Sunday, December 09, 2007

Where the streets... (take 2)

Four months ago I tried to start a special series here at Brevity called "Where the Streets Have Fun Names." Basically, I provide a screen capture of an unusual Las Vegas neighborhood found in Google Maps. Despite finding quite a few, I never got around to writing the posts, and kinda forgot about it. Well, this is my first step toward improving that lousy track record.

This is the least creatively named set of streets in human history:

Some questions:
1. Who thought this was a good idea, and how high were they?
2. To what decibel levels did the county authorities laugh?
3. How do you not get lost?

"From Decatur, turn right on Royal Ridge. Then take the first right onto Royal Ridge -- what? No, right onto Royal Ridge Drive, then right onto Royal Ridge Way. Right, Royal Ridge Way. Then take Royal until you get to Royal Ridge Boulevard. That's right, Royal. If you get to Ridge then you've gone too far. No, not the... wait... I'll send you the GPS coordinates."


Mainline Mom said...

Hehe. WHERE is this??

Neel Mehta said...

This particular neighborhood is in the SW part of town, which tends to be the newest and least settled. But just because all the good street names are taken doesn't mean you should go crazy on the Royal and the Ridge.

Bill said...

I think Neel wants to move so he can say "I live on Royal Ridge, between Royal and Ridge."

Neel Mehta said...

I would move there only if I wanted to commit to being antisocial. Even door-to-door salesmen would get tired before they found me.

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