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Old June 14th, 2012, 11:43 PM   #6301
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Dutch/German police inside the center, with shared logo:
That's a bit kitschy for an organization like police.
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Old June 15th, 2012, 12:38 AM   #6302
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I posted a pic about that place a while ago in this post.

And this is another police station shared by two countries:

It's in the famous town of Baarle, between Belgium and the Netherlands that had been probably mentioned more than a dozen of times since this thread was started.

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Old June 15th, 2012, 08:01 AM   #6303
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Between Spain and France there are several common police stations, mainly for border controls (not checks) as well as they use them for local police uses (zones with few population)
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Old June 15th, 2012, 09:27 PM   #6304
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In the southeast of the Netherlands is a town called Kerkrade, which borders with the town of Herzogenrath in Germany. The border runs through the middle of the street called in Dutch: Nieuwstraat, German: Neustraße, English: New Street.

All road signs are of Dutch design.
Not all of them:
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Old June 15th, 2012, 09:29 PM   #6305
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True. That is also the end of the Nieuwstraat/Neustrasse. Building ahead is the building in two countries, turn left for Holland and turn right for Germany.
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Old June 18th, 2012, 05:15 PM   #6306
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how to upload pictures here

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how to upload pictures here?
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Old June 18th, 2012, 05:23 PM   #6307
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how to upload pictures here?
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You upload them on a hostsite (Flickr, Picasa, Facebook, Imageshack, etc....), copy the URL of the pic and paste here
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Old June 18th, 2012, 05:41 PM   #6308
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Yeah... you have to open an account in any photo saving server (as an example, I use photobucket). Later, any photo you upload there you will have the link to be posted.
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Old June 19th, 2012, 05:44 PM   #6309
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Slovakia -> Hungary
Nagykövesd (Velky Kamenec) -> Pácin

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Old June 20th, 2012, 04:13 PM   #6310
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you know its so bad to see it like Hungary it was used to be Republic of Hungary. Shame on politics
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Old June 20th, 2012, 04:13 PM   #6311
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Thanks guys for the picture posting help
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Old June 21st, 2012, 10:44 PM   #6312
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you know its so bad to see it like Hungary it was used to be Republic of Hungary. Shame on politics
Hungary is still republic. Its name: Magyarország. Hungary.

We never called it "Magyar Köztársaság" I said "Magyarország" always.
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Old June 22nd, 2012, 06:34 PM   #6313
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Old July 8th, 2012, 01:35 AM   #6314
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Anyone knows if Malta has somewhere a EU stars welcome sign (or a non-EU one for that matter)? I'll be there in a couple of weeks and I always take my picture with country welcome signs.

I know Malta is an island, but sometimes the welcome sign is near the seaport. The Azores have one by the seaports with the EU stars and it says "Portugal Azores". Cyprus also has one. If anyone knows, could you give the specific location?

Thank you very much!

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Old July 9th, 2012, 09:46 PM   #6315
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Bielsa-Aragnouet tunnel will keep both directions before this year ending, but only for cars.

For trucks it will remain one way only (with traffic lights).
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Old July 11th, 2012, 05:22 AM   #6316
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There is no travel possible between the naval base and Cuba.
The only travel is through the Northeast Gate by U.S. and Cuban military officers for their monthly meeting and by the few Cubans who walk to the base from Cuba to work there as they have been doing since 1959. There are very few left bacause most have retired or passed away and the Castros' dictatorship does not allow them to be replaced.

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U.S. and Cuban troops placed some 55,000 land mines across the "no man's land" around the perimeter of the naval base creating the second-largest minefield in the world, and the largest in the Western Hemisphere. On May 16, 1996, U.S. President Bill Clinton ordered the removal of the American mines. They have since been replaced with motion and sound sensors to detect intruders on the base. The Cuban government has not removed its corresponding minefield outside the perimeter.
Here is a recent docummentary in Spanish about the minefield and young people who have been hurt in the Castros' minefield while trying to escape from their dictatorship. It shows photos from the base's surroundings and the Northeast Gate "border crossing".

