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Old November 11th, 2011, 10:02 PM   #5401
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Let's end this, guys. We're in EU and Schengen now.
Oh...with things happening in these times, I think still for few time...
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Old November 11th, 2011, 11:02 PM   #5402
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Border between the italian city of Gorizia and the slovenian Nova Gorica, founded after 1947 in the eastern suburbs.

The two cities are the administrative centres of the two parts of former Gorizia county, which was divided between Italy and Yugoslavia following more or less the ethnician borders.




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Old November 12th, 2011, 01:49 AM   #5403
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Doesn't look like a city on that pic.

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New small (touristic) border crossing of local importance between Greece and Bulgaria in the Rhodopes Mountains, near the Bulgarian town Zlatograd:

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Old November 12th, 2011, 03:12 AM   #5404
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All our roads lead to this.........?


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Old November 16th, 2011, 02:19 PM   #5405
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Georgia/Abkhazia border
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Old November 16th, 2011, 02:23 PM   #5406
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That guy is carrying a bag of supermarket chain Boni. It's a small supermarket chain in the Netherlands only with only 36 stores. I wonder how a bag like that ended up in Georgia.
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Old November 16th, 2011, 02:56 PM   #5407
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Old November 16th, 2011, 04:15 PM   #5408
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In given example, on both sides of border (NL-B) 'Brussels Way' is named in the same language, however it is spelled differently in Belgium and The Netherlands. What made a difference?

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Old November 16th, 2011, 04:28 PM   #5409
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We have plenty of native speakers of Dutch here who can answer the language question.

What I want to know is, where is Belgium north of the Netherlands? Other than Baarle, of course.
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Old November 16th, 2011, 04:33 PM   #5410
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That is near Maastricht. "Brusselsweg" is not considered regular Netherlands. Brusselweg or Brusselseweg would be possible (though the first is probably non-existent as well). I think it's an error of the mapping provider.
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Old November 16th, 2011, 04:44 PM   #5411
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We have plenty of native speakers of Dutch here who can answer the language question.

What I want to know is, where is Belgium north of the Netherlands? Other than Baarle, of course.
Near Maastricht as Chris said:


Check the shape of borderline West of Maastricht too. It goes really...interestingly
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Old November 16th, 2011, 04:47 PM   #5412
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The border follows older agricultural land borders. The canal was probably digged later than the border was established. Maastricht later on consumed more agricultural land and moved to the border.
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Old November 16th, 2011, 05:06 PM   #5413
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That is near Maastricht. "Brusselsweg" is not considered regular Netherlands. Brusselweg or Brusselseweg would be possible (though the first is probably non-existent as well). I think it's an error of the mapping provider.
That's what I thought. Although I'd have guessed "Brusselseweg" would be spelled "Brusselse weg."

If a foreigner - but a language geek - can add a bit of explanation to another foreigner (that would be Piotr), "Brusselse" is the adjective for "Brussel." In English, cities don't have adjectives like that (usually), but in French, for example, "Brusselseweg" would translate to "Route bruxelloise" or "Chemin bruxellois," "Bruxellois(e)" being the adjective for "Bruxelles." Going out on a long limb, "Brusselse" is to "Brussel" as "warszawski" is to "Warszawa."

"Brusselweg," on the other hand, is just the name of the city with "weg" tacked on. "Brussels Road" in English, "route (or chemin) de Bruxelles" in French (which would be much more usual than "route bruxelloise"; I just did that to show what I meant by adjective for a city).
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Old November 16th, 2011, 05:16 PM   #5414
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That's what I thought. Although I'd have guessed "Brusselseweg" would be spelled "Brusselse weg."
No, Dutch (and German and Danish for instance), do not break up words like they do in English. For instance, you would say George Washington Bridge, in the Netherlands that would've been written George Washington-brug or George Washington-brücke in German or George Washington-broen in Danish. Dutch names would even go without the "-" (Kanaalbrug = Canal Bridge)
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Old November 16th, 2011, 05:38 PM   #5415
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About the border Pakistan/China... Is there a signal about distance to Shanghai or Beijing?

Should it be... it could be the far away city pointed on road by an official signal!
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Old November 16th, 2011, 05:42 PM   #5416
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(..)Going out on a long limb, "Brusselse" is to "Brussel" as "warszawski" is to "Warszawa."(..)
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Old November 16th, 2011, 05:45 PM   #5417
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I haven't seen images of it, but isn't there a sign on the main exit roadway of at least one of your major airports that says "DRIVE ON THE LEFT IN AUSTRALIA"?



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Old November 16th, 2011, 09:11 PM   #5418
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That's what I thought. Although I'd have guessed "Brusselseweg" would be spelled "Brusselse weg."

If a foreigner - but a language geek - can add a bit of explanation to another foreigner (that would be Piotr), "Brusselse" is the adjective for "Brussel." In English, cities don't have adjectives like that (usually), but in French, for example, "Brusselseweg" would translate to "Route bruxelloise" or "Chemin bruxellois," "Bruxellois(e)" being the adjective for "Bruxelles." Going out on a long limb, "Brusselse" is to "Brussel" as "warszawski" is to "Warszawa."

"Brusselweg," on the other hand, is just the name of the city with "weg" tacked on. "Brussels Road" in English, "route (or chemin) de Bruxelles" in French (which would be much more usual than "route bruxelloise"; I just did that to show what I meant by adjective for a city).
It would be very rare to have a New Yorker Street or something but not impossible, google maps tells me that there is a Londoner Avenue in Boise.

A famous motorway in the UK is the Mancunian Way, googlemaps also tells me that there is a Mancunian Road in Ashton-under-Lyne

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Old November 16th, 2011, 09:18 PM   #5419
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I haven't seen images of it, but isn't there a sign on the main exit roadway of at least one of your major airports that says "DRIVE ON THE LEFT IN AUSTRALIA"?
There's such a sign after every rest area on the Great Ocean Road (because of many foreign tourists):


http://blog.travelpod.com/travel-pho....jpg/tpod.html

Speaking of which, I was on the Great Ocean Road precisely 1 year ago.

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Old November 16th, 2011, 09:27 PM   #5420
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It would be very rare to have a New Yorker Street or something but not impossible, google maps tells me that there is a Londoner Avenue in Boise.

A famous motorway in the UK is the Mancunian Way, googlemaps also tells me that there is a Mancunian Road in Ashton-under-Lyne
I'd be willing to bet that that Londoner Avenue was named after someone called Londoner.

On the other hand, Brits say things like "Californian wines" where an American would say "California wines." We don't use "Californian" as an adjective, just as a noun meaning "person from California."
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