We have a ring road here in Melbourne, but it’s not much of a ring – more a half finished peanut shape, but it gets the job done I s’pose. Not like this one near Taranto in Italy, now this is what I call a ring road… it’s massive!
Actually, this whole area seems to be obsessed with circles and ellipses. There are circular lakes here, here, and a whole bunch of elliptical ones over here.
The circular road is
some kind of a vehicle testing ground , but what’s the excuse for all the round lakes?
I noticed the taranto circle from a plane window returning to UK from a holiday in Greece.
I have tried looking on maps to no avail, until i found it clear as day on google earth.
Do you know for certain it is for vehicle testing. Looks a but too precice;y circular tp me
I wondered about a particle accelerator or something of that ilk.
Definitely a vehicle testing facility. I found their website once (and then promptly lost the URL – d’oh!).
As I remember, they do a lot of truck testing – not so much cars… and it was a parent company from another Euro country – possibly Germany… I’ll keep lookingI also found the circle road on mapquest – marked as roads, so definitely not a particle accelerator!
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