I thought it would be interesting to compare different roads around the world which share the same name by viewing them through the all-seeing lens of Google Street View.
Actually, I originally wanted to compare shots of the skies above similarly named places, but if you spend any time looking only at the sky on Street View, you’ll quickly discover that it is predominantly blue, partially white and not particularly inspiring.
So roads it was.
I picked a road name, ‘Lewis’, because why not (and Dryburgh didn’t pull up many results), and I picked a street suffix, ‘Lane’, because it made me chuckle. I could have cast the net a little wider by choosing something like ‘Main Street’ or ‘Hill Road’ but I liked the idea of looking at places which were off the beaten track.
It’s worth noting that the scope of Street View, while impressive and ever growing, is limited to certain countries. That’s irrelevant in this case because if you’re a dumb Anglophone like me and you’re searching for streets named ‘Lewis Lane’ the results are going to be geographically self-limiting anyway.
With all that said, allow me take you on a tour of some of the many Lewis Lanes of the world.