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Old April 26th, 2013, 06:20 PM   #161
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In the thread of distant plates, you can see some trucks from Kyrgyzstan spotted in Hamburg by a forumer. To see them in Italy is difficult, it's not an usual route for them as it is for iranian trucks. For example in Cascina Gobba rest area on Tangenziale Est Milano you can see iranian trucks every week-end.
Once I saw Iranian trucks on the Hungarian M7 motorway towards Slovenia, but I've never seen an Iranian license plate in Slovenia itself.
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Old April 26th, 2013, 06:52 PM   #162
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Once I saw Iranian trucks on the Hungarian M7 motorway towards Slovenia, but I've never seen an Iranian license plate in Slovenia itself.
In Cascina Gobba Iran is one of the most common plate. It would be a perfect place for my hobby if only it wouldn't be the center of smuggling and other activities in the limits of legality, so not recommended to use the camera there. In Trieste you have good possibilities to see them due Ro-Ro coming from Istanbul, but probabily once there they travel towards Milan on A4 instead of Slovenia. I have never seen one outside highway though, so I have no idea which is their usual destination. My friend in time to time spots them near Zürich, so I suppose they go towards ports as well
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Old April 26th, 2013, 07:09 PM   #163
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In Cascina Gobba Iran is one of the most common plate. It would be a perfect place for my hobby if only it wouldn't be the center of smuggling and other activities in the limits of legality, so not recommended to use the camera there. In Trieste you have good possibilities to see them due Ro-Ro coming from Istanbul, but probabily once there they travel towards Milan on A4 instead of Slovenia. I have never seen one outside highway though, so I have no idea which is their usual destination. My friend in time to time spots them near Zürich, so I suppose they go towards ports as well
Yes, trucks from Istanbul are everyday sight in Trieste port and on A4 Venice - Trieste. Occasionally also trucks from other Turkish provinces can be spotted. I saw also two trucks from Cyprus (the EU republic). I once saw a truck with trailer that had a yellow plate with numbers only. It was dark and I was driving fast to see well but it was probably from Algeria.
In Monfalcone station I saw a freight train loaded with trucks. Some were Turkish (34=Istanbul), other Russians (177=Moscow) and some Germans with temporary export plate (with red band).

About camera, I never use it to photograph any vehicle (except if it's an exibition of historical vehicles or if a vehicle is parked in a historical centre where I'm likely to photograph monuments). Just take discretely your smartphone out of your pocket, simulate a phone call or a SMS and take a pic quickly. While it's not illegal to photograph vehicles, some people can become furious because they feel their privacy violated. And especially if you're alone in an isolated place, you probably don't want to mess up with unknown people.
And if you find yourself in an accident\crime scene with police around, NEVER take ANY pic, otherwise you might be detained and questioned for some minutes. Unfortunately, I know it personally...

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Old April 26th, 2013, 08:14 PM   #164
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About camera, I never use it to photograph any vehicle (except if it's an exibition of historical vehicles or if a vehicle is parked in a historical centre where I'm likely to photograph monuments). Just take discretely your smartphone out of your pocket, simulate a phone call or a SMS and take a pic quickly. While it's not illegal to photograph vehicles, some people can become furious because they feel their privacy violated. And especially if you're alone in an isolated place, you probably don't want to mess up with unknown people.
And if you find yourself in an accident\crime scene with police around, NEVER take ANY pic, otherwise you might be detained and questioned for some minutes. Unfortunately, I know it personally...
If I have to do something I do it well or I don't do at all. So I never use phone to take pics, it sucks... I use my camera to take close-up with high resolution (I hate pics taken from distance or showing the whole vehicle...). In my years of activity I learnt when the situation is good to take a pic or not, so I could take good pics even in Cascina Gobba like this one:


