Pretoria’s Herbert Baker Street recently made it onto CNN’s ‘most beautiful streets of the world’ list.
The street located near Groenkloof, made it onto the list and is said to be among the world’s most beautiful.
“From grand dwellings in uptown New York City to street art covered laneways in Melbourne, via historic crescents in Bath and tree-lined roads in Pretoria, these are the most beautiful streets in destinations around the world.”
Herbert Baker Street
Of Herbert Baker Street, the publication said that Pretoria transforms into The Jacaranda City between September and November every year.
And this street transform in a Jacaranda wonderland every time:
“The purple blooms of 70 000 trees can be seen from the vantage point of the Klapperkop Nature Reserve. While picking out a single street is a challenge, Herbert Baker Street in Groenkloof stands apart from the others — it has rows of 100 white, rather than purple, jacarandas.’‘
The world’s most beautiful streets
Herbert Baker Street made it onto the list among other great streets like the Philosopher’s Walk, Kyoto, Japan and Flask Walk, Hampstead, London, England.
The Royal Crescent in England also stands out with the ‘finest’ Georgian architecture:
Lombard Street in San Francisco also made the list for its eight hairpins, which twist between a single block. It is said to be one of San Francisco’s busiest attractions.
Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, Scotland also made the list with its Victorian architecture and design.
The Umbrella Sky Project, Agueda, Portugal is also a hit among travelers.
Since 2011, the four main streets of Agueda, including Rua Luis de Camoes, have been transformed into colorful, umbrella-shaded paradises. The Umbrella Sky Project forms part of the town’s annual Agitagueda Art Festival, which takes place during July, August and September. Cables are strung from the rooftops and hung with umbrellas, in a bid to mitigate against the summer heat, as well as provide a colorful backdrop from events and classes.