Saturday, January 05, 2008

Sign your way around the world

Spotting that notice in Amsterdam a few days ago, and rediscovering the art gallery sign from Djenne got me thinking about the random "that's a weird sign - lets take a photo" photos from my collection.

Here's another one from our traipsing around Amsterdam. If you can't read what it says, the sign reads "Don't Piss Here - Piss Off". Sadly I suspect the stag nights from England are to blame for such a reaction from this house-owner...



Here's another strange sign from my travels - this time from Lake Bled in Slovenia.

They are VERY strict there.



And here's an old favourite. The game on banger rallies down to West Africa via Morrocco and Western Sahara was always to be the first to pull over and photograph the camel sign. Or even better, the first to spot a camel.

The novelty soon wore off but the sign is still cool.



But, a thousand km south of where the first camel sign would be, somewhere in Mauritania, we would start to see signs like this. The shot is from my friend Christian, a talented German photographer who was on the PDC with us. Always made us look better, having a pro take our photos...

Then again, it didn't help us decipher signs like these...



But nothing can help you decipher the use of the English language on this sign at security at London Gatwick...

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