Brazil's tree-lined Rua Gonalo de Carvalho -Photo by are many memorable streets in cities across the globe, some marked by monuments and famous buildings. But the most scenic may be those with natural beauty.

Rua Gonçalo de Carvalho, in the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, may not border historical sites along its 500 meter stretch, but it does turn heads with its towering tipuana trees lining the road like a living colonnade.

The more than one hundred trees form a ‘green tunnel’ over three city blocks.

The quiet, shady street has long been a favorite among locals, but recently it garnered some broader acclaim.

(READ the story w/ photos by Stephan Messenger in TreeHugger)

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