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Brussels Ring Road at Sunset - Coppermine - 20412.jpg
Brussels Ring Road at Sunset

Reloaded after I decided to crop the picture...

I've broken with tradition and submitted a foreign picture, naughty me! However, this was taken towards the end of the motoring holiday me and SarahJ had in September, on the way back to Calais where we spent our last night before going home the following day. It was a particularly lovely sunset.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Oct 22, 2008 by Sabrista
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Down but not out.

Bd. de L'Impératrice, Brussels, 6 May 2009.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Nov 08, 2009 by SDL
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Street scene in eastern Belgium

This is close to the German border so signs and posters could be in any one of three languages. For example the yellow poster on the right has Sunday in German and French but only the German spelling of Belgium. The one above it has the English spelling of New.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Oct 07, 2009 by Truvelo
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Optimistic sign in Belgium

Maubeuge has been blanked out because the R5 Ring Road around Mons is incomplete and there's no direct route via this exit. This is what happens when you put up a sign before the road is built.

Also notice a replacement light column in the distance with an Eleco shaped bowl.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 31, 2009 by Truvelo
Cheap LPG in Liege - Coppermine - 22774.jpg
Cheap LPG in Liege

Check out the price of LPG compared to the other fuels. It works out at under 30p.

Also check out the huge SOX lantern attached to the wall of the terraced houses, all of which have roller shutters over the windows. Is crime really that bad?

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 30, 2009 by Truvelo
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A3/A25 GSJ Liege

Taken from a bridge about a mile to the east of the GSJ

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 28, 2009 by Truvelo
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A3/A25 GSJ Liege

The same view taken with a bigger lens

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 28, 2009 by Truvelo
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Rue Belliard, Brussels

The 5 lane, one-way Rue Belliard gives a great urban feeling

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 06, 2009 by CborG
E40 Brussels-Leuven - Coppermine - 21888.jpg
E40 Brussels-Leuven

Driving on the E40

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 06, 2009 by CborG
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Belliardtunnel

Driving through the Belliardtunnel in Brussels

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 06, 2009 by CborG
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Belliardtunnel, Brussels

Entrance to the Belliardtunnel

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 05, 2009 by CborG
Chausee de Charleroi, Brussels - Coppermine - 21885.jpg
Chausee de Charleroi, Brussels

Driving trough the Chausee de Charleroi in Brussels

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 05, 2009 by CborG
E19 between Antwerp and Brussels in HDR - Coppermine - 21651.jpg
E19 between Antwerp and Brussels in HDR

View on the motorway E19 in Belgium

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 15, 2009 by CborG
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V-Virus

Take a look at the lantern at the top of the picture

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 21, 2007 by Truvelo
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E314 near Genk

Lots of SOX lighting in use with four lanterns on each column in the central reservation

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 11, 2007 by Truvelo
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Junction of the E313 and E314.
This roundabout junction between two motorways was due to be rebuilt into a full freeflow.
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Holland/Belgium border

Notice the different styles of lighting in each country

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 11, 2007 by Truvelo
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E314 at Lummen

The website shown on the gantry is for an upgrade of the current 3 level stacked roundabout to a full freeflow.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 11, 2007 by Truvelo
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A10 (E40) J13 Drongen - heading southbound.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 18, 2007 by J N Winkler

Old ADS near Gent?
E314 towards to Leuven - Coppermine - 8010.JPG
E314 towards to Leuven

I know brynn likes belguim motorways, so here is one for him

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 30, 2006 by SarahJ
B- E40 approaching A10 - Coppermine - 7301.JPG
B: E40 approaching A10

Belgium appears to favour Euroroute numbers over their own motorway designations. The E40 here is also part of Belgium's A18, but you'd be hard-pressed to find any direction signs with 'A18' on them. The kilometre posts, however, show the A number.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 17, 2006 by csd
B- E40 approaching A10 - Coppermine - 7300.JPG
B: E40 approaching A10

