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Old December 30th, 2011, 04:03 PM   #1721
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Could it be one of the first motorway links between two countries without customs in the world? Considering the Benelux already existed since 1944, which meant that Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg belonged to a unified customs unit, this seems like a possibility to me.

Must've been a hell to get it finished in winter though. Or perhaps it was already finished, but not yet officially opened until that time...
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Old December 30th, 2011, 05:42 PM   #1722
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Another set, taken around a year ago (except the first one). Today 60% of the roads seen on the pics have been renovated and/or extended.













































































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Old December 30th, 2011, 05:58 PM   #1723
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Nice pix!

One thing: this sign makes no sense to me. "Uitgezonderd plaatselijk verkeer" means "except local traffic," right?

So I'd take that as turn left except local traffic. But there are other towns straight ahead and to the right....
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Old December 30th, 2011, 06:53 PM   #1724
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Basically, it's a road that may only be used for local traffic. It would be better to say "Enkel plaatselijk verkeer" (only local traffic). Basically, they copied the text of the subsign that is always used to describe such roads. You can see a temporary example of that sign in the first picture:


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(I wonder why there's so many of them though...)

I've seen other advance signs like that, but there they added the circular sign along with subsign instead of just the text, which makes more sense as it is telling you that such a sign is located there. That's much like the signs of "max. 3 tons" or "dead end" being placed on advance signs. I don't have any pictures of that sign though.

EDIT: oh, this one actually shows it a bit, but it would be placed in the middle section of the advance sign:


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Old December 30th, 2011, 07:14 PM   #1725
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The last sign makes much more sense.
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Old December 30th, 2011, 08:53 PM   #1726
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N8 December 2011

N8 from French border to Brussel/Bruxelles.























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Old December 30th, 2011, 09:03 PM   #1727
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Old December 30th, 2011, 10:28 PM   #1728
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Old December 30th, 2011, 10:59 PM   #1729
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This part of N8 can't be called perfect. I dare to say that N8 reflects all Belgian road network, which is mostly in very good condition now, comparing to its state let's say 10 years ago, however it still consists of about 10% extremaly bad stretches.










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Old December 30th, 2011, 11:12 PM   #1730
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Old December 31st, 2011, 01:06 AM   #1731
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Nice pics! I don't drive in that part of the country that much. :p
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Old December 31st, 2011, 01:15 AM   #1732
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Some stretches look good, but others I must say that I don't know a road in such bad state in Limburg where I live...But we don't have that much big roads either...
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Old December 31st, 2011, 12:16 PM   #1733
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Old December 31st, 2011, 12:42 PM   #1734
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Thanks a lot for the pics!
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Old December 31st, 2011, 02:52 PM   #1735
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Old December 31st, 2011, 07:20 PM   #1736
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Interesting pictures!
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Old January 1st, 2012, 03:03 PM   #1737
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Funny picture
(This effect exist more on fotos taken from a car or train which is moving, I don't know what's the reason of this)
That happens mostly because of cheap cameras (in moblilephones) / bad optics (bad lenses).
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Old January 1st, 2012, 03:32 PM   #1738
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Interesting pictures!
Especially this one :

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Old January 1st, 2012, 07:40 PM   #1739
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That happens mostly because of cheap cameras (in moblilephones) / bad optics (bad lenses).
Actually it can happen at very most expensive DSLR-s too.

Lenses don't have any influence here. This is because of CMOS sensor in cameras, which records picture progressive, line by line. When picturing fast motion subject (like this fence from moving car), it can be titled because object already moved for some distance in the time between when first and last row were taken.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CMOS_se...ompared_to_CCD
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Old January 3rd, 2012, 03:45 PM   #1740
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