January 22, 2012
The opposite of the U.S.-Mexico border: Baarle-Nassau
Pictured above, the dividing line between Belgium and The Netherlands.
The way all borders should be.
If borders are even necessary.
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The photo was taken in Baarle, which is a system of Belgian exclaves on Dutch territory (and the other way around). If you wanted to compare this to borders with the US, the borders to Indian reservations would be just as good as examples.
At 24 Oranges we have two posts about Baarle that you might find interesting: http://www.24oranges.nl/?s=baarle
Posted by: Branko Collin | Jan 28, 2012 10:28:15 AM
In many places, borders are certainly necessary. Oh it was very nice, traveling around Europe, so easily crossing between England, France, Germany, Austria and Italy, etc. Just as it is nice traveling freely between the states here in the U.S.
But if, for example, you've ever crossed the Rio Grande at Brownsville, Texas, to visit Matamoros, Mexico, you will see immediately why well-guarded borders are A Very Good Thing Indeed.
As Mr. Frost so eloquently reminds us, even as the benign impulse against them persists, "Good fences make good neighbors."
Posted by: Fred | Jan 22, 2012 7:25:00 PM
You can't possibly be serious.
Posted by: wombat | Jan 22, 2012 1:33:37 PM
Avast ye varlet! Borders are always to be expected. Depp on it, me bucko.
And, on a serious note - I used to cross into Canada for ice climbs where the official sign, and the snowy road were the only things present. Some things have changed, not for the better, in my life. (Thanks John & Paul for the observation; and Greg, you packhorse.)
Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Jan 22, 2012 12:24:56 PM
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