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Old November 16th, 2011, 09:40 PM   #5421
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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."
Does that make grammatical scene? I guess it does, I've never heard that before though
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Old November 16th, 2011, 09:49 PM   #5422
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Old November 16th, 2011, 10:53 PM   #5423
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Old November 16th, 2011, 11:09 PM   #5424
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The question about Belgium and Netherlands and south/north reminded me of the situation of the new Danube bridge at Vidin-Calafat between Bulgaria and Romania, which is due to open at the end of next year. It's south end is on Romanian soil and it's north end - on Bulgarian soil. So it's the only border crossing where Romania is to the south of Bulgaria Except maybe the ferryboat which now serves the connection Vidin-Calafat.
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Old November 17th, 2011, 11:02 AM   #5425
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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.
Not true, the border is the range of the canons from the defense wall of Maastricht.
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Old November 17th, 2011, 04:54 PM   #5426
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New Luxembourgish road crossing briefly into France at Belval:


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Old November 17th, 2011, 05:37 PM   #5427
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It goes from Luxembourg to France and back into Luxembourg? So it's like the Slovenian (ex-Yugoslav) road through Italy?
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Old November 18th, 2011, 09:56 PM   #5428
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German - Polish border on Usedom island in the Baltic sea before Poland's accession to Schengen.


Now there aren't borders anymore but there are still some problems during summer because naturism is legal only in the German side but not everybody know it.
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Old November 18th, 2011, 10:00 PM   #5429
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It seems that the North-South Korea border isn't totally close
http://www.hyundai-asan.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaesong_Industrial_Region
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Old November 20th, 2011, 04:13 AM   #5430
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Motorway border, Rheinfelden (CH) -> Rheinfelden (D)



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Old November 27th, 2011, 09:36 AM   #5431
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Iran Turkey Border
Of course now we can travel without visa




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Old November 27th, 2011, 04:21 PM   #5432
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What is written on the three-row sign visible in the center of the first and third pic?
Why are so many Turks crossing into Iran (pic 3 - only TR plates visible..)?
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Old November 27th, 2011, 06:26 PM   #5433
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it says pasport control passengers exit.
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Old December 1st, 2011, 07:18 PM   #5434
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The strictest and most stringent international border still remaining in Europe: the border between the City of Paris and the barbarian lands. Even Schengen could not remove it.

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Old December 1st, 2011, 10:25 PM   #5435
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The strictest and most stringent international border still remaining in Europe: the border between the City of Paris and the barbarian lands. Even Schengen could not remove it.
Is it one of the so called banlieues, poor boroughts inhabitated mostly by North African with high crime levels and frequent uprisings?
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Old December 1st, 2011, 10:57 PM   #5436
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You've watched too much TV.

Even in the suburbs with the highest percentages of immigrants, there aren't "frequent uprisings". And the crime levels would seem very mild compared to large US cities.

Anyway, the municipality just across the border in this picture is not one with particularily many immigrants. In 2008 only 13.1% of the population there were immigrants. In comparison, in the City of Paris there were 20.2% of immigrants in 2008.

This municipality also contains one of the business districts of Paris, with the headquarters of France24 and several other media companies. There are 47,048 jobs located in this municipality (as of 2008), which is almost one-third the number of jobs at La Défense.

As for poverty, this municipality is not poor by any standard. The fiscal income of the households in this municipality is higher than in the City of Paris.
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Old December 1st, 2011, 11:03 PM   #5437
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American crime rates have been dropping dramatically for the last 20 years. Meanwhile, cities like Saint-Denis think an appropriate way to protest the death penalty in the United States (as if that's their business) is to name streets after convicted murderers of police officers: http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll...m&z=19&vpsrc=6 But if an American criticizes anything in France, it's "french bashing" - usually (mis-)spelled like that.

If there's one place in France I'll never set foot, it's there. And the whole country can spend less time congratulating itself for its moral superiority to a country that lost thousands of lives for it.

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Old December 1st, 2011, 11:29 PM   #5438
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American crime rates have been dropping dramatically for the last 20 years. Meanwhile, cities like Saint-Denis think an appropriate way to protest the death penalty in the United States (as if that's their business) is to name streets after convicted murderers of police officers: http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll...m&z=19&vpsrc=6 But if an American criticizes anything in France, it's "french bashing" - usually (mis-)spelled like that.

If there's one place in France I'll never set foot, it's there. And the whole country can spend less time congratulating itself for its moral superiority to a country that lost thousands of lives for it.
I agree 100% with you. Some parisian suburbs are worse than Camden, New Jersey (living in Philadelphia you should know what I mean). Even if apparently calm, the situation can degenerate very easily like happened in 2005...
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Old December 1st, 2011, 11:35 PM   #5439
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You've watched too much TV.

Even in the suburbs with the highest percentages of immigrants, there aren't "frequent uprisings". And the crime levels would seem very mild compared to large US cities.

Anyway, the municipality just across the border in this picture is not one with particularily many immigrants. In 2008 only 13.1% of the population there were immigrants. In comparison, in the City of Paris there were 20.2% of immigrants in 2008.

This municipality also contains one of the business districts of Paris, with the headquarters of France24 and several other media companies. There are 47,048 jobs located in this municipality (as of 2008), which is almost one-third the number of jobs at La Défense.

As for poverty, this municipality is not poor by any standard. The fiscal income of the households in this municipality is higher than in the City of Paris.
I know that Paris has 11 millions people and only 2 millions of them live in the proper municipality. So, off ourse not all suburbs are poor and dangerous. But since you wrote that it was a "strong border" I supposed that it was one of them.
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Old December 2nd, 2011, 12:26 AM   #5440
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I agree 100% with you. Some parisian suburbs are worse than Camden, New Jersey (living in Philadelphia you should know what I mean). Even if apparently calm, the situation can degenerate very easily like happened in 2005...
Worse than Camden.
The problem is not that you live in Philly but that you never set a foot in the parisian suburbs, you talk about.
Only one people died during the 2005 riot, while 34 people were killed in 2005 in Camden.
34 people killed in a tiny municipality of 77,000 inhabitants.
By comparaison, the number of murder AND attempted murder was only of 92 in Seine Saint Denis in 2009, a departement with 1.5 million inhabitants.
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