Belgium has recently placed copies of fork signs in the central reservation. Handy if lane 1 is choked with trucks, and cheaper than a gantry. Wonder what it does for the safety record, though. Agree with IPJ1: the drivers in Belgium are truly awful!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 17, 2006 by csd
Kennedy Tunnel, Antwerp - Coppermine - 5408.JPG
Kennedy Tunnel, Antwerp Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 07, 2006 by SarahJ
E40 now heading south towards Brugge, Ghent and Brussels. And with a car in lane 3, very rare in parts of belguim - Coppermine - 5398.JPG
E40 now heading south towards Brugge, Ghent and Brussels. And with a car in lane 3, very rare in parts of belguim Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 07, 2006 by SarahJ
143 25-07-05 NL A58 Belgien Grenze - Coppermine - 2838.JPG
143 25-07-05 NL A58 Belgien Grenze

This used to be the classic example of where the smooth Dutch surface gave way to the Belgian farce. But no more in fact, the Belgians must have done a spot of resurfacing here?

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 01, 2005 by IJP1
144 25-07-05 B E40 De Panne - Coppermine - 2795.JPG
144 25-07-05 B E40 De Panne

The last exit in Belgium on the route from Central Europe back to the British Isles.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 01, 2005 by IJP1
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144 25-07-05 B E40 De Panne

The last exit in Belgium on the route from Central Europe back to the British Isles.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 01, 2005 by IJP1
009 07-07-05 B E40 Vlaanderen - Coppermine - 2782.JPG
009 07-07-05 B E40 Vlaanderen

The E40 (A10/A12) has long connected the UK with the Low Countries and much of Central Europe. Three-lane and well-serviced for most of its length, but watch the drivers...!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 01, 2005 by IJP1
010 07-07-05 B R0 Bruxelles Ouest - Coppermine - 2781.JPG
010 07-07-05 B R0 Bruxelles Ouest

Brussels' answer to GB's M25 or IRL's M50.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 01, 2005 by IJP1
013 08-07-05 B N4 Bruxelles Sud - Coppermine - 2780.JPG
013 08-07-05 B N4 Bruxelles Sud

Although perhaps not clear in this photo in western Brussels, the green sign to the right says 'Gand-Gent (GB)'. Is this the only instance of the UK being signed from the Continent?

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 01, 2005 by IJP1
014 08-07-05 B A7 Wallonie - Coppermine - 2779.JPG
014 08-07-05 B A7 Wallonie

The Brussels Ring is not complete as a ring - south of Brussels it disappears well off to the south. The result is that although the direct route from Brussels to Namur is the A4, if you leave from the west the signage takes you down the A7 and along the A54 (a kind of 'POBO'?) - this is the A7.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 01, 2005 by IJP1
015 08-07-05 B N4 Marchelange - Coppermine - 2778.JPG
015 08-07-05 B N4 Martelange

Martelange is well south down the N4, at the end of a fairly long expressway section. Road surfaces in Belgium vary hugely - this wasn't too bad, but some have gone unresurfaced for decades, and it shows.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 01, 2005 by IJP1
016 08-07-05 B N4 Arlon - Coppermine - 2777.JPG
N88 between Aubange and Athus

With the exception of a small exclave in the west of the country, signage in Wallonia is wholly in French. Destinations in other countries - but not in Flanders - are given in the local language in brackets.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 01, 2005 by IJP1
017 08-07-05 B N81 Athus - Coppermine - 2776.JPG
017 08-07-05 B N81 Athus

The town of Athus near Arlon is a true border town - in Belgium, it borders both France and (the Grand Duchy of) Luxembourg directly.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 01, 2005 by IJP1
019 08-07-05 B N882 France Frontiere - Coppermine - 2774.JPG
N830 (E44) Luxembourg-Belgium-France

The Belgo-French border - we're in Belgium, but nearly all the destinations at the roundabout are in France.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 01, 2005 by IJP1
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Belgium - Convoy 1944
1945 - Summer - Tram on the streets in Ghent.jpg
Tram on the streets in Ghent, 1945
The Convoy on the De Haan - Brugge Road.jpg
Convoy on the De Han to Brugge Road - 1944/5 I think this is here - 51.2672808N 3.0960201E
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A10(E40) Approaching A10 motorway Bruges-Gent
A10(E40) - N370-B.jpg
A10(E40) exit 10 to Beernem and Wingene (N370)
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The tunnel under the castle in Bouillon (visit recommended by exiled).
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Belgium flag

 

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