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Old June 15th, 2010, 05:05 PM   #3201
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It is curious that we think the same about Gibraltar. That rock seems to be more important to the U.K. than cities like Belfast. Things must stay the same. Gibraltar is British and North African territories (Plazas de soberanía) are Spanish
I'm wondering whether Spain having bits and pieces of territory on the African side of the Straits is more valuable than it looks: If a tiny rock comes with fishing rights for a strip of sea....
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Old June 15th, 2010, 05:06 PM   #3202
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The new A-75 from Verín (Galicia, Spain) to the Portuguese border. Sorry, another European border

All these pictures have been posted by Rave at Urbanity.es.

A sing saying "Chaves (P)" instead of just "Portugal".
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Sign located in the Spanish side, signing an exit in the Portuguese side.
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Old June 15th, 2010, 05:23 PM   #3203
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Does that say "N103.5"?!

And if someone who has nothing better to do wants to explain the Spanish route-numbering system, including color-coding (on the appropriate thread, of course)....(I understand the N103.5 is in Portugal.)
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Old June 15th, 2010, 05:29 PM   #3204
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That's N103-5. Probably the 5th spur of N103 highway.
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Old June 15th, 2010, 05:31 PM   #3205
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Yes, N 103-5. That's how it's called. About the Spanish numbering system, I will explain it later in the Spanish highways thread.
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Old June 15th, 2010, 10:47 PM   #3206
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Construction of the international bridge over the Oyapock River between France and Brazil is now in full swing. The bridge should be completed before the end of this year. Here are some pictures taken last March. It will be the southernmost land border crossing of the European Union and the Schengen Area.
I don't think that French Guiana is considered as part of the Schengen Area.


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The existing border in Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera is a blue rope.
Furthermore, until the 30s Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera was an island, but an earthquake he did unite the African continent.

[IMG]http://i50.************/2yy376h.jpg[/IMG]
How do they keep people on one side or other and controll them not to pass the border?
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Old June 16th, 2010, 12:41 AM   #3207
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With guns, but only a dozen people live on Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera anyway, its not like Mellila or Ceuta.
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Old June 16th, 2010, 12:49 AM   #3208
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Not really. It's more about the wishes of the people of Gibraltar to remain separate from Spain. The UK finds it hard to even pretend to be arsed about the place.
For once, I agree. There's a difference between a populated place that whishes to remain connected to another country, and a barren rock with no permanent population that is kept only to spite the neighboring country.
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Old June 16th, 2010, 12:55 AM   #3209
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The existing border in Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera is a blue rope.
Furthermore, until the 30s Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera was an island, but an earthquake he did unite the African continent.

[IMG]http://i50.************/2yy376h.jpg[/IMG]
Contrast with this border beach south of San Diego:

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Old June 16th, 2010, 12:57 AM   #3210
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Apples and oranges. The San Diego border separates large populations, that blue rope... nothing. Just a rock which happens to be a part of Spain without any connections to the Spanish mainland.
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Old June 16th, 2010, 01:09 AM   #3211
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For once, I agree. There's a difference between a populated place that whishes to remain connected to another country, and a barren rock with no permanent population that is kept only to spite the neighboring country.
To be honest, most British people do not know that the overseas territories even exist, there is no reference to them in everyday media or anything really. (Perhaps with the exception of Gibraltar and Picatarin Island, due to the paedophilia cases).
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Old June 16th, 2010, 01:16 AM   #3212
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Look at the sign of speed limits:
what is the difference between those two 2x1 roads (limits: 90 and 100) under the symbol of built up area?


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Old June 16th, 2010, 04:21 AM   #3213
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Look at the sign of speed limits:
what is the difference between those two 2x1 roads (limits: 90 and 100) under the symbol of built up area?
The bottom picture has a shoulder, and the top picture doesn't. It's hard to see, but it's there.
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Old June 16th, 2010, 04:26 AM   #3214
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The bottom picture has a shoulder, and the top picture doesn't. It's hard to see, but it's there.
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Old June 16th, 2010, 11:08 AM   #3215
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I was on N-240 2 years ago south of Andorra. That was such a 100 km/h road with small shoulders. 100 was a very pleasant speed

I gotta say many Spanish N-roads are really built for speed and driving comfort. Many of those N-roads would've been 80 km/h roads in other countries with a much less optimal alignment.
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Old June 16th, 2010, 11:17 AM   #3216
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here's the crossing between Romania and Bulgaria , in the Dobrogea Region (old border)


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Old June 16th, 2010, 03:06 PM   #3217
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Look at the sign of speed limits:
what is the difference between those two 2x1 roads (limits: 90 and 100) under the symbol of built up area?
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The bottom picture has a shoulder, and the top picture doesn't. It's hard to see, but it's there.
Yep, that's the difference. This is an old sign showing the speed limits (taken from ChrisZwolle's Flickr ):

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As you can see, the third one has a "Vía Rápida" sign. These kind of roads are normal roads with a limited access and no intersections at the same level. They were signed with this symbol:


These kind of roads don't exist anymore (although there are still some signs left), they are now called "vía para automóviles", and they use this sign:

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Old June 16th, 2010, 10:21 PM   #3218
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So they are express roads.
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Old June 17th, 2010, 02:36 AM   #3219
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here's the crossing between Romania and Bulgaria , in the Dobrogea Region (old border)
Is this Vama Veche - Durankulak?
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Old June 17th, 2010, 03:36 PM   #3220
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So they are express roads.
The two signs I posted yes, the road-with-shoulder symbol just represents a road with a shoulder.
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