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Old January 2nd, 2015, 03:08 AM   #281
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Seriously? Any pic or Street View link?
If I remember well, Chriszwolle once mentioned a sign pointing to Rome near the Swiss border. I'd like to see it as well.

Anyway, A10 near Genoa
France is a non-neighboring country? ;-)
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Old January 2nd, 2015, 11:47 AM   #282
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Seriously? Any pic or Street View link?
I drive that route quite often but noticed those signs only recently. Next time I'll try and take some pics.
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Old January 2nd, 2015, 11:56 AM   #283
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Bitch please
I already forgot this sign! I remember discovering that my hometown is closer to that sign than Trapani. Anyway, I believe no one is driving from this point all the way to Beijing, though.
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Old January 2nd, 2015, 03:17 PM   #284
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France is a non-neighboring country? ;-)
Sorry for the OT, it was just to show another very long distance sign in Italy, like it could be Alessandria - Zagreb. This kind of signage is very rare in Italy.
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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.

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Old January 3rd, 2015, 04:11 AM   #285
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Sign for Thessaloniki on A1 near Nis in Serbia:
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 01:46 PM   #286
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I suppose that picture doesn't count officialy, because the sign was put only temporarily?

A2 (Highway of Freedom) showing Lisbon.
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 03:42 PM   #287
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Slightly OT, but what's normally signed from Warsaw on the A2? Poznań?
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 04:52 PM   #288
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 07:11 PM   #289
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Anyway, A10 near Genoa
This is silly in so many ways...

If going to Paris through Marseille, Paris isn't signposted until Lyon bypass. Second, the shortest route from Genova to Paris goes through Mt Blanc (saving over 100 km) and from Savona to Paris through Frejus.

But judging from the kilometres shown (111 to the border) this picture is taken with Savona already passed and so those driving to Paris never see this sign in the first place... except maybe those banned from Mt Blanc and Frejus.

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Old January 3rd, 2015, 07:55 PM   #290
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You quote the motherf*cker complete with picture (which is discouraged here) and then you write no comment?
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 09:33 PM   #291
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 09:54 PM   #292
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The route number E1 says it all on the first sign. This stretch of road is part of the pre-1985 E1, which ran Rome-Genova-Orange-Lyon-Paris-Le Havre-Southampton-London. The sign was these focal points was probably first placed in a completely different era, and the owner of the road has chosen not to change the sign notwithstanding the fact that this E1 is a rather distant memory.

I'm not sure whether this coastal route has ever been the quicker route to Paris in comparison with the Alpine tunnels. It might have been in the early days of the 1950 Declaration of Geneva, before opening of the Mont Blanc Tunnel (let alone Frejus). Probably for a further while after opening too, as the tunnels did not have any motorway/expressway connection.
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The route number E1 says it all on the first sign. This stretch of road is part of the pre-1985 E1, which ran Rome-Genova-Orange-Lyon-Paris-Le Havre-Southampton-London. The sign was these focal points was probably first placed in a completely different era, and the owner of the road has chosen not to change the sign notwithstanding the fact that this E1 is a rather distant memory.

I'm not sure whether this coastal route has ever been the quicker route to Paris in comparison with the Alpine tunnels. It might have been in the early days of the 1950 Declaration of Geneva, before opening of the Mont Blanc Tunnel (let alone Frejus). Probably for a further while after opening too, as the tunnels did not have any motorway/expressway connection.
That sign certainly isn't from the 1950s, as we started to use that font and the green color in 1969. It would make more sense to signpost Barcelona instead of Paris there.
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Old January 4th, 2015, 09:34 AM   #294
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Sure enough. This looks like a retroflective sign and I'd be surprised if it was older than 15 years. But this stretch of A10 opened in 1969 and this sign will have had predecessors also referring to Paris.

During all those years, there would have been many opportunities to update the content of this sign to reflect current reality that there are quicker routes to Paris and that a long distance focal on the E80 (e.g. Barcelona) might be more appropriate after E1 was replaced by E80. But that's not how things always work. A sign showing that your road heads to Paris looks kind-of cool, cooler than Barcelona. Possibly this type of message even provides some goodwill locally. So it wasn't replaced or updated.
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Not really a road, but still interesting: This sign is located near the tripoint NL-BE-DE. The sign is on the German side and the leftmost sign contains 3 destinations, all of them in another country: Vaals is in the Netherlands, Aachen in Germany and Gemmenich in Belgium.

The path to Gemmenich in Belgium however is not directly from Germany to Belgium but goes via Dutch territory.

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Sign for Tirana and Shkodra ( AL ) on R7 near Prizren in Kosovo
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Hi - This thread is for non-neighbouring countries. There's another thread for neighbouring countries.
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Old September 27th, 2017, 08:10 PM   #298
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I don't know if this was already posted, but on Italian A21 near Alessandria there are a couple of distance signs showing Zagreb (signposted as the Italian exonym, Zagabria).
Seriously? Any pic or Street View link?
Nearly three years have passed since the above request was asked: time to satisfy it (better late than never)
https://www.google.it/maps/@44.91914...7i13312!8i6656
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I honestly don't see the point. I think Trieste would be enough here. Not even near Slovenian border we have signs to Zagreb, only Ljubljana.
And signposting the exact distance to the junction (raccordo) with A1 and A4 doesn't make sense either.
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Old September 27th, 2017, 09:26 PM   #300
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Yes, I agree with you.
You don't see the point? Neither do I.
Maybe because there's none

I would also have omitted Rome
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