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Old November 25th, 2017, 11:32 PM   #1801
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Communist Hungary had a few motorways radiating out from Budapest, the longest of which went as far as Lake Balaton. There was no "network" to speak of until somewhat later in the 1990s. Hungary was quick to get on with developing their motorway network after the fall of communism though.
Hungary had Budapest, and the following ten towns were even altogether(!) less populated than Budapest (the situation has not significantly changed since then, the former idustrial town Miskolc lost some population). None of the 100,000+ towns were really close to each other. In such a structure it's a matter of course that all the main traffic flows lead to or start from the central city, Budapest, in this case. Just like thousends of years ago people told Omnes viae Romam ducunt (all roads lead to Rome).
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Old November 26th, 2017, 01:31 AM   #1802
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I studied geography, especially urban geography and I remember that Hungary, because of Budapest, is a very specific country especially in terms of so-called rank-size distribution - Zipf rule. It supposes that city at xth rank of national list ordered by population should have 1/x of the capital city population.
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Old November 26th, 2017, 12:00 PM   #1803
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I studied geography, especially urban geography and I remember that Hungary, because of Budapest, is a very specific country especially in terms of so-called rank-size distribution - Zipf rule. It supposes that city at xth rank of national list ordered by population should have 1/x of the capital city population.
Another example is Bangkok. It is 21 times larger than the second largest city in Thailand.
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Old November 27th, 2017, 03:28 AM   #1804
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You should stop posting bullshit here.
I lived in Hungary in the 80's. What you write is nonsense.
Even today, Recep Tayyip Orban is pretty explicitly anti-west
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Old November 27th, 2017, 11:19 AM   #1805
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Another example is Bangkok. It is 21 times larger than the second largest city in Thailand.
Ranking by population is somewhat difficult, because there is no consensus about how to count the population of a city. Is the population of Paris 2.2 million (City of Paris) or is it 12.0 million (Greater Paris, Ile-de-France)? Other way round, areas were separate towns have grown together tend to be omitted from these statistics. For example, the biggest metropolitan area in Germany, the Ruhr Region, is seldom visible in the statistics despite of its population of 8.5 million.
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Old November 27th, 2017, 02:59 PM   #1806
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Well, the second largest city in Thailand is a suburb of Bangkok. If you count the metropolitan area, Bangkok is 33 times larger than the second-largest metro area in Thailand (Nakhon Ratchasima).
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Old November 27th, 2017, 03:57 PM   #1807
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It's mainly because Bangkok being classify as a special governed district gets all of its area counted as one vs. other Thai cities, which only get their inner city area counted (size & population wise) and not their suburbs as the case with Bangkok. Bangkok is still big, but not that many times big.

The largest metro area after Bangkok is not Nakhon Ratchasima, but rather Chonburi-Rayong Eastern urban coast, followed by Chiang Mai and Hat Yai.

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Old December 1st, 2017, 03:32 AM   #1808
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"Range of recommended speed" motorway sign in Switzerland, 1972



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Old December 1st, 2017, 10:43 AM   #1809
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"Range of recommended speed" motorway sign in Switzerland, 1972


Such images help us to understand the need for the Vienna Convention on Road Signs as an international standard.
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Old December 2nd, 2017, 05:02 AM   #1810
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EDSA (Formerly hwy 54, now part of NH1/AH26)

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1973 - Magallanes Interchange was partially completed (EDSA-Osmena Flyover) and operational while the link to Osmena Highway is still under construction.



2017 - Still standing with the columns now rectangle and cylinder.

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I found a photo of EDSA-Ortigas in a 1997 Metro Manila Atlas. Looks like the MRT did take away some lanes.
SLEx/SSH before MMSW (E2/AH26)

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NLEx before rehab, from DCCD web site, pantranco_bus and celts023/newromanticism623 of Flickr



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NLEx after rehab, from iconnectjly of Photobucket, impulse101, burnick, pinoy_fred, and pantranco_bus of Flickr



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This is the other OLD NLEx pic that I have found. Do you have any old NLEx pics before and/or during rehabilitation? If you have it, pls post it... tnx
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Old NLEx Dau Interchange Tollgate from Mishan Tranco© of Flickr

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This tollgate has been demolished.

NLEx Balem-Sta Ines Portion (near NLEx-SCTEx spur interchange) from saintchristopherlucky of Flickr

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When this portion has been expanded to dual carriageway, the merging lane connector will be dismantled.
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Philippine Rabbit M.A.N (fleet No 647) north bound for Mariveles in Bataan on the North Luzon Expressway north of Manila, Philippines.

