The Ends of the Road

Once again I’ve spent some recent time poring over Google Maps, finding the edges of their Street View image coverage—which seems to grow by the month. 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. Gathered below is a virtual visit to a few of these road ends around the world (or at least as far as the Street View drivers cover)—borders, shorelines, dead ends and overlooks from Madagascar to Colombia, from Japan to the United Arab Emirates. See if you can guess the locations before reading the captions. (And, see also a previous Ends of the Road photo essay.)
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