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Old February 19th, 2010, 12:06 AM   #7481
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Unbelievable! It is massive! There must be an internal communication system there. Are there buses going in?

I remember buses going around one of the Polish bigger chemical factory in Oswiecim. Though, it was no more than 5kms to complete the route.
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Old February 19th, 2010, 01:34 AM   #7482
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look at Google Earth that plant, hunderds of wagons for liquids (tanks) at railway terminals! impressive!
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Old February 21st, 2010, 02:00 AM   #7483
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I didn't think this would fit in the International Border Crossings thread since there's no motorway or crossing here but I thought it was interesting nonetheless and wanted to share.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ST-_1ICOrpo (Sorry, youtube won't let me embed it here so you have to watch it at the site)

Village divided by the "new" iron curtain between Belarus and Lithuania. Why couldn't they just compromise and just keep the whole village intact on one side? Instead they stupidly divided it like this causing the residents to suffer. They could have just done a land swap, well give you so and so square meters in this village for the same exact amount over there.
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Old February 21st, 2010, 02:14 AM   #7484
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After some searching around on Google Earth, I found it. It's located about 6km southeast of Salcininkai.



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Old February 21st, 2010, 10:18 AM   #7485
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They could have just done a land swap, well give you so and so square meters in this village for the same exact amount over there.
Politics doesn't work that way.
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Old February 21st, 2010, 02:45 PM   #7486
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We have a lot of such settlements.
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Old February 21st, 2010, 10:22 PM   #7487
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Like the village of Szelmenc, now Veľké Slemence in Slovakia and Mali Selmenci in Ukraine. The village, still mostly inhabited by Hungarians belonged to Hungary until 1920, then to Czechslovakia until 1938, then to Hungary again. In 1946 the new Czechslovakian-Soviet Union border cut the village in two halves (actually 2/3-1/3). The house which lied on the border was demolished, and a 6m high wall was built, separating families and friends. Even shouting through the border was forbidden... A pedestrian border crossing was opened in 2005, however the border crossing procedure is still long and difficult.



Some pics from 2003, before the border crossing was established:

Looking at Ukraine:






House on the border of Ukraine:


Guard tower:


Looking back to Slovakia:


(from http://medvegyu.organic.hu)

A Székely gate was built on the border, cut in two, one half located on the Slovakian and the other half on the Ukrainian side. Pics of the crossing:











There is a poem on the gate:

"From one Szelmenc became two, should be unified by the Creator
God bless with peace and keep us together,
our hope remains, and will join together what torn apart,
gate wings of the two Szelmenc closes our villages together"

(from wikipedia)
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Old February 22nd, 2010, 12:47 AM   #7488
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I love the whole idea of the gate being split in two and having them place the two halves in each country.

I realize now that the video I found is nothing unusual and there are dozens of examples across Europe. But I guess seeing a video about it just sparked my interest.
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Old February 25th, 2010, 11:08 AM   #7489
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We're linked on Wikipedia:

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Old February 25th, 2010, 12:29 PM   #7490
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We're linked on Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roadgeek
Even Radi is mentioned:
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Road enthusiasts may also have a comprehensive interest in a single road...
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Old February 25th, 2010, 01:37 PM   #7491
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There was a weird accident in my city yesterday.

A regular full-size truck had a breakdown, and another truck pulling a large excavator was trying to bypass it, but had to go on the curb, causing the excavator to slide off the flatbed, against the truck with the breakdown, blocking all traffic.

An investigation found out the truck-excavator combination exceeded the maximum weight by no less than 82%.


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Old February 25th, 2010, 04:56 PM   #7492
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I took these photos a few minutes ago , were expecting 12-16 inches by tomorrow evening

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Old February 25th, 2010, 08:52 PM   #7493
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Winter's over in Romania, but we've been experiencing heavy flooding the past 1-2 weeks.
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Old February 25th, 2010, 10:46 PM   #7494
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We're linked on Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roadgeek
The 'Roadgeek behavior' part is the best part haha. Hilarious.
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Like the village of Szelmenc, now Veľké Slemence in Slovakia and Mali Selmenci in Ukraine. The village, still mostly inhabited by Hungarians belonged to Hungary until 1920, then to Czechslovakia until 1938, then to Hungary again. In 1946 the new Czechslovakian-Soviet Union border cut the village in two halves (actually 2/3-1/3). The house which lied on the border was demolished, and a 6m high wall was built, separating families and friends. Even shouting through the border was forbidden... A pedestrian border crossing was opened in 2005, however the border crossing procedure is still long and difficult.



Some pics from 2003, before the border crossing was established:

Looking at Ukraine:






House on the border of Ukraine:


Guard tower:


Looking back to Slovakia:


(from http://medvegyu.organic.hu)

A Székely gate was built on the border, cut in two, one half located on the Slovakian and the other half on the Ukrainian side. Pics of the crossing:











There is a poem on the gate:

"From one Szelmenc became two, should be unified by the Creator
God bless with peace and keep us together,
our hope remains, and will join together what torn apart,
gate wings of the two Szelmenc closes our villages together"

(from wikipedia)
ok, with the risk of being labelled a hypocrit...I am so freaking tired of people straying of the thread's subject. This thread indicates that it supposed to be Roadside rest areas.

Aside from this batch of photos and a few others, there tends to be a lot of fluff and crap about internet speeds and weather. What the hell does internet speeds have to do with rest stops! More pictures and less bu**sh*t postings.

Sorry, but i needed to get this off my chest because it really ticks me off. I dont have 3 hours to look at hundreds of pages of garbage commentary. if you don't have a picture to add or at the very least talk about rest stops then dont post! Yeah, I am sort of a hypocrite here but someone had to say this now because the last 5 pages have been total garbage!
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Old February 26th, 2010, 12:55 PM   #7496
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The name of this thread, roadside rest area, is a metaphoric one, meaning here we can talk about almost everything.
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Old February 26th, 2010, 01:16 PM   #7497
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at least he could know that quoting post with 12 images is very rude and unacceptable
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Old February 26th, 2010, 01:25 PM   #7498
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This winter was particularly snowy in the Netherlands. Normally there are 13 days with snow cover, this winter totaled up to 55 days with snow cover. It was the snowiest winter in at least 3 decades and the coldest in 13 years.
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Old February 26th, 2010, 03:33 PM   #7499
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I didn't know where to post this. Old Spanish signage, used before the 70's.





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Now we hit 14 inches on my lawn.

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The Storm is stalled , becuz of a Blocking High near Nova Scotia , so the storm will dump another 12 inches before its Done on Sunday. Also Driving Bans and restrictions across the Eastern PA , Northwestern Jersey , New York State & parts of Long Island. If you get caught you get a fine a points on your license. Unless its for a medical emergency or a family emergency. Alot of Interstates in Eastern PA & New York are closed and Railways are running on 10-20 delays.
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