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Old April 30th, 2011, 04:14 PM   #1361
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[QUOTE=hofburg;76868031]I took a few shots. In general, Germany has the worst motorways, France and Italy the best, Austria something in the middle. I mean, Germans are widening their A8 for a hundred years now, still haven't completed it. Driving culture is very low, speed limits unreasonable (old 4 lanes autobahn without hard shoulder without any limits, nice 2X3 with shoulders with 120 km/h...).

French A4 is one of the nicest motorways to drive, low traffic (almost lower then H4 in Slo!), smooth. Austria has bad pavement. Italy has very smooth motorways, with high fence, very safe, tunnels without speed limits.

Thanks a lot fot that attracting collection. Good job. IMO, the drive via A23.it Udine-Tarvisio - the motorway Alpi-Adria - is almost always an interesting experience. The wonderful landscape there - coming from the lowlands "suddenly) into the Alps (without any foothills), 17 tunnels, deep valleys with wide gravel riverbeds (something very special, I know there is special expression in Italian language for these riverbeds...).

Generally, the traffic volumes on A4.fr are not so high (sure not so in the section in Ille de France...). I suppose there is the clear impact of the quite expensive toll. I would expect that some lorries utilize the alternative route - and toll-free highway N4 etc.

The "Rhein-crossing" via Haguenau (from A5.de) might be the better choice as the (if you come from Karlsruhe) the crossing in Kehl/Strasbourg......
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Old April 30th, 2011, 04:47 PM   #1362
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Don't mean to sound bitchy here, although maybe it can't be helped, but I see very little point in posting pictures that are so wide that you can only see parts of them at a time. Particularly if they are so...bandwidth-intense if that's the right term...that it takes the page five minutes to download and you can't do anything else on your computer while you wait.
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Old April 30th, 2011, 04:52 PM   #1363
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To see large images, you can use the zoom option, it will make the content of the page smaller. I didn't have problems loading the pictures, maybe the bandwidth is good. But in the end, you are right, pictures could be 1024x768 format.

Great pictures BTW!

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Old April 30th, 2011, 05:06 PM   #1364
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Thanks. Where is the zoom option?

And, yes, they are great pictures (Botev's I mean), as far as I could tell, and I should have said so.

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Old April 30th, 2011, 05:19 PM   #1365
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Right. No offense, but the pictures are not of great quality (not really bad though), but they will likely show much better at 800 or 1024 px. I don't understand why people post tons of large size (1600+px) pictures of rather low quality.
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Old April 30th, 2011, 05:37 PM   #1366
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Thanks. Where is the zoom option?

And, yes, they are great pictures (Botev's I mean), as far as I could tell, and I should have said so.

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Here are some links, depending on what browser you are using

http://www.ghacks.net/2009/02/23/how...om-in-firefox/
this should also work on IE and Chrome

http://www.microsoft.com/enable/trai...a/webzoom.aspx
http://www.google.com/support/chrome...y?answer=96810
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Old April 30th, 2011, 07:47 PM   #1367
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deep valleys with wide gravel riverbeds (something very special, I know there is special expression in Italian language for these riverbeds...).
Torrente (torrent)?

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Where is the zoom option?
Ctrl + mouse wheel.


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Old April 30th, 2011, 08:11 PM   #1368
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why do people use that Lombard Street that much while they have much easier way to get down from Russian Hill just few hunderds of metres from it? why is ti opened for traffic at all?
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Old April 30th, 2011, 09:28 PM   #1370
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Torrente (torrent)?
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I think the word is greto.
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Old April 30th, 2011, 09:35 PM   #1371
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Old April 30th, 2011, 09:48 PM   #1372
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Right. No offense, but the pictures are not of great quality (not really bad though), but they will likely show much better at 800 or 1024 px. I don't understand why people post tons of large size (1600+px) pictures of rather low quality.
The pictures are 1600x1200 on photobucket. They look zoomed in. That's why the quality looks low. I don't know how to reduce the resolution without having to upload them again. The pictures look good on the computer because they actually look smaller (take less space on the screen). Their original resolution is 4000x3000

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Old April 30th, 2011, 10:05 PM   #1373
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if you have 1080p screen, it's nice to look at 900p photos. of course for most screens 1024x768 is more suitable. I only leave photos taken with my phone on 900p, because there is no optical zoom, so roads are very small on them. Photos taken with camera with optical zoom 3x or +, I resize to 1024x768.

