Signs

As we have enjoyed this sabbatical, we have seen many signs. No, not the oracle-of-Delphi type signs, nor the M. Night Shyamalan variety. We mean just signs, signs that somebody stuck on a wall. Many signs are different from what they’d be back in the U.S. of A. So we thought we’d share a few, with annotations.

There should be more of these around, in all parts of the world.

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This stencil was left by the Union Canal in Edinburgh.

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Many park benches are dedicated to someone. This is one of the sweetest, in Edinburgh’s Inverleith Park.

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We see this speed-limit sign quite frequently. But is it miles or kilometres?

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Golf is a theme in Scotland. And it requires signage.

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Some signs require more reading time than others. This is on a bridge in Melrose.

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Other signs are elegant in their brevity. (This is on the back of a bench in Haddington.)

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Many telephone boxes have been converted from their archaic former use. Guess what this Portobello booth is.

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This speaks for itself.

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This is a work of art at the National Gallery of Modern Art, but also counts as a sign. We like the message.

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This signage is in Edinburgh. House of worship, or awkward name for an Asian restaurant?

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At Melrose Abbey, a warning you do not see often.

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Why is JFK associated with a cartoon rabbit here?

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On the door of Stobo Kirk:

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On the John Buchan Way, a flurry of lamb-related signs.

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On the Fife Coast Path, the threat of quicksand is ever near:

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Oddly, that one is not far from the best toilet of the year.

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A motto to live by: If you need it classy, make sure a balloon is involved.

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And a couple of environmental reminders.

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More to come, as we spot them.

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