Thanks for the info. We have a few streets here (Houston) that are cobblestone. Some are original, dating back to the 1800's, and some have just been laid during the refurbishing of our downtown. The greater majority of our streets are asphalt or something that looks like asphalt. What amazes me about your city is that it seems that the greater majority of the pictures you've shared so far are cobblestone. The are quite beautiful, well preserved, expensive and the result of a lot of hard labor and patience. Maybe there is some city resolution that no asphalt will be used?
zenitra geeFri 25 Aug 2006, 10:14 PM CET

It's the Jumanji house! I don't think I'd like to live here for fear I'd be choked by this vine.
RDFri 25 Aug 2006, 3:33 PM CET

Thanks for all the stuff you're doing in preparation for the European meet up. Look forward to meeting you then.
joe_obFri 25 Aug 2006, 12:45 AM CET

Here's a good explanation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cobblestone
MarcelThu 24 Aug 2006, 6:06 PM CET

Think of the usage of cobblestones as the predecessor to asphalt. It was just another way to make streets way back when.

It seems to have been a common practice throughout Europe at one point and time.
RachelThu 24 Aug 2006, 5:16 PM CET

The history of your streets still intrigues me. I have done a search but can find nothing.
zenitra geeThu 24 Aug 2006, 4:58 PM CET

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