No, it’s definitely a proper street. It connects the high street to the main road. It’s about as towny a town street as you get in North Wales.It says something about having buildings on each side. If you check it out on google maps you can see it sort of has houses on it at the top and bottom bits, whilst the steep bit is more like a country lane, of which there are many in the UK and on which you could almost certainly find a steeper section if measured over a short enough distance.
I wouldn't be surprised if money has exchanged hands here; Wales has a long record of these kind of tourism scams.
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I dunno, something crazy like... what it says in most dictionaries. Have you heard of dictionaries? Here's one:What is a definition of a proper street, in your opinion?
I'm not sure Celyn can be held responsible for the fact that the song in question is titled "Men of Harlech".Why are the women of Harlech confined to brackets?
The street outside my front door, in Wales, is steeper than that.While teuchter is being a grump for no good reason, I suspect he is factually right. Slums in Latin America are often built up mountainsides and I'm sure no-one has bothered to measure the gradient of most of the streets. I found this in Medellin within about 30 seconds and know that if I looked I'd find steeper - though many of the smaller streets aren't on streetview Google Maps
I didn't say that was the steepest street, just making the point that entire districts of cities have been built up mountainsides in places where no-one has ever bothered to measure the gradient. Medellin is a good example as there are parts where cable cars and escalators are the public transport. Rio would be another one to look at, see the Rocinha favela pic here: Rio de JaneiroThe street outside my front door, in Wales, is steeper than that.
I’ve been through South America from top to bottom, and some places there do have steep streets, but I never really found anything to match a few places I’ve been to in the U.K. (in terms of gradient, with streets. Crossing the Andes is something else but there’s no streets up there).
That must have quite entertaining for your colleagues or neighbours.
We took the more conventional bus option both ways (Santiago-Mendoza, Mendoza-Santiago). It was one of the best journeys ever, completely scaring the crap out of my gf over the hundreds of switchbacks as we climbed and descended thousands of metres. That's one way to beat steep streets. Switchbacks. And don't build houses.
If it's such an important song, the people of Wales should have thought of a gender-inclusive version by now. All you need to do is find a one syllable word to replace 'men' with. You might be just the person to lead this campaign. Then the people of Harlech would have something meaningful to be proud of, instead of a bogus 'steep street'.
We had a spectacularly drunken , Welsh themed dinner for my 50th , where this song was indeed sung with men (and Women) of Harlech as one of the "highlights" . I have tried.If it's such an important song, the people of Wales should have thought of a gender-inclusive version by now. All you need to do is find a one syllable word to replace 'men' with. You might be just the person to lead this campaign. Then the people of Harlech would have something meaningful to be proud of, instead of a bogus 'steep street'.