Experience the heart and soul of 13 of the world’s most celebrated streets. From the elegance of Paris’s Champs-Elysées to America’s star-studded avenue of promise, Sunset Boulevard, explore the most enduring destinations around the world. Experience the juxtaposition of the sinuous tango and politics on Buenos Aires’s Avenida de Mayo. Discover Berlin’s Kurfurstendamm where jubilant East Berliners celebrated when the Great Wall fell.
These aren’t ordinary streets but extravagant boulevards that are alive with raw energy, beauty, and remarkable stories of notoriety, glamour, turbulence, secrets and history. Did you know that the shape of New York’s Broadway follows an ancient native path? Feel the pulse of Sydney’s edgy, vibrant Darlinghurst Road. Experience Montreal’s Boulevard St-Laurent where immigrants, artists, heroes and villains have rubbed shoulders. See why London’s The Strand was known as the Street of Palaces.
This series puts a world of memorable travel and history at your fingertips by using spectacular aerial photography to locate the streets geographically, and time-lapse sequences, that give the viewer a feel for the daily rhythm of street life. Streets of the World portrays the character and vibrancy of these famous streets.
Journeying back through times of celebrity, personal tragedy and upheaval, the surprising truths that lurk behind the great facades that rise from the pavement are explored. This is popular history at its most compelling.
Streets of the World is a co-produciton between Breakthrough Films & Television Inc. and Double Exposure Inc. Produced in association with Discovery Communications International, The Travel Channel (DCI) and History Television Inc.
Distributed by Discovery Communications International for Non-Standard Television rights worldwide. Breakthrough Entertainment has standard TV rights, including North America and Latin America.