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    medalnet
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    Maybe something out of topic, but lets get Weimar started:

    [attachment=0]Konsulat.jpg[/attachment]
    Konsulat.jpg

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    #14665
    Frank Dutil
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    Weimar? At first glance I thought that sign was a modern one…

    #14667
    medalnet
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    It was supposed to be the one of the consulate in Genoa. The modern one look more like this one:

    [attachment=0]578px-Schild-Deutsche_Botschaft.jpg[/attachment]
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    #13213
    Frank Dutil
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    Wonder why they still bother with the "Bundesrepublik" since unification…

    #14699
    fred j borgmann
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    There would be no reason to change the name unless there is a change in the type of government.

    #14989
    frivilig
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    While it can be for an official consulate, it can also equally be for an honorary consul. Such honorary consuls are often distinguished immigrant businessmen/women who conduct regional and limited consular affairs or duties on behalf of the Consulate General (typically: registering births of Expat children, issuing emergency travel documents for lost passports, notarizing probate documents, plus receiving absentee voting ballots). In the case of Denmark, honorary consuls are issued these enameled steel plaques for hanging at their business or home. Honorary consuls are ministers without portfolio and therefore enjoy neither diplomatic immunity nor privileges. In Massachusetts, honorary consuls actually have their own DMV-issued specialized automotive license plate.

    Bill

    BTW: The first sign you have is for the Consulate, the second is for the Embassy.

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