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Old April 5th, 2016, 09:13 AM   #14381
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Old April 5th, 2016, 09:13 PM   #14382
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Border between Spain and France in Llívia, a Spanish exclave in France (and a Catalan town in Catalonia )

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Location: https://www.google.es/maps/@42.45321...7i13312!8i6656


Llívia remained a part of the Habsburg dominions after the Treaty of the Pyrenees was signed between France and Spain in 1660.


In 1886, it was agreed that the road between Llívia and Puigcerdá could be used freely by the people of Llívia. However, in the 1970s, the French government built two roads which crossed it - and placed stop signs, thus forcing the people going from/to Llívia to stop for the traffic crossing the road. Note that, until 1995 (Schengen agreement), the road could only be used by vehicles with a Spanish license plate.

The inhabitants of Llívia started to remove the stop signs, and they kept on doing so every time the French authorities replaced them. Finally, in the 1980s, the Spanish government built an overpass for one of the roads, and the French authorities changed the priority in the other intersection.

This was called Guerra de los stops ("the war of the stop signs").
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Old April 5th, 2016, 09:35 PM   #14383
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More info about it...

There is an agreement for Llivia free-pass-through. No control can be done by the French side if you go to Llivia.

When the Spanish international isolation, Spanish police requested documentation to everyone and decided who could go away and who couldn't. Anyway, providing you weren't living in the area you were banned to approach the border (and obviously to cross it)

French police decide not to make any control because cars could go to Llivia and it as entirely pass free without control. If you were going to entry in France you had to go to customs and stamp passport after all kind of controls. If you were going to Llivia just ahead.

One km away there is a cross. Right of Left, France. Ahead, Spain again.

Should a Spanish plate car would turn right or left he will be stopped to check if he had been in the customs (and considered illegal inmigration in France). Should he go ahead, Spain again.


When traffic increased, French set stop signals and they were destroyed by population. They said they had free pass and that meant not to stop for anything, incluiding traffic (LOL!!!!).
France decided to built a roundabout and problem solved: yield and that's all.


In addition, a huge territory of France as big as Llivia and besides it belongs to Llivia municipality. It is part of France, belonging to a Spanish town (just used for farms and so, there is no other use).
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Old April 8th, 2016, 10:29 AM   #14384
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Reconstruction of border crossing point "Vientuļi" on Latvian-Russian border has been completed and it's already operational.




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Old April 10th, 2016, 02:53 PM   #14385
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[D][NL] Brüggen/Swalmen

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Woods in Germany.
DSC03872 by 71piotr, on Flickr



Former border post.


Border stone.


Cycle paths.


Dutch side.


Piece of art on 4 wheels in the lay-by


Fuel prices in the Netherlands.


Dutch and Limburgisch name on one sign.
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Old April 10th, 2016, 03:17 PM   #14386
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[NL][D] Reuver, Prinsendijk

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On the way to Prinsendijk, lane located by the German border in the Netherlands.
DSC03885 by 71piotr, on Flickr

Germany on the left.


History of Prinsendijk. The information board is stuck to a bunker seen in the next picture.




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Old April 10th, 2016, 04:04 PM   #14387
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Always a joy to my eyes to see the German speed limits sign with the recommended instead of mandated limit for motorways!
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Old April 10th, 2016, 06:03 PM   #14388
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[NL][D] De Witte Steen

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DSC03891 by 71piotr, on Flickr

Road to Germany is closed for motor vehicles.






Top end of Prinsedijk.


Road to Bracht in Germany.


ROad to Reuver in the Netherlands.
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Old April 10th, 2016, 08:14 PM   #14389
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Café - Restaurant De Grens (The Border).
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Old April 10th, 2016, 09:29 PM   #14390
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[NL][D] Tegelen/Kaldenkirchen

There is another "de grens"nearby I met an owner of the former custom office, who, some time ago converted it into a telephone centre (sic!). Since his business stopped making reasonable profits he started new venture, unfortunately though, because that gentleman could communicate only in Dutch and strangely sounded German, after quite hard effort, I was unable to understand exactly what his new idea was. But I think it will be kind of meeting point or conference centre. Anyway, he showed me back yard and interiour of his property, so you may notice two addresses in two countries and the borderline dividing the building into two tax zones.



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Turning around.


Road alongside the border.






Mentioned gentleman and the borderline striking into his property. Mind the Dutch house number...


...and German, located on the back door.

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Old April 10th, 2016, 10:58 PM   #14391
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Swiss-German border in the woods north of Basel (Germany on the left, Switzerland on the right)



This is one of the older national borders in Europe. This particular border stone is now close to 200 years old. At that time it denoted a border between Switzerland and Duchy of Baden (yellow-red-yellow are their colours).



These days it's a moderately popular hiking path leading partially along the border.
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Old April 10th, 2016, 11:00 PM   #14392
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And I know there is no road in these particular photos, let alone a highway. Still might be of interest
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Old April 11th, 2016, 12:19 AM   #14393
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PL/UA border crossing in Korczowa/Краковець, European route E40.
Location: http://www.google.pl/maps/@49.955859.../data=!3m1!1e3

In 2014, a 2x3 motorway was opened on the Polish side.
Now Ukraine constructed 450 metres of motorway on their side, so that the final 380 metres of motorway in PL can find some use


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Old April 11th, 2016, 08:24 AM   #14394
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Dutch and Limburgisch name on one sign.
There aren't lots of Dutch words or place names beginning in "Sw-," are there?

(Yes, that was off topic. self-)
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Old April 11th, 2016, 11:26 AM   #14395
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I find "Zjwame" more problematic to say.
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Strongly enforced border control.
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Old April 11th, 2016, 10:48 PM   #14397
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Looks familiar.
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Which border is that?
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Old April 12th, 2016, 03:10 AM   #14399
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México - Belize



On the Mexican side:



México - U.S.A.


Tijuana



I've read many times that this is the busiest land border crossing in the world but I'm not so sure.

San Ysidro Crossing - US Side



San Ysidro Crossing - Mexican Side



This one is pretty interesting.. Porfirio Díaz is one of the most hated presidents in México, and I didn't know that there was one avenue named after him in El Paso, TX.



This is something unusual...



And the other border crossing that I know pretty well..

Canada - USA

Champlain - St-Bernard-de-Lacolle



Another old and interesting sign..



Bilingual signs in Québec

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Old April 12th, 2016, 05:03 AM   #14400
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I know it well.... Le 10/15/20.

(I love the little no-handguns sign on the El Paso/Juarez gantry for traffic going to Mexico....)
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