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OT: Street systems (was: Spatial thinking)

From:Tim May <butsuri@...>
Date:Friday, January 23, 2004, 13:32
John Cowan wrote at 2004-01-22 08:05:02 (-0500)
 > Tristan McLeay scripsit:
 > > That has nothing to do with a grid, though; it comes from a
 > > neumeric system.
 > There can be and are grids without numbers, as you say; but a
 > numeric system without a grid is hardly conceivable.  I am told
 > that somewhere in London's twisty little maze of streets, all
 > different, there are a First, Second, and Third Streets -- forming
 > a triangle.  Feh.

Sadly, I can't find any such location in my A-Z.  There's a Third Way
and a Third Close in the index (both of which appear to be in fairly
modern settings, and don't form triangles with their neighbours), and
no fewer than ten Third Avenues - I haven't looked these up, but it's
unlikely that anyone would call a triangular set of roads avenues.


Costentin Cornomorus <elemtilas@...>