Guantánamo: La Frontera de la Muerte (Guantánamo: The Border of Death)


(Taken from http://www.martinoticias.com/content/article/12674.html)
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Old July 16th, 2012, 04:12 PM   #6317
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I am not sure if the Czech Republik and Poland would have opened the border to each other if it hadn't been compulsory by joining Schengen agreement; however, this border is now totally open.
Some pictures:

First between Hat (CZ) and Rudyszwald (PL), two small towns. Both towns are built right to the state border. The road connecting them is narrow (in CZ wider than in PL), obviuosly is not designed for transit traffic. Travellers crossing the border are mainly local citizens, many of them with bycicle.
CZ -> PL:

Source: attus.hu; Click for large picture
PL -> CZ:

Source: attus.hu; Click for large picture

Then a little bit away, we're inside a city called Těšín (CZ) or Cieszyn, the pronounciation is roughly the same in both languages. The Czech side is called Český Těšín (Czech Těšín) in order to avoid confusing. The border between the parts of the town and between the two states is a river called Olse or Olza.
CZ -> PL:

Source: attus.hu; Click for large picture
The signing is not so informative, only a small and irregular "Rzeczpospolita Polska" sign is before this on on the picture. Supposedly everyone realizes s/he crossed a border and has information about that nation's rules.
The same place photographed from further away:

Source: attus.hu; Click for large picture
PL -> CZ:
The situation is similar to the opposite direction; however, the sign of Ceska Republika has the regular size and form.

Source: attus.hu; Click for large picture
(I cheated a little bit ;-)

Although the border is open I caught a gentleman that seemed not to realize it: he stopped right in the border point and opened his car's back. For no one came to check it, he checked it himself, closed it and drove on.

Source: attus.hu; Click for large picture
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Old July 16th, 2012, 04:19 PM   #6318
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Goin' on we're now in Chalupki, Poland.
The main road directing to the Czech D1 motorway is straight ahead (Polish side of the motorway has not been built yet). However, if you go on, it is not easy to realize when you cross the border (OK, we know it is the Odera river, but there are no signs about it).

Source: attus.hu; Click for large picture

Turning right you find the local marketplace, turning left ... we'll see it later.
If you come to the same junction from the right side (that is from the Polish marketplace) you'll see this:

Source: attus.hu; Click for large picture
It is strange that the oval PL is signed first ecause the sign itself is in Poland, second because in both ahead and right the state border is no more than 500 meters away so that the only direction wich leads really to Poland is left.
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Old July 16th, 2012, 04:29 PM   #6319
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If you turn left on the first picture, or go straight on the second one, you'll find the old border crossing between Chalupki (PL) and Staré Bohumín (CZ).

The border station itself is on the Polish side but is no more in use:

Source: attus.hu; Click for large picture

The border crossing itself is a bridge on the river Odera:

Source: attus.hu; Click for large picture

Since the bridge is not wide enough for two cars, it is used in changed directions. Driving onto the bridge is controlled by traffic lights.
CZ -> PL:

Source: attus.hu; Click for large picture
PL -> CZ:

Source: attus.hu; Click for large picture

The Polish side here is very informative, I think it's too informative:

Source: attus.hu; Click for large picture
Several kinds of speed limits in Poland:

Source: attus.hu; Click for large picture
Czech side is much simplier:

Source: attus.hu; Click for large picture

I don't know the story of this bridge but it's just like if the two nations hadn't manage to agree about it and both of them have built its own side:

Source: attus.hu; Click for large picture
(CZ left, PL right).

Thanks for watching :-)

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Old July 16th, 2012, 05:41 PM   #6320
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Nice job Attus!

Isn't the speed limit on motorways in Poland 140 kmh?
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