The twin bridges one for north bound and one for south bound are known as the Candaba Viaducts.

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Pantranco M.A.N (fleet No 1014) north bound for Dagupan City, Pangasinan on the North Luzon Expressway north of Manila, Philippines.


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North Luzon Expressway northbound towards San Simon


North Luzon Expressway Candaba Viaduct Bulacan


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North Luzon Expressway works depot at Pulilan, Bulacan

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According to its source, it could be located at Meycauayan Exit. it used to be a four lane expressway. Now it's an eight-lane expressway.
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Old December 2nd, 2017, 05:48 PM   #1811
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Old December 3rd, 2017, 07:34 AM   #1812
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"Range of recommended speed" motorway sign in Switzerland, 1972



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You can see something similar on Estonia's ice roads

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Old December 3rd, 2017, 02:15 PM   #1813
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Why is driving about 30-35 km/h not recommended there? Does this very speed have any specific influence on the ice?
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Old December 3rd, 2017, 04:51 PM   #1814
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According to wikipedia:
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It is advised to avoid the range of 25 and 40 km/h (16 and 25 mph) due to danger of creating resonance in the ice layer (i.e. vehicle speed and water wave speed being the same or nearly, resulting in a large wave under the ice that breaks the ice).
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Old December 3rd, 2017, 10:05 PM   #1815
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According to wikipedia: It is advised to avoid the range of 25 and 40 km/h (16 and 25 mph) due to danger of creating resonance in the ice layer (i.e. vehicle speed and water wave speed being the same or nearly, resulting in a large wave under the ice that breaks the ice).
How is the acceleration to 40 km/h done if the speed range 25-40 km/h is forbidden?
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Old December 3rd, 2017, 10:27 PM   #1816
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It's not forbidden, it's just not recommended. You shouldn't keep that speed, but it's obvious that you must pass this range to reach a higher speed.
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Old December 4th, 2017, 12:06 PM   #1817
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It's the angle

Here is another profile from 1961

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Old December 4th, 2017, 02:37 PM   #1818
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Luis Buñuel's La voie lactée (1969) has great footage of French roads of that time.

Some stills from the movie. Perhaps someone could help identify the locations.

An autoroute, presumably in the suburbs of Paris. Notice the yellow road markings.





Some motorways and/or expressways.





Typical, and almost totally extinct, French 3-lane roads.



Some suicidal action





Notice the lane marking layout when four lanes became 3.



Some road in the campagne. The old cobblestone pavement is still visible at the edges and there are old cement balises (poles) which I presume turned a substantial number of flimsy 2CV into traditional Parisian accordions.



A sign leading to ¿N6?



A sign which could very well be at this junction.



Some roads have changed very little since the 1960s. Time goes by very slowly in rural France.



The Franco-Spanish border in Hendaye. I don't know which bridge is this.



According to this sign, this should be N-I exiting Donostia, when N-634 branches off to the right (here). Tarmac was still fresh from the recent upgrade to REDIA standards (two wide lanes plus shoulders).





And that's all
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Old December 5th, 2017, 10:32 AM   #1819
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The Franco-Spanish border in Hendaye. I don't know which bridge is this.




And that's all
This is Behobia, but it has changed a lot since the 1960's. Many of the old buildings have disappeared. However, the old French and Spanish customs buildings are giving a clue of the location of the old bridge, west of the existing one.

The former Spanish customs building was in a really bad shape. I think, from some pics on Street View, that they are refurbishing it now.

Source: https://www.verpueblos.com/fotos_ori...7/00198167.jpg

On the French side, the bridge started here and still the start of the bridge can be guessed from the shape of the shore.

The old bridge in a picture taken approximately from here

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Old December 5th, 2017, 08:32 PM   #1820
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According to this sign, this should be N-I exiting Donostia, when N-634 branches off to the right (here). Tarmac was still fresh from the recent upgrade to REDIA standards (two wide lanes plus shoulders).

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That's way too dry a landscape for Donostia/San Sebastián. Also, those limestone mountains look pretty familiar to me. I'm pretty sure that's Pancorbo, where the former N-625 (current BU-525) branches off to Bilbao via Orduña.

To be more precise, it's here: https://goo.gl/maps/R7Bi88UTie72

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