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Old July 21st, 2008, 05:04 PM   #1401
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Yeah, it's usually done the cheapskate-way Sometimes they made a continuous line broken by painting them black
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Old July 21st, 2008, 05:05 PM   #1402
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^ Haha, I've never seen that. But IMO better than removing some pavement.
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Old July 21st, 2008, 05:55 PM   #1403
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Heh funny story:

The Dutch government promotes the "new driving style", that means driving economically in the highest gear possible. So what do those holiday-goers in Switzerland, try to drive a mountain pass with caravan in 5th gear Many came into problems because of this
Unfortunately, I seemed to run into a lof of these Dutch families on my trip in Norway the last couple of days......
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 10:50 PM   #1404
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New York would Nieuw Jorwijk because York is derived from ancient viking settlement Jorvik and vik/wick is wijk. Its like New Yorkish neighbourhood Brunswick or in dutch 'Brunswijk'
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 11:11 PM   #1405
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Interestingly, the entire NY area is full of Dutch names (And not only Harlem/Brooklyn )
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 12:01 AM   #1406
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True, many famous places names have a dutch origin, besides Brooklyn and Harlem there are many others:

Staten island = staten eiland, after the dutch staten-generaal
Flushing = Vlissingen
Broadway = bredeweg ( wide road)
wallstreet = walstraat
Coney island = konijneneiland (rabbit island)
Battery (park) = batterij (dutch for fortress)
the Bowery = Bouwerij, old dutch for farm
the Bronx = named after a dutch settler called Jonas Bronck
the Kills = Kil ( a water inlet or bay)
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 08:06 PM   #1407
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A32 Meppel - Leeuwarden

I thought it'd be time for a new photojourney, where else have I bought my new car for .

The A32 is an important motorway for the Friesland province, it connects Leeuwarden to Zwolle, though it starts about 20km north of Zwolle at interchange Lankhorst near Meppel. The route is usually not very busy, however, the south end sees traffic jams and delays on a daily base because of the merge with the A28 motorway (southbound only). The motorway passes by several regional cities and towns, of which Heerenveen is the most important, it junctions with the A7 motorway (Amsterdam - Groningen). The A32 features 2 aqueducts north of Heerenveen.

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Old July 23rd, 2008, 10:10 PM   #1408
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You just couldn't resist, could you?

Is this the worst part of the Dutch motorway network?


Are these Dutch export license plates?
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 10:16 PM   #1409
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Yes, the A32 has bad pavement in some sections, it's a technical story about the foundation. If they want to repair it properly, it means they have to rebuild the entire freeway, and since this is a quite low-important freeway, they end up doing endless repairs on the pavement.

And yes, those are export plates, and only valid one day, though it's not that hard to leave the country in one day (unless you're stuck in a traffic jam )
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 10:41 PM   #1411
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Are these Dutch export license plates?
Oh yeah, what I always notice about these cars is that they drive like crazy. Way too fast, overtaking on the right, aggresive driving etc.
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 10:53 PM   #1412
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Last week my dad drove a new official car to Switzerland, and he had export plates. I'd never seen Slovenian export plates before. But they are valid for a month, I think.
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 11:06 PM   #1413
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Heh funny story:

The Dutch government promotes the "new driving style", that means driving economically in the highest gear possible. So what do those holiday-goers in Switzerland, try to drive a mountain pass with caravan in 5th gear Many came into problems because of this
like this one?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsjw1yc6q4w
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 11:51 PM   #1414
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Funny video!
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Old July 24th, 2008, 04:01 PM   #1415
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N361 Leeuwarden - Groningen

The N361 a scenic route through northeastern Friesland, and the northwestern part of Groningen. It passes through the Lauwersmeer National Park. Most of the Frisian route is a motorroad with a speed limit of 100 km/h. That part is also quiet, the last 20km in Groningen are busier, with tons of speed camera's, villages, towns and slow traffic.

N361: 104 pics

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Old July 24th, 2008, 04:43 PM   #1416
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Indeed a quiet road; with nice scenery. What's this?

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Old July 24th, 2008, 04:50 PM   #1417
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Those are locks between the higher sea level of the Waddensea, and the low lying Lake Lauwers, which used to be a salt water estuary.
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Old July 24th, 2008, 04:52 PM   #1418
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Those are 'sluizen', literally translated: sluice-gates. They prevent the sea from coming into the lauwersmeer.
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Old July 24th, 2008, 06:41 PM   #1419
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Looks like a library.
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Old July 24th, 2008, 07:20 PM   #1420
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Talking about a library:

http://picasaweb.google.nl/ASWchris2...60713856693842

"Ben even naar de bibliotheek" means "I'm off to the library for a second". I guess this bus transport books from one library to another.
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