Weekend inspiration: When the road ends

Nice piece on The Atlantic’s website about the places on earth where the road ends.

In Focus writer Alan Taylor used Google Maps to find where Street View ended its coverage. “I’ve always been drawn to the end of the road, to the edges of where one might be allowed to travel, whether blocked by geographic features, international borders, or simply the lack of any further road,” Taylor writes.

He includes 26 images from Street View that show some wonderful, and spoiled, places on the planet.

A village at the end of the road, near Sund, Norway. (Google)

Here’s that village on Google Maps.

The Buckner Building, a massive WWII-era abandoned structure in the tiny port town of Whittier, Alaska. (Google)

Here is the Buckner Building mapped.

The commenters on the piece include some additional locations.

Here is one I wandered onto, and as a bonus it includes the shadow of the Google mapper.

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Ship Harbor Boulevard, Anacortes, Washington, United States

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