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Old February 21st, 2008, 07:31 PM   #161
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Those advertising is seen in a lot of eastern European countries, like Czechia, Ukraine, Poland etc. I think it´s their way of capitalism.

In the Netherlands, such huge ad signs are prohibited because of horizon pollution.
I think when the Soviet Union fell, former Eastern Bloc countries embraced what they thought was capitalism; pure, unbridled, and unregulated. What's a symbol of that capitalism? Billboards. (Or, as they call them in the UK, hoardings.)

Little did they know that cities and towns in the United States (at least the northern, midwestern and western states) and Canada have been working to alleviate sign clutter, and ban and remove billboards. They've been recognizing that visual pollution is as much a blight as air, water and noise pollution.

As for the southeastern states and Texas ... they LOVE their billboards and tall signs. One man's trash is another's treasure, I guess.
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Old March 20th, 2008, 10:13 AM   #162
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This is pictures of federal highway Lena m-56. This is the only highway that connects Yakutia.







































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Old March 20th, 2008, 11:02 AM   #163
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Old March 20th, 2008, 11:47 AM   #164
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Yeah, those are ancient
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Old March 20th, 2008, 07:09 PM   #165
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I think prefer the Polish A18 over this Russian road
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Old March 20th, 2008, 10:58 PM   #166
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Old March 21st, 2008, 01:22 AM   #167
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Do they have any plans for repaving ? It seems like they should upgrade it to 2X2 standard
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Old March 21st, 2008, 01:34 AM   #168
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This is pictures of federal highway Lena m-56. This is the only highway that connects Yakutia.









































lmfao... wow I'm speechless.
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Old March 21st, 2008, 01:37 AM   #169
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Do they have any plans for repaving ? It seems like they should upgrade it to 2X2 standard
Its not economical, the road is too remote and its meant to be used only in winter - i.e. the road was closed and those people shouldnt have been there
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Old March 21st, 2008, 02:44 AM   #170
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But still they choose this road
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Old March 21st, 2008, 04:28 AM   #171
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is this highway above under construction ??
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Old March 21st, 2008, 04:49 AM   #172
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Its one of the most remote roads in the world and something that is known as a winter road. In winter (in those parts, thats most of the year ) the road freezes solid and is good to drive on, but as can be seen on the pics above, it can be risky to take the journey in the summer. I believe these roads normally should get closed in such rainy conditions
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I heard this kind of roads only turn into mud a few weeks or months a year, in other times, the ground is just frozen (semi-permafrost), so people can drive on it.
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Old March 21st, 2008, 03:37 PM   #174
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Exactly

As you can see on the photo below, when frozen solid (most of the year), the road is good to drive on even for big trucks]

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Old March 22nd, 2008, 01:37 AM   #175
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I never get tired of these pictures. Where were all these people going, if this road is so remote? Is this part of it near Yakutsk or some other town perhaps?
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Well ok, if this road is closed so do they have any alternative to this road ? I suppose they can take a plane, but what about freight traffic ?
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 03:14 AM   #177
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Yakutsk is located on a truly massive river called Lena, river barges is a great transport for freight traffic. Railroad doesnt go all the way to Yakutsk (although it will be built) but there are plenty of raiload access up the Lena river
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 10:27 PM   #178
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Do they have any plans for repaving ? It seems like they should upgrade it to 2X2 standard
Yes, they do. In fact this mud banking is a first stage of construction. The road is to be paved completely by 2010. Also there is a long story about the bridge across Lena river. Actually this pretty freeway runs at one bank of 4-km wide river, and Yakutsk city is situated at the other. They drive about 300 km at this road and then use a ferry to get the city. The bridge is sheduled to be built by 2014.

That's true that this road and the bridge had to be built al least 30 years ago. But ten years ago there wasn't any road at all - even this one. And, at the other hand, the road isn't that terrible all tha time; that pics were shot at one place in two or three days. There was a terrible rain which washed away all the banking.
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 10:41 PM   #179
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But ten years ago there wasn't any road at all - even this one.
My old maps show it, and they are from 70's/80's.
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Old March 23rd, 2008, 03:44 AM   #180
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Hey, Verso, would you mind editing your location? If you moved to a new exotic location, then never mind
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