The artificial nature of national borders is especially noticeable in places where homogenous cultural landscapes and cities that have grown together naturally over decades are suddenly divided by a lineation into two opposing political factions, and then decades later, when the parts have grown independently, are suddenly reunited. The Green Lines in Beirut and Nicosia belong to the best-known examples. The artificial boundary between Italy and Yugoslavia from 1945 cut through the middle of the formerly Habsburg Gorizia after Yugoslavian partisans occupied the city‘s train station. In a visual protest, the Italians raised an especially big tricolore on the hill that could be seen from Yugoslavia. As a countermove, the word TITO was written largely in a stone on a hill in Nova Gorica. It is still visible today. The red star over the train station had been removed by the time Slovenia became part of the Schengen area. Architectural traces of the division will remain part of the cityscape for some time still.