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Old July 20th, 2015, 10:47 PM   #1141
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Second one is I think border of Yugoslavia and Austria.
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Old July 20th, 2015, 11:10 PM   #1142
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Yup. It's probably Wurzen Pass - Korensko:


Same border crossing a bit earlier and now:

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Old July 21st, 2015, 12:03 AM   #1143
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That's from 2004-2007.
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Old July 21st, 2015, 12:29 AM   #1144
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When I said 'now', I actually meant most recent (historic ) image I could find
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Old August 14th, 2015, 12:53 PM   #1145
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Just came across this great Flickr gallery and had to share some of the pics


Allegheny Mountain Tunnel, PA Turnpike, Oct 1950 by Leon Reed, en Flickr


Michigan road scene, 1951 by Leon Reed, en Flickr



Border crossing, US-Canada (Port Erie, Ontario to Buffalo, NY), June 1952 by Leon Reed, en Flickr


Florida, 1953

Road and lake in Florida by Leon Reed, en Flickr


Florida State Line, March 1953 by Leon Reed, en Flickr


Virginia mountains, on the way home from Florida, 1953 by Leon Reed, en Flickr



First section of the New York Thruway, Rochester exit, right after it opened,1954 by Leon Reed, en Flickr


Tunnel on Blue Ridge Parkway, 1954 by Leon Reed, en Flickr


Along US Route 40 near Fruitlands, Utah, 1956 by Leon Reed, en Flickr


Flat land in the plains, and lots of it, 1956 by Leon Reed, en Flickr


Road up Mount Washington, 1957 by Leon Reed, en Flickr



Tollbooth, Will Rogers Turnpike, December 1958 by Leon Reed, en Flickr

Hoover Dam, Nevada, 1960

Hoover Dam by Leon Reed, en Flickr



Canadian Rockies, 1962 by Leon Reed, en Flickr



Construction delay, Trans-Canada Highway, 1962 by Leon Reed, en Flickr


Trans-Canada Highway, 1962 by Leon Reed, en Flickr


Trans-Canada Highway construction, 1962 by Leon Reed, en Flickr


Main street, Morse, Saskatchewan, 1962 by Leon Reed, en Flickr


Trailer in the Rockies, Glacier National Park, 1962 by Leon Reed, en Flickr


Country road in Washington by Leon Reed, en Flickr


Mackinac Bridge, 1962 by Leon Reed, en Flickr


Route 1 in California, 1971 by Leon Reed, en Flickr


Bear and traffic at Yellowstone, 1971 by Leon Reed, en Flickr
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Old August 14th, 2015, 02:07 PM   #1146
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Nice reportage, it's difficult to find high-resolution color pics from that period. They were surely taken with professional photograph equipment
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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
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Old August 15th, 2015, 07:41 PM   #1147
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Trieste was the sopping Mekka for Yugoslavian citizen, thousands of them went to shop there every day.
Road leading to Trieste i guess early 80s

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Old August 16th, 2015, 02:26 AM   #1148
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Do you know which border crossing is?
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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
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Old August 16th, 2015, 03:18 AM   #1149
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Trieste was the sopping Mekka for Yugoslavian citizen, thousands of them went to shop there every day.
Road leading to Trieste i guess 70s

Nope. On that picture is Zastava 101 GTL 55, so picture itself are made in '80s, probably late '80s.
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Old August 16th, 2015, 09:53 AM   #1150
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actually they were produced from 1983. so it can be early 80s.
Crossing is either Pesek, Škofije or Fernetici.
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Old August 16th, 2015, 12:55 PM   #1151
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Crossing is either Pesek, Škofije or Fernetici.
I know, but I tried to figure which one.
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Old August 17th, 2015, 01:20 AM   #1152
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Piece of East Berlin: a GDR government members' motorcade of well-known black Volvos proceeding from Berlin-Mitte via Wilhelm-Pieck-Strasse (where this photo was taken) toward their shielded residential area in Wandlitz. The photo was taken in 1983 by a GDR photographer who captured many images of the real Socialism not shown in official propaganda.



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Old August 17th, 2015, 08:26 AM   #1153
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Piece of East Berlin: a GDR government members' motorcade of well-known black Volvos proceeding from Berlin-Mitte via Wilhelm-Pieck-Strasse (where this photo was taken) toward their shielded residential area in Wandlitz.
Interesting that the communist party elite rode Volvo and not Mercedes, it was clearly a political choice to buy Volvo cars instead, in order to show opposition against West Germany. Sweden was considered to be somewhat more socialist oriented than other western countries, maybe that's why Volvo became the main supplier of limousins to the GDR. BTW Wandlitz was called Volvograd back then.

