Amanda

By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

This Is What Rush Hour Looks Like Around The World… LOL At Ireland.

When you're stuck in traffic with thousands of other people, it's hard to think of rush hour as anything but a miserable affair. However, viewed from the right angle, even the most stressful of experiences can be beautiful.

Need proof? Well, then you're going to want to check out the pictures below. Taken all over the world, these images of rush hour across the globe are equal parts overwhelming, compelling, and kind of captivating. And even though it makes a really cool picture, you're going to be glad you've never been stuck in traffic in Beijing.

An aerial view over rush hour in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Boats making their way through rush hour in Thailand.

Surfer rush hour at Snappers Rock, Gold Coast, Australia.

Afternoon traffic on the world's busiest bicycle street in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Afternoon traffic on the world's busiest bicycle street in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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A gondola traffic jam in Venice, Italy.

A gondola traffic jam in Venice, Italy.

EPA

Chinese motorists gridlocking the main highway into Beijing.

Chinese motorists gridlocking the main highway into Beijing.

Whitehotpix via Zuma Press

Morning rush hour traffic in Yellowstone National Park.

Rush hour morning traffic on I-95 south in Fort Lauderdale, Florida -- guess no one is carpooling.

Rush hour morning traffic on I-95 south in Fort Lauderdale, Florida -- guess no one is carpooling.

Joe Cavaretta, Sun Sentinel

Busy commuting by birds on Chesapeake Bay.

Rush hour in a São Paulo subway station

What rush hour looks like in rural Ireland.

Even in 1909, rush hour in NYC was a hot mess.

Traffic in Los Angeles isn't anything to mess with.

Rush hour on the Mekong Delta looks surprisingly chill.

A subway station checkpoint during rush hour in Beijing.

A leisurely boat traffic jam on the San Antonio river.

A sea of traffic heading out for lunch in southern Spain.

A sea of traffic heading out for lunch in southern Spain.

The Manhattan entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel during rush hour is always backed up.

Early morning Bali motorbike traffic at rush hour.

Next, historical photos of what streets looked like before cars.

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