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All Roads Lead To ...



Via Brno
Originally uploaded by youplayawhat.
I thought I remembered some old saying about all roads leading to someplace or other. Was it Brno?

Oh, wait, it seems that there was a mistake. If you look at this sign, all roads lead everywhere except Brno!! Even Komárov (something like mosquito-ville?) is farther down the line.

On the other hand, it gives you an idea of the nearby places you can go. Only half the towns listed are in the same country (Czech Republic)!

You can also see that there is no expressway icon to the left of Wien. Only Prague and Bratislava are linked to Brno via expressway; Vienna still has only a large highway. This seems another relic of the pre-1989 period when a seemingly logical idea--building a highway to the largest and nearest metropolis (Vienna is only an hour and a half away)--was inconceivable for political reasons. (Thanks can probably go to friends of the ideological city planners who built the "arterial road" through the center of Prague.)

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