This New Zealand street is considered to be the steepest in the world and its actually pretty cool.
This looks a bit off, doesn’t it. But before it even crosses your mind that this might be a Photoshop or an artistic work, let’s make it clear that it’s not. This is Baldwin Street in Dunedin, New Zealand and its been around for a while, but only came to the full glare of the world after being highlighted on Instagram as the steepest street in the world.
Also acknowledged by the Guinness Books of Records as the steepest street in the world, it has become a new tourist attraction thanks to its newly-found social media fame. Recently tourists flocked to the street in the thousands for the annual Cadbury Jaffa Race.
While the race itself drew a lot of attention, hawk-eyed tourists noticed a bizarre optical illusions that show the houses on the street taking an angle that looks like they’re sinking into the ground. These tourists took photos of the lopsided properties and uploaded them on social media and the internet is absolutely hooked.
This street stretches for 350 meters with every 2.86 meters elevating horizontally for one meter. The street itself is exhausting to climb, but the houses look lopsidedly cool, you have to take a look.