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Use googlemaps, Live earth or a GPS.
It's more romantic with a name
Como el Callejón del Beso en Guanajuato.

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Salt Lake

The only problem with Salt Lake City is that the Grid system does fall through in places largely because the highly unusual topography of the city forces some compromises to be made. 9th and 7th East (900 and 700 East) do a weird number at one point as does 21st South. Also there are a number of roads that wind through the city and can't be given a numerical appellation due to their inconsistencies: Foothill Blvd., Vine St., Van Winkle, etc. An interesting note about Salt Lake is that it's the only city I've ever seen where Main St. and State St. run parallel, versus intersecting in the center of town. Another note is that every once in a while they will name one of the numbered streets. 3rd South (300 South) is now Broadway, for example, though everyone still calls it 3rd South.

In parts of St. Louis, where I was born and raised, the streets bear the names of trees or what-have-you, but in alphabetical order, which is very helpful.
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It's a good idea tree streets in alfabetical order.
A lot of places in spain have "blind streets" -dead end/ only entry- called "salsipuedes"(sal-si-puedes, go-out-if-you-can)
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Old May 08, 2008, 08:33 AM
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Yes, I've seen lots of cities where the avenues are numbered and the streets are named and in alphabetical order.

Sosia, I hadn't heard "salsipuedes" before now. I like it.
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In England each local council Employs somebody who names all the streets in that particular town or village or city, so you will often find in a particular area of the town names of trees for adjoining streets. names of flowers, etc. And sometimes in large cities you will get 2 streets with the same name but in different areas of the city. Very confusing !!!
In the village in spain some of the streets are named after previous mayors of the city, but i think they have to have died before they get that honour.!!

One of the streets is called 'El horno' - the oven - is this the correct translation ??
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The translation is correct. We can only guess the origin. Perhaps there was a well know bakery on that street--or a kiln.
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