It's good if you search adrenaline too, but in general even the few times I've been caught I never had troubles and I had to delete pic just once (on almost 10.000 pics I took). It's just a feeling that you can have trouble if caught rather than a certainty. And the risk is different accodring to the owner's origin and the type of the vehicle. Trucks are the most problematic to take pics, cause you don't know what they are carrying and drivers are responsable for the load. So they watch with suspect anybody walking near their trucks also due high robbery rate about trucks on roads. Diplomatic plates instead are in general the easiest to take pics, cause even if caught you can explain why you took and it's very difficult you find a diplomatic man who reacts bad. It wouldn't be his job otherwise. In general when people sees you take a pic yes, is very suspectful cause most of people don't understand why you do, but when you explain them it's a hobby, you tell them infos about the plate (codes, series, colors, etc..) they relax and maybe start to chill or ask you informations if they are tourists. At least in this part of the world... in other parts people get insane even if they see you carrying a camera...I know guys who have been detained in Sudan, Yemen and places like these for to have taken pics of plates it's annoying but in the end they all returned back home cause it's not a crime in any part of the world. Just an unusual hobby.


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Old April 26th, 2013, 08:16 PM   #165
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Old April 27th, 2013, 12:46 AM   #166
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Old April 27th, 2013, 01:30 AM   #167
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If I have to do something I do it well or I don't do at all. So I never use phone to take pics, it sucks... I use my camera to take close-up with high resolution (I hate pics taken from distance or showing the whole vehicle...). In my years of activity I learnt when the situation is good to take a pic or not, so I could take good pics even in Cascina Gobba like this one:
It's good if you search adrenaline too, but in general even the few times I've been caught I never had troubles and I had to delete pic just once (on almost 10.000 pics I took). It's just a feeling that you can have trouble if caught rather than a certainty. And the risk is different accodring to the owner's origin and the type of the vehicle. Trucks are the most problematic to take pics, cause you don't know what they are carrying and drivers are responsable for the load. So they watch with suspect anybody walking near their trucks also due high robbery rate about trucks on roads. Diplomatic plates instead are in general the easiest to take pics, cause even if caught you can explain why you took and it's very difficult you find a diplomatic man who reacts bad. It wouldn't be his job otherwise. In general when people sees you take a pic yes, is very suspectful cause most of people don't understand why you do, but when you explain them it's a hobby, you tell them infos about the plate (codes, series, colors, etc..) they relax and maybe start to chill or ask you informations if they are tourists. At least in this part of the world... in other parts people get insane even if they see you carrying a camera...I know guys who have been detained in Sudan, Yemen and places like these for to have taken pics of plates it's annoying but in the end they all returned back home cause it's not a crime in any part of the world. Just an unusual hobby.


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Yes, but I don't photograph vehicles just for plates. I also photograph unusual cars such sport cars, expensive cars like Ferrari, Lamborghini or Hummer, classic cars (30+ years old), elaborated cars, abandoned cars with no plates or missing parts, cars parked in weird locations,... In this case I need the pic of the whole vehicle. And my new phone with 8 megapixel cam works better for this, especially from a short distance.
Usually people who own unusual or historical vehicles are used to receive looks and pics, especially if they're parked in a public place and there shouldn't be problems. But if you photograph a car that is abandoned on the street (this is illegal), or parked in an illegal spot, then things might be different. If, even worse, you take a pic on a car parked inside a fenced private backyard, you may be mistaken for a thief (if the owner is honest) or for a police collaborator (if the owner has something to hide).

