The Japanese observe the spring blossoms as a part of hanami – the appreciation of the transient beauty – but you don‘t need a deep, philosophical meaning to enjoy a leisurely stroll down these picturesque streets. And for those of us still in the icy grip of winter, they‘re a nice reminder of the coming spring.

Walking down such a street can be mesmerizing, but there are practical advantages, too. Apparently, tree-lined streets help with all sorts of heat-related urban problems, increase evapotranspiration (evaporation and transpiration from the Earth’s surface) and encourage walking and cycling.


#1 Molyvos, Lesvos, Greece

Molyvos, Lesvos, Greece

#2 Bonn, Germany

Bonn, Germany

#3 Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm, Sweden

#4 Tunnel Of Love, Romania, Caras-severin

Tunnel Of Love, Romania, Caras-severin

#5 Valencia, Spain

Valencia, Spain

#6 Cullinan, South Africa

Cullinan, South Africa

#7 #grafton Nsw Australia

#grafton Nsw Australia

#8 Washington Dc, Usa

Washington Dc, Usa

#9 Porto Alegre, Brazil

Porto Alegre, BrazilPorto Alegre, Brazil

#10 Spello, Italy

Spello, Italy

#11 Taiwan


#12 Jerez, Spain

Jerez, Spain

#13 Positano, Italy

Positano, Italy

#14 Nafplio, Peloponnese, Greece

Nafplio, Peloponnese, Greece

#15 Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane, Australia