Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Service Fiscal

Service Fiscal : Ferney-Voltaire, FR

This is the French part of the border crossing near where I live. The stations--there's a Swiss one about 100 yards further up the road--are rarely staffed by French or Swiss border guards. Occasionally we see the local police, but rarely. As a result, the locals call it the Smuggler's Route. With the Schengen Agreement, travelers in the EU can cross borders without presenting passports. Even though Switzerland isn't part of the EU, they participate in the Schengen.

Photo copyright: Janet M Kincaid, 6/10

1 comment:

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Looks like a recently abandoned gas station.