Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Jeremy Clarkson: the Best Road in the World

It would appear that Mr Rockwell thinks he can put up Top Gear YouTubes with impunity! Obviously, I felt I had to retort by copying his post almost exactly, in the top third of this post! ;-)

So here it is, Ceauşescu's folly, the Transfăgărăşan road, which Jeremy Clarkson now thinks is the best road, "in the world":

So, it would appear the Romanian communist government were great at splashing enormous resources all over untravelled mountains so that 30 years later Jeremy Clarkson could have some fun with these resources.

Although the road is obviously epic, and I would love to drive on it myself, I think it quite a good symbol of how much socialism wastes scarce resources, while millions in Romania were living in desperate poverty.

Here's the Top Gear team's previous favourite road; the Stelvio Pass, an Italian road first created by the Austrian Empire:

And just for some real fun, here's the intro from The Italian Job:

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