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Old July 24th, 2010, 12:34 AM   #281
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I don`t know about any fortification built up in these parts of Old town in the 1775. Fortification of the old town was damaged by Maria Theresa in 1775. So not built up and not in this area.

just black marked area - http://www.culture.gov.sk/pk/sl/mksr/dok01/rez7.gif
The exterior fortifications existed in the late Middle Ages already (built against the hussites): The city walls and the suburban fortifications in the 16th century Onto the 18th century the city was bigger at this, a new fortification was being built because of this.

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Old July 24th, 2010, 12:45 AM   #282
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Thank you, I didn`t know that. Anyway we are totaly off topic.
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Old August 4th, 2010, 04:17 PM   #283
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These pictures are not mine but from Wimpie25 on Photobucket!

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E25 in 1986



N4 in 1979



Interchange with the Brussels RO near Zaventem late 70ties



NO idee where this could be, either Brussels RO or Antwerp RO



Digem interchange 70ties





E40 Beez viaduct over the river Maas(Meuse)near Luik (Ličge)



Antwerp RO



E40 or A10 Brussels -Ostend



A26 Near Ličge



A10 Brussels-Ličge


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Old August 4th, 2010, 09:25 PM   #284
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I think it's Antwerp. The tall building is a hotel (do not remember the name). By that hotel, international coaches have their stop and just behind is a petrol station. Right hand side carriageway would lead us to Breda and Eindhoven.
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Old August 4th, 2010, 09:31 PM   #285
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Yes, it's the R1 near Berchem, looking west. To the right is the church tower of Berchem.

Here's how it looks today:
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Old August 4th, 2010, 10:07 PM   #286
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I found name of the hotel:

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Old August 5th, 2010, 05:58 PM   #287
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I never understood why we let our highwaysides grow over with so much greenery. See how it looked in the 70ties...much nicer!
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Old August 5th, 2010, 06:28 PM   #288
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trees clean air.
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Old August 7th, 2010, 05:47 PM   #289
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Love the pics everyone.
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Old August 7th, 2010, 09:36 PM   #290
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Very nice pictures indeed. I fixed the colour and tone on four of those from Belgium, since I though those were really good pictures. Looking at them now gives an even more beautiful image of what the motorways look back in the days...







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Yeah, it's a shame that Belgian motorways have become jungles. They have a similar issue in Germany. You don't see much from the motorway, even in urban areas.
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Old August 7th, 2010, 11:37 PM   #292
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Yeah, it's a shame that Belgian motorways have become jungles. They have a similar issue in Germany. You don't see much from the motorway, even in urban areas.
Yea... It's like that when driving around Brussels. Your near a big city and what do yo see? You might as well be standing in a jam in a forest :p.
I've always liked it when driving in the Netherlands and you could see the skyline of a city from miles away...
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Old August 8th, 2010, 12:19 AM   #293
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Vegetation blocks noise and pollution. It's a bless for whom live near.
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Old August 8th, 2010, 12:23 AM   #294
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No, the effect on noise is so marginal and uncertain it isn't even considered in noise studies which round off decibels at 2 decimals. They say the noise-reducing effect is at most 1 dB if vegetation is fully grown with summer leafs.

The effect on pollutant concentrations is not exactly known, and the concentrations drop rapidly once you're off the lanes. 25 meters is enough to reduce NOx by as much 40%. Unless the trees are directly next to the shoulder, the effect will be pretty marginal.
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Old August 8th, 2010, 05:20 AM   #295
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interesting yellow markings in Belgium. when did they leave it and what did it mean actually (i see also regular white)?
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Old August 8th, 2010, 03:12 PM   #296
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interesting yellow markings in Belgium. when did they leave it and what did it mean actually (i see also regular white)?
Normally yellow is only used when roads ar undergoing works to lead traffic to ohter lanes(temporary). Mayby there were works nearby or mayby some things changed sinds then. I won't know because I was born in 1991
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Found in wiki whilst searching for something else. England M6 1969:

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Old August 14th, 2010, 03:31 AM   #298
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This is a very interesting thread--I especially like seeing the pictures of eastern European motorways. Keep in mind that when I was growing up in Canada, they might as well have been on the moon; there was no way we could have visited them.

For a change of pace, here's a link to historical pictures of the Queen Elizabeth Way, which was the first divided highway in Ontario. It was completed in 1939. From the site http://www.thekingshighway.ca/.

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Picture page 2

It bears a great resemblance to the German autobahns of the same period, but still has some undivided sections.
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Old August 14th, 2010, 01:38 PM   #299
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when was our motorway (D1) "Harbour bridge" (Prístavný most) projected..



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Old August 14th, 2010, 04:35 PM   #300
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Surprised we don't have any pics of the Pennsylvania Turnpike yet.
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