The people who live in and around the Nieuwstraat/Neustraße experience this street differently than I do as a visitor. I am here to see the street – they simply pass through it on their way to the supermarket or a family member. They know where to go, but I am reading the signs, making sure not to stray too much, or trying to find my way back to our apartment. Surely, some of them are aware of the history of this street as they have witnessed it, but it might not be as ‘top of mind’ for them as it is for me. What I am referring to when I say the Nieuwstraat/Neustraße is a border street might differ greatly from the things they would refer to. The local border perspective is different then the one I project on it ‘from outside’. 

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