Friday, 9 May 2008

Aderich and the L106

Next I drove past the "German Farm" (Rückschlag), through Aderich and took the opportunity to take a much closer look at the L106 where it goes through Belgium - marked on the maps here as "Where is the border?"

German map:

Belgian map:

It was interesting to notice that the roadside markers in the section of road that appears to run through Belgium were identical (German) design to those clearly in Germany, but the distances marked on them appeared to be measured from where the border crosses the road, as shown on the German map above.

Here is the video of my drive through this area.

To see this in higher resolution visit the YouTube page where it is hosted.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The plastic pole with the green top is definitively one from LVR (Landschaftsverband Rheinland) and thus from Germany. But be careful as they look quite different in other parts of Germany.
As far as I could see, all road signs on Belgian territory had German style. So the L106 is most likely constructed and paid by Germany even in the Belgian part.

The signs welcoming you in another country in Europe are often missing on small crossings. In this case welcoming you in "Nordrhein-Westfalen" is strange because you just came from there and there was no ordinary junction in Belgium.
Often there are no signs at all or sometimes as in this case only the district/provice welcomes you and you have to guess the country.

Well, all in all, you have a very interesting blog as I am interested in borders as well. Keep on going!

Some of my border photos at the Belgian borders (some kilometres south of your visit) can be seen when clicking my name above and then scrool down a bit.

Greetings from Bonn, Germany