The Soviet union manufactured their own limousine, the ZIL so their polit-buro members didnt need to ride western brands.
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Old August 17th, 2015, 12:55 PM   #1154
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Interesting that the communist party elite rode Volvo and not Mercedes, it was clearly a political choice to buy Volvo cars instead, in order to show opposition against West Germany. Sweden was considered to be somewhat more socialist oriented than other western countries, maybe that's why Volvo became the main supplier of limousins to the GDR. BTW Wandlitz was called Volvograd back then.

The Soviet union manufactured their own limousine, the ZIL so their polit-buro members didnt need to ride western brands.
Probably because Sweden, unlike West Germany, wasn't a NATO and EEC member, but it was officially neutral (although de facto was part of the Western free world).
However, if they were coherent with their ideals, East German politicians should have driven Trabants. But... some animals were more equal than others...
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Old August 17th, 2015, 04:43 PM   #1155
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Honecker drove a (French) Citroen
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Old August 17th, 2015, 05:06 PM   #1156
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The Soviet union manufactured their own limousine, the ZIL so their polit-buro members didnt need to ride western brands.
The 3rd car in picture is a ZIL

Looking at Volvo 240 as limousine just makes me laugh

In North America this was a kind of car maybe your maths teacher in 7th grade would drive

I wonder though why they insisted for Volvo (and Honecker Citroen CX, though maybe he just had taste), when could have ZIL (ugh) or even the palatable Tatra 613. Maybe the ZIL was just too bad and Tatra would annoy the refugees (but how many even went to DDR?). Maybe it was "state trade", send some Volvo to DDR in exchange for IKEA furniture made by prisoners or something. Volvo sent some Volvo 144 to North Korea in 1970's also, still driving around there, but apparently North Korea never paid for them

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Probably because Sweden, unlike West Germany, wasn't a NATO and EEC member, but it was officially neutral (although de facto was part of the Western free world).
But driving a West German car would be especially verboten for them. Even an American car would be more politically acceptable.
The West German car industry putting out Mercedes, Porsche and VW Golf compared to DDR with Wartburg and Trabant was just one blatantly obvious example of the inferiority of socialism...
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Old August 17th, 2015, 05:52 PM   #1157
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The 3rd car in picture is a ZIL

Looking at Volvo 240 as limousine just makes me laugh

In North America this was a kind of car maybe your maths teacher in 7th grade would drive

I wonder though why they insisted for Volvo (and Honecker Citroen CX, though maybe he just had taste), when could have ZIL (ugh) or even the palatable Tatra 613. Maybe the ZIL was just too bad and Tatra would annoy the refugees (but how many even went to DDR?). Maybe it was "state trade", send some Volvo to DDR in exchange for IKEA furniture made by prisoners or something. Volvo sent some Volvo 144 to North Korea in 1970's also, still driving around there, but apparently North Korea never paid for them



But driving a West German car would be especially verboten for them. Even an American car would be more politically acceptable.
The West German car industry putting out Mercedes, Porsche and VW Golf compared to DDR with Wartburg and Trabant was just one blatantly obvious example of the inferiority of socialism...
Tatra 613 was ugly, but 603 is a masterpiece.
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Maybe it was "state trade", send some Volvo to DDR in exchange for IKEA furniture made by prisoners or something.
Weird story. It's known that the capitalistic IKEA used slave labor from East German political prisoners to build furniture cheaply. It's quite ironical if you consider that IKEA's founder had nazi sympathy during WWII.
Even worse, Bayer, the big (West) German pharmaceutical company, also stipulated a secret pact with GDR authorities to conduct medical experiments on East German prisoners, causing the death of some of them (it was similar to something Germans had done before ).
Like usual, when it come to economic interests, nobody cares of ideologies.
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Old August 17th, 2015, 07:26 PM   #1159
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Arundel Gate, Sheffield.

A new road built through the city centre in the 1960s-70s. The road sill exists but has been hugely downgraded since the 1990s.

Under construction...


Just before opening...


After opening...




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Who on Earth thought that pedestrian underpasses were a good idea? There are a lot of them in my hometown, too, and they have the obvious problems associated with them -smell, darkness, and crime. It's good that they're being replaced with proper crossings all over Europe, be it putting the road itself underground or by means of a zebra crossing.
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