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Thanks a lot fot that attracting collection. Good job. IMO, the drive via A23.it Udine-Tarvisio - the motorway Alpi-Adria - is almost always an interesting experience. The wonderful landscape there - coming from the lowlands "suddenly) into the Alps (without any foothills), 17 tunnels, deep valleys with wide gravel riverbeds (something very special, I know there is special expression in Italian language for these riverbeds...).

Generally, the traffic volumes on A4.fr are not so high (sure not so in the section in Ille de France...). I suppose there is the clear impact of the quite expensive toll. I would expect that some lorries utilize the alternative route - and toll-free highway N4 etc.

The "Rhein-crossing" via Haguenau (from A5.de) might be the better choice as the (if you come from Karlsruhe) the crossing in Kehl/Strasbourg......
A23 is really spectacular. I will take more photos with decent camera maybe once later.

Expensive toll could be the reason for low A4 traffic. this section at the begining of A4 had a lot of traffic, then just before péage, suddenly everybody took the exit on the map. but, I prefer to pay for a better driving, then getting stuck in Germany, where everyone is on the motorway.

of course, it's a better choice, that's why I chose it.

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Old April 30th, 2011, 11:17 PM   #1374
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Right. No offense, but the pictures are not of great quality (not really bad though), but they will likely show much better at 800 or 1024 px. I don't understand why people post tons of large size (1600+px) pictures of rather low quality.
OK Done! I just resized the pictures on the previous page 68. So anybody can go to the previous page and see the resized pictures
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Old April 30th, 2011, 11:25 PM   #1375
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I think the word is greto.
Well, I have heard about the italian expression "torrente" but there maybe be another expressions for that type of alpine rivers.


http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tagliamento
http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fella
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Well, I have heard about the italian expression "torrente" but there maybe be another expressions for that type of alpine rivers.
Torrente is just the equivalent of English "torrent", it says nothing about the riverbed. "Greto" refers specifically to the riverbed, which is stony and usually quite wide. "Il greto del torrente" means those specific kind of torrents' riverbeds.

EDIT: Possibly you're referring to Fiumara:
http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiumara_%28idrografia%29

I have to admit, though, that this expression is used almost exclusively in Southern Italy. I never heard a torrent or a river called "fiumara" in Central or Northern Italy.
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Torrente is just the equivalent of English "torrent", it says nothing about the riverbed. "Greto" refers specifically to the riverbed, which is stony and usually quite wide. "Il greto del torrente" means those specific kind of torrents' riverbeds.

EDIT: Possibly you're referring to Fiumara:
http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiumara_%28idrografia%29

I have to admit, though, that this expression is used almost exclusively in Southern Italy. I never heard a torrent or a river called "fiumara" in Central or Northern Italy.
Thanks a lot for the explanation. I am referring to the following information (in German):

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torrente_(Sturzbach)

These rivers are noted in Friulia-Giulia Venezia (in Alps) too.
The fact is that it is fascinating to observe both rivers - Tagliamento and Fella - when you drive on the A23. The tunnels are surely interesting too but one day I would like to enjoy that landscape from the highway SS13.

It is not only interesting motorway due to the attracting landscape. But the route of the A23 follows the track of the high-speed-railroad Pontebanna as well as the "ghost" old railroad Udine-Pontebba-Tarvisio could be observed there.

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrovia_Pontebbana
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 07:39 PM   #1378
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As i notice the Austrians have changed Ljubljana with Slowenien,was that a idea of that right Kärnten Landeshauptmann Haider?
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 08:32 PM   #1379
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Yes, Haider changed Ljubljana with Slowenien and Udine with Italien, because they "can't have signs in non-German languages", but strangely he only changed one sign, but left the other one (also with Ljubljana and Udine). I don't see a problem though.
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