Baarle is obviously not the only city which is strange. Looking around, there are so many more. Here is another confusing city, not because of the confounding border issues but one that’s created by the city governance.
Of course these are not the only reasons for Prague to be a tourist destination.
There are Castles, Churches, old bridges, modern buildings, Museums, Zoo and astronomical clocks too. The list is endless.
Prague is one of the oldest settlements in the history of Humans… as old as the Paleolithic era. That’s quite old! Of course the places to eat in Prague are not that old. 😛
Coming back to the confusion created by man.
There are 10 districts in the old system.
Ten districts of Prague
‘so what of it’ you will say. That’s good old decimal system!
The districts are numbered 1 to 10. Now the old districts have been broken up into more new districts and they have retained the old number as well. To confuse further a new district may fall in 2 or more of the old districts. Phew!
Who put these city planners there?
So eventually many buildings ended up displaying both old and new number. Why can’t they have sensible thinking? Adapting the new but can not let go old?
When I came to know about it I was immediately transported to our own Chennai, where you will frequently see both old and new numbers displayed in some colonies. It’s so confusing out there.
Many of you will remember the country Czeckoslovakia itself was split into Czech and Slovakia! 🙂
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