Virgin Megastore, HMV, and Lillywhites.   A cast aluminum sculpture, The Angel of Christian Charity, is located in the circle.

Mentions of Piccadilly Circus are found throughout popular culture such as Austin Powers,  Wayne’s World, Bob Marley’s “Kinky Reggae” and others.

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Lombard Street

Filed under: California, Streets & Roads

Lombard Street is an east-west street in San Francisco, California. It is famous for having a steep, one-block section that consists of tight hairpin turns.

Lombard Street begins at The Presidio and runs east through the Cow Hollow neighborhood. For 12 blocks between Broderick Street and Van Ness Avenue, it is a principal arterial road that is co-signed as U.S. Route 101. Lombard Street then travels through the Russian Hill and Telegraph Hill neighborhoods, breaks off at a point becoming Telegraph Blvd. that leads to Pioneer Park. Finally, Lombard street terminates at The Embarcadero as a collector road.

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