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Old March 9th, 2010, 11:17 AM   #2901
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Saarbrücken-Schoeneck

Street towards France; former border checkpost in the background

The former border control post


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Old March 9th, 2010, 05:06 PM   #2902
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Post some Australian border crossings
They have them, they just aren't international

Anyone have any Chinese/Magnolian/Russian? I'd be interested to see how those work.

What about countries where they have to switch sides of the road, like in southern Africa?
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Old March 9th, 2010, 05:29 PM   #2903
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Is Schoenek to be pronounced "Schöneck"?
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Old March 10th, 2010, 05:38 AM   #2904
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They have them, they just aren't international

Anyone have any Chinese/Magnolian/Russian? I'd be interested to see how those work.

What about countries where they have to switch sides of the road, like in southern Africa?
Not sure on others, but the side switching at the crossing between Hong Kong (drives on left) and Shenzhen (drives on right) in China is done in the helix on the Shenzhen end of the bridge.

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Old March 10th, 2010, 08:36 AM   #2905
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Is Schoenek to be pronounced "Schöneck"?
Not sure. I think the locals would call it "Shohnek". Forbach, Remich, and the like are pronounced with sh, not ś at the end.
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Old March 10th, 2010, 01:52 PM   #2906
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New border between BiH and Montenegro.

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Old March 10th, 2010, 02:33 PM   #2907
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What about countries where they have to switch sides of the road, like in southern Africa?
The amount of traffic in African countries probably isn't high enough to need any special infrastructure for changing sides.
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Old March 10th, 2010, 04:09 PM   #2908
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Not sure on others, but the side switching at the crossing between Hong Kong (drives on left) and Shenzhen (drives on right) in China is done in the helix on the Shenzhen end of the bridge.

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Also between Macao S.A.R. and the mainland China. On Google Maps, the Hengqin Border Crossing is a very fine example of such helix:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...21136&t=h&z=16
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Old March 10th, 2010, 04:15 PM   #2909
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New border between BiH and Montenegro.

The one between Trebinje and Herceg-Novi?
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Old March 10th, 2010, 04:40 PM   #2910
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Yep. Thats on the Bosnian side.
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Old March 11th, 2010, 03:38 AM   #2911
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Yep. Thats on the Bosnian side.
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Old March 11th, 2010, 08:11 AM   #2913
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While browsing the raw photos from my trip, I found one interesting picture:



This sign is located in France several hundred metres after French starred sign "France". However, the font and the style is clearly German. It seems like there was Autobahn 6 pictograph on the left from "E50", but somehow it was painted over later because we can still see a lighter rectangular mark. So, if the sign was initially made for use in Germany, how it ended up on the French side?
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Old March 11th, 2010, 09:16 AM   #2914
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While browsing the raw photos from my trip, I found one interesting picture:



So, if the sign was initially made for use in Germany, how it ended up on the French side?
This is still in Germany:http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&hq=&...00309&t=k&z=19, but past the border control. This is officially a German road, but I guess in order not to confuse drivers, they removed A6, as it's almost A320.

(the blue house is indeed in France - the border goes along the road which is under the tunnel, France on the left)
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Hehe, I noticed that too last year:
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Old March 11th, 2010, 09:46 AM   #2916
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2° Grossrosseln - Petite Rosselle http://maps.google.de/maps?num=30&hl...00618&t=h&z=18

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Old March 11th, 2010, 12:54 PM   #2917
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Lol, sorry, Herzegovinian.
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Old March 11th, 2010, 05:17 PM   #2918
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This is still in Germany:http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&hq=&...00309&t=k&z=19, but past the border control. This is officially a German road, but I guess in order not to confuse drivers, they removed A6, as it's almost A320.

(the blue house is indeed in France - the border goes along the road which is under the tunnel, France on the left)
Thank for clarification. However, I still do not understand why this sign came first:



Why would they first use sign "Frankreich 1200 m" but then "France" if these both signs are still in Germany?
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Old March 11th, 2010, 06:40 PM   #2919
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Thank for clarification. However, I still do not understand why this sign came first:



Why would they first use sign "Frankreich 1200 m" but then "France" if these both signs are still in Germany?
It could be that there are no more exits before the French border.
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Old March 12th, 2010, 12:06 AM   #2920
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Thank for clarification. However, I still do not understand why this sign came first:

[France with 12 stars]

Why would they first use sign "Frankreich 1200 m" but then "France" if these both signs are still in Germany?
Bit OT:
Well, I'd say the mess is a good sign. Other than being a sign of France approaching quicly (), it means that Germans aren't so tough-minded about what was once "theirs" for some time. There are five international routes across the border in my area (4 bus, 1 LRT), clearly all are German conception, and I have a feeling they are largely Germany-founded. There are signs to German towns in France (in German spelling), and vice versa (of course also in German spelling, that will take time I guess.).
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