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#409360 - Sun Feb 10 2008 04:23 AM This week's theme is 'Street Signs'
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'Street Signs' is a suggestion from ClaraSue.
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#409361 - Sun Feb 10 2008 07:40 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Street Signs'
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How strange that this week's theme is 'street signs' when I just happened to take this photo today. Coolcat90 is learning to drive so we went for a long drive in the country today to give her some practice. I've never seen this particular billboard before but it made me smile.

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#409362 - Sun Feb 10 2008 08:58 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Street Signs'
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Good timing for a new driver to see the sign as well - I'd smile too! Nice catch!
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#409363 - Sun Feb 10 2008 03:19 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Street Signs'
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Thanks Clara Sue, I've got well over 100 signs for directions and many more road names. I picked one of my favourites, the junction of Golders Green Road with the North Circular.

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#409364 - Sun Feb 10 2008 08:57 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Street Signs'
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The Flying Doctor Service. We really enjoyed our trip in April.
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#409365 - Tue Feb 12 2008 03:59 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Street Signs'
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The scariest street sign ever. This week is the start of the 'Mart' and the busy market place has some new signs to contend with. This fair is the oldest in the country, dating back to 1537, with funfair rides and stalls taking over the Tuesday Market Place until the end of February. It is always opened by the Mayor on Valentine's Day and generally at some time in it's two week duration, it snows. The traffic continues around the market place, contending with various 'no entry', 'diversion' and 'stop' signs, never mind about the distractions of the various signs for the rides, stalls and the wayward pedestrians. Driving round this is more of a nightmare than any of the rides!

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#409366 - Tue Feb 12 2008 04:15 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Street Signs'
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Here's a colorful sign as we visited this plantation in Hawaii.




Larger photo here
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#409367 - Wed Feb 13 2008 02:56 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Street Signs'
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This is what you get when you live next to a weapons testing facility!
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#409368 - Wed Feb 13 2008 05:02 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Street Signs'
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A handpainted roadsign in the south of Morocco. If you're unable to read the place names, there's a larger image here


Edited by picqero (Wed Feb 13 2008 05:05 AM)

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#409369 - Wed Feb 13 2008 07:39 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Street Signs'
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What a fantastic sign Picqero, are all signs here painted like this?
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#409370 - Wed Feb 13 2008 07:56 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Street Signs'
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This was another tough one for me. I had so many signs to choose from but in the end I decided to share something from home. This sign is honoring 'Mr Rogers' in his hometown of Latrobe, Pennsylvania. It's also the birthplace of Arnold Palmer (the local airport is named for him) and Rolling Rock beer. Just down the road from where this was taken is another funny street named "Brakenslide". I would have a shot of that one except I'd be taking my life into my hands to stop and catch that one. Maybe another day....
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#409371 - Wed Feb 13 2008 08:56 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Street Signs'
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What a fantastic sign Picqero, are all signs here painted like this?



They vary region to region. In the more developed north of Morocco, the roadsigns are pretty much the same as in Europe. In the south, especially 'off the beaten track' they're often handpainted. There's a similar sign image, with some exotic destinations, here

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#409372 - Wed Feb 13 2008 10:14 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Street Signs'
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I have to wonder if the extra effort to make hand painted signs here is borne out of necessity or just a way to make Morocco even more picturesque. Either way, it's impressive, as you don't see things like this everywhere. Thanks so much for sharing!
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#409373 - Wed Feb 13 2008 10:50 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Street Signs'
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When we were in Barbados last spring, there were many of these signs announcing their hosting of the Cricket World Cup shortly after.




Here is a link to a larger shot.

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#409374 - Wed Feb 13 2008 11:53 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Street Signs'
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I took this last fall when we visited Hoover Dam. There are still a lot of security measures in place since 9/11.

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#409375 - Wed Feb 13 2008 12:18 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Street Signs'
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I like the signs, picqero! I can only think that if they were here in the U.S., they would quickly and unfortunately be defaced by spray paint and graffiti thanks to taggers. It is nice to see something allowed to remain intact from a more peaceful area. Sandy
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#409376 - Wed Feb 13 2008 12:46 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Street Signs'
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I just had to photograph this street sign when I was in Ottawa last year, as it reminded me of one of my oldest friends here at FunTrivia. Many of you probably know her too.


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#409377 - Wed Feb 13 2008 02:13 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Street Signs'
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Great sign photos, all - love the Bruyere sign, Liz!

Here is mine - from our trip to Hawaii last summer (maybe we visited the same spots, Argus! ). This sign is on the way up the extinct volcano of Haleakala. You drive from near sea level to over 10,000 feet, and pass through many clouds on the way.

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#409378 - Sat Feb 16 2008 05:45 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Street Signs'
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I have to wonder if the extra effort to make hand painted signs here is borne out of necessity or just a way to make Morocco even more picturesque. Either way, it's impressive, as you don't see things like this everywhere.



Definitely more of the necessity than the picturesque, though I'm sure there's a fair amount of artistry in their creation.
The walls on which these signs are painted, are constructed from locally made mud bricks, and it's far cheaper to employ local craftsmen than to purchase factory made goods. Also most of these roadsigns are in regions not commonly frequented by tourists.

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#409379 - Sun Feb 17 2008 04:32 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Street Signs'
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Thankyou. 'Something big, something small' is this weeks theme. So, think big! (..and small).
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