In Western countries you can legally photograph almost everything that is public or visible from a public place (and where's forbidden, like military areas, some museums, etc.... there are explicit signs), but everybody may restrict taking people inside their propertry. In other countries, where there are dictatorial regimes, no freedom of information and political instability that includes guerrilla, terrorism, clan conflicts, you should be more careful. The most extreme is obviously North Korea, where you can photograph and film only what your guide tell you so and memory cards are inspected when you leave the country. Sudan and Yemen are both very politically instable so everybody taking pics around is likely to be mistaken as a potential terrorist or spy.
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Old April 27th, 2013, 01:32 AM   #168
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Abbazia (Opatija, Croatia) signed in Italy. Funnily enough, I'm not aware of any sign for Opatija in Slovenia.

http://goo.gl/maps/QCDCl
It's useless, Fiume/Rijeka would be enough. In Rijeka you find signs for Trieste, not Muggia or Sistiana.
And very few foreigners know that Abbazia is Opatja in Italian.
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Old April 27th, 2013, 09:52 AM   #169
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We've had this discussion before. Taking photos of registrations is one thing, but some people also type in registrations, which I think is wrong, as you make it Googlable.
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Old April 27th, 2013, 05:56 PM   #170
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Yes. It was put when the highway opened few years ago, I don't know if it's still there.
Found it on Street View: https://maps.google.fi/?ll=45.411188...20.59,,1,-1.81

Was it some kind of a joke?
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No, it's a serious business.
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Old April 28th, 2013, 01:44 AM   #172
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Found it on Street View: https://maps.google.fi/?ll=45.411188...20.59,,1,-1.81

Was it some kind of a joke?
Apparently it was installed by the municipality to show that Padova is in the centre of Europe and is closer to London, Berlin and Barcellona rather than Trapani (in Sicily). I don't know why they put also Beijng. However is a great bullshit to put a such useless sign on a highway.
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Apparently it was installed by the municipality to show that Padova is in the centre of Europe and is closer to London, Berlin and Barcellona rather than Trapani (in Sicily). I don't know why they put also Beijng. However is a great bullshit to put a such useless sign on a highway.
So the funny thing here is that Italy is (in European context) a rather large and long country. Ok.

Sweden could do the same. Malmö, for instance, is closer to Marseille than to Karesuando.

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However is a great bullshit to put a such useless sign on a highway.
Agree on that.
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Old April 28th, 2013, 02:21 AM   #174
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Brennero - Malmo 1214km
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Brennero - Mazara del Vallo 1754km
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Courmayeur - Glasgow 1739km
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Courmayeur - Mazara del Vallo 1817km
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Trieste - Lvov 1137km
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Ventimiglia - Braga 1676km
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Old April 28th, 2013, 03:05 AM   #175
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I thing the city situated the best in Europe is Munich. everything is close there.
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Old April 28th, 2013, 10:05 AM   #177
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So the funny thing here is that Italy is (in European context) a rather large and long country. Ok.

Sweden could do the same. Malmö, for instance, is closer to Marseille than to Karesuando.
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Yes but Sweden has no such "feelgood" signs at all. Haparanda is first signposted north of Sundsvall.

Oslo used to be signed already along the E18 in Stockholm, but they removed the sign.

Copenhagen is reachable with the bridge, but the only sign of it is located a few km before the bridge.

Before putting up signs, have in mind where the motorists are going, how many people on the E4 in central Sweden are heading to Haparanda, Oslo or Copenhagen ? Signpost destinations within the range of 500km not more, that's my opinion.



A feelgood sign in Fredrikshavn, DK welcoming swedish motorists in the harbour. Now you can drive to Sicily without any bridges or ferries ! It's 2575km, but what the heck !!

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Old April 28th, 2013, 11:28 AM   #178
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I thing the city situated the best in Europe is Munich. everything is close there.
It's also one of the few areas in Germany with substantial population growth. It is also one of the most affluent areas of Germany. I definitely wouldn't mind living there.
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Old April 28th, 2013, 11:30 AM   #179
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Yes but Sweden has no such "feelgood" signs at all. Haparanda is first signposted north of Sundsvall.
What is the longest distance signed in Sweden?

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Old April 28th, 2013, 11:40 AM   #180
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Once using Street View I found a Haparanda 659 sign just North of Sundsvall.

EDIT: Here is it: https://maps.google.es/maps?ll=62.41...,66.8,,1,-4.28 But this is off-topic, there is no Russian cities there .
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