Roads and paths pervade our literature, poetry, artwork, linguistic expressions and music. Even photographers can’t keep their eyes (and lenses) off of a beautiful road or path, which is why we collected this list of 28 amazing photos of paths.
Paths like these have a powerful grip on the human imagination – they can bring adventure, promise and change or solitude, peace and calm. There’s nothing like a walk down a beautiful path to clear your head – or to fill it with ideas!
I’ll leave you with an excellent quote from J. R. R. Tolkien’s works while you enjoy these images; “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.“
Autumn In The White Carpathians
Rhododendron Laden Path, Mount Rogers, Virginia, USA
Check out this sweet write up our own Michael Schenck [michael] wrote on scaling Tumblr’s perimeter.
At Tumblr, blogs (or Tumblelog) are one of our most highly trafficked faces on the internet. One of the most convenient aspects of tumblelogs is their highly cacheable nature, which is fantastic because of the high views/post ratio the Tumblr network offers our users. That said, it’s not entirely trivial to scale out the perimeter proxy tier, let alone the caching tier, necessary for serving all of those requests…