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Old January 16th, 2012, 10:11 AM   #5561
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@piotr71: great report, thanks!
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Old January 16th, 2012, 10:51 AM   #5562
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Well, other signs are ok, except those two.
If I were to think about two countries that do not really care about old signs, then they border right where these photos were taken.
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Old January 16th, 2012, 08:19 PM   #5563
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Baarle Nassau/Hertog

So, here we are again in Baarle



Belgian-Dutch border.




Direction the Netherlands.




Border's lane.


Houses on the right hand side in Holland, left side Belgium.


We are heading North towards Baarle Hertog.







The Netherlands on the left, Belgium on the right.













The doors in two different countries.








No road numbers, at all. There are two national roads crossing Baarle. Dutch N260 and Belgian N119


Borderline in the middle of the road.






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Old January 16th, 2012, 10:28 PM   #5564
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Few pictures of renovated border crossing between Serbia and Bulgaria near Kalotina:


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Old January 16th, 2012, 11:51 PM   #5565
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How those Baarle-Nassau exclaves functioned before Schengen? How did Belgian postmen delivered their mail to the people?
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Old January 17th, 2012, 02:27 AM   #5566
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Polish-Russian border (2005)

Some pictures of an abandoned border crossing between Poland and Russia, taken during a road trip in 2005. I tried to figure out where exactly it was on Google Maps but couldn't really find it back.

I remember I found the place quite eerie. It was not difficult to sense its troubled history. Before the Second World War, this was just a rural road in the middle of Prussia. I noticed a row of typically German country houses on the Polish side of the border. I cut through the bushes, walked a few metres into Russian territory and learned that on their side the row of houses actually continued (unfortunately it was impossible to reach them since the road was fenced off with barbed wire). Presumably, before the war this area was part of an ordinary Prussian farming community, its people largely unwitting of the disaster that was about to develop.

It was during the Jalta Conference on February 4–11, 1945, that Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin agreed that once the war was over this would become the border between socialist Poland and the communist Soviet Union. God knows what happened to the Prussian villagers. Poles moved into the houses on the Polish side, Russians moved into the houses on the Russian side. Probably they never got to know each other. Apparently for some period of time there was a border crossing here but for whatever reason it was closed off soon.

Poland has regained its freedom and is now a valued member of the European Union (EU) and the Schengen area. Hence, the western and southern borders have virtually ceased to exist. Yet, security on the eastern border has merely increased, since this area now forms the EU’s external border. It would probably take another war for the village to reunite. Fortunately that’s unlikely to happen anytime soon.
















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Old January 17th, 2012, 02:38 PM   #5567
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Do you remember any larger settlement around there?
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Old January 17th, 2012, 06:16 PM   #5568
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The bridge between Brazil and French Guyana is ready and will finally be inaugurated by Mr Sarkozy this weekend. It seems, however, that roadwork from the Brazilian side is still to be completed.
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Old January 17th, 2012, 06:38 PM   #5569
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The bridge between Brazil and French Guyana is ready and will finally be inaugurated by Mr Sarkozy this weekend. It seems, however, that roadwork from the Brazilian side is still to be completed.
How many kilometers are left to pave from the border to Macapa?
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Old January 17th, 2012, 06:44 PM   #5570
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Some pictures of an abandoned border crossing between Poland and Russia, taken during a road trip in 2005. I tried to figure out where exactly it was on Google Maps but couldn't really find it back.
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Thanks to los77 we know where you were:
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granica z Rosją w miejscowości Rudziszki ( w ciągu DK63)

To jest to miejsce
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Old January 17th, 2012, 08:15 PM   #5571
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How many kilometers are left to pave from the border to Macapa?
As of early December, there were 165 km (~100 miles), out of 600 km.
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Old January 17th, 2012, 08:43 PM   #5572
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Old January 17th, 2012, 09:17 PM   #5573
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On an old CD I found some pictures from our last Croatia Holiday.
The pictures are form August 2003.
Sorry for the Bad Quality.
Border Austria - Italy near Villach


Border Slovenia - Italy near Trieste - Kozina

Border Italy - Austria near Villach




Border Austria - Germany near Walserberg (Salzburg)

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Old January 17th, 2012, 10:03 PM   #5574
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Taken with a cell phone like this or similar?
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Old January 17th, 2012, 10:06 PM   #5575
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It was a Aiptek PalmCam Digitalcamera
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Old January 18th, 2012, 02:40 AM   #5576
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Some pictures of an abandoned border crossing between Poland and Russia, taken during a road trip in 2005. I tried to figure out where exactly it was on Google Maps but couldn't really find it back.

I remember I found the place quite eerie. It was not difficult to sense its troubled history. Before the Second World War, this was just a rural road in the middle of Prussia. I noticed a row of typically German country houses on the Polish side of the border. I cut through the bushes, walked a few metres into Russian territory and learned that on their side the row of houses actually continued (unfortunately it was impossible to reach them since the road was fenced off with barbed wire). Presumably, before the war this area was part of an ordinary Prussian farming community, its people largely unwitting of the disaster that was about to develop.

It was during the Jalta Conference on February 4–11, 1945, that Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin agreed that once the war was over this would become the border between socialist Poland and the communist Soviet Union. God knows what happened to the Prussian villagers. Poles moved into the houses on the Polish side, Russians moved into the houses on the Russian side. Probably they never got to know each other. Apparently for some period of time there was a border crossing here but for whatever reason it was closed off soon.

Poland has regained its freedom and is now a valued member of the European Union (EU) and the Schengen area. Hence, the western and southern borders have virtually ceased to exist. Yet, security on the eastern border has merely increased, since this area now forms the EU’s external border. It would probably take another war for the village to reunite. Fortunately that’s unlikely to happen anytime soon.
Wait, your saying you just walked into Russian territory a few meters? How did you manage that? no fences or did you just hop over an old fence?
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Old January 18th, 2012, 05:23 AM   #5577
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Thanks to los77 we know where you were:
Thanks, that's awesome. It pretty much looks like the right place indeed. Now, the question remains why I can't see any houses on the Russian side of the border on Google Maps. Have they been demolished in the meantime or was there some kind of fata morgana at the time?
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Old January 18th, 2012, 05:28 AM   #5578
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Wait, your saying you just walked into Russian territory a few meters? How did you manage that? no fences or did you just hop over an old fence?
Look at the picture with the border posts. It was easy to walk from the Polish to the Russian side through the meadows. However, it was impossible to cross the border on the road itself as it was block off with barbed wire. More importantly, I just didn't dare. The place truly freaked me out. I knew that there was nothing to fear but in my imagination I could be shot any moment by the ghosts of lost WWII soldiers...
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Old January 18th, 2012, 10:12 PM   #5579
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Look at the picture with the border posts. It was easy to walk from the Polish to the Russian side through the meadows. However, it was impossible to cross the border on the road itself as it was block off with barbed wire. More importantly, I just didn't dare. The place truly freaked me out. I knew that there was nothing to fear but in my imagination I could be shot any moment by the ghosts of lost WWII soldiers...
I looked closely and see now.
I thought since this was Schengen border there would be some huge fence installation.
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Old January 18th, 2012, 10:37 PM   #5580
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There is no fence on both Russian and Ukrainian border, only Belarus put up one, but only os some sections.

Even though, it is unwise to step into Russian or Belarussian territory "just for fun" or you may end up being locked up for a night.
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