World's steepest street becomes a mind-bending Instagram craze

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
The World's Most Instagrammed Place?
Feed-twFeed-fb

Dunedin is a cute little town in the magical land of New Zealand, with a large university student population and a reputation for being the "Edinburgh of the south."

Probably because it's usually cold and cloudy. But low winter temperatures aren't all that's on offer in ol' Dunners (as the locals call her). They also have incredibly steep streets.

SEE ALSO: These photographs of New Zealand's natural wonders are seriously alluring

Take Baldwin Street. It's been named the world's steepest residential street, but only with the rise of Instagram has it's startlingly weird beauty been on display to the world.

For Instagrammers, the fun lies in standing in front of the street's many adorable dwellings on an angle, so the houses seem to be sinking.

9 PHOTOS
World's steepest street is in Dunedin
See Gallery
World's steepest street is in Dunedin
轻轻抬腿都能感觉体内卡路里在燃烧🔥 . #350m#79degrees#baldwinstreet#speedest#
Baldwin Street, in Dunedin on New Zealand’s South Island, is only 1,150 feet long, but walking to the end of it will leave you panting for breath and in need of a drink. At a gradient of 1:2.86 (a 19-degree slope), the residential street is the steepest in the world. #steepeststreet #baldwinstreet #real #realestate #unusualhouse #instapic #picoftheday #instamood #instagram
whaat?! #steep #illusion #perspektive #baldwinstreet #dunedin
Hey @chrisdelia did you know that #realdancing is enhanced by doing it on the steepest street in the world?! Well it is clearly!!! #chrisdelia #hernandinz #chrisdeliarealdancing #newzealand #nz #steepeststreetintheworld #baldwinstreet #baldwinstreetnz #dancing #dance #discover_newzealand #dunedin #dunedinnz
Competitors take part in the traditional "Steepest Race in the World" in Baldwin street in Dunedin September 18, 2011. Baldwin street is the world's steepest street, according to the Guinness Book. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (NEW ZEALAND - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT)
A woman runs down Baldwin street in Dunedin, September 5, 2011. Baldwin street is considered as one of the world's steepest streets. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci (NEW ZEALAND - Tags: SOCIETY TRAVEL)
Preparations are made for a race up one of the world's steepest street in Dunedin, New Zealand on September 18, 2011. The race takes place up the Baldwin Street which has an average gradient of 1 in 3.41. The record time for the race which involves competitors running to the top of the hill and back is 1 minutes 56 seconds and was set in 1994. The 2011 race winner was Glen Ballam of Invercargill who completed the race in 2 minutes 32 seconds. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Tourists run up Baldwin street in Dunedin, New Zealand, Monday, Sept. 12, 2011. Baldwin Street is considered one of the world's steepest residential streets. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE
SHOW CAPTION +
HIDE CAPTION

P.S. This is what the town's mini horses look like. Never change, NZ!

Miniture horse

Look at those little trotters

Image: @jemimakate/instagram

Read Full Story

People are Reading