Grab Bag!

Achtung! Before we file our last blog post, we’ve got odds and ends lying about. How about a few zany signs and products from other cultures?

From the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Centre in Glasgow. This sign for the restrooms makes sense:

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Takes a second to get this one, but the fine print helps:

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On a walking path outside Pitlochry, this was reassuring:

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Here’s a sign at Bennets (sic) Bar in Edinburgh. Given the choice, I’ll take beer:

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This egg dish at an Edinburgh cafe is at least an improvement on the Hamlet and Cheese:

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Here, an admirable picture of Nellie. Hung in the toilet at the Gardener’s Cottage, Edinburgh:

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In Edinburgh, there is a van line that names its lorries. They are all named Van, but with variations:

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Puppies. On a Roll.

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A reminder, on the Scottish trail – a famous rhyme that still holds true:

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In France now. These marshmallows are X-TREME:

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Old-style signs are cool.

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What strange tragedy has just happened in this mural in Basel?

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Odd to see the wizened visage of Ronald Reagan leering from a Basel window.

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There are many scenes of crucifixion scattered throughout the French countryside. But Gold Jesus may be the best.

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The IHF – what’s that stand for again?

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Oh yes – the International Handball Federation. Based in Basel, Switzerland:

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What strange secrets are these men of Appenzell hiding?

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Poster in St. Gallen, Switzerland. This is Joanne Worley, right?

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In Germany, we saw a lot of this lady:

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Great thing about Germans. Not only are they scrupulous about signage, they are imaginative. This intersection is in a small town near Lake Titisee:

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Stopping for refreshment in Schiltach. It’s nice to see people enjoying beer, is all.

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Grocery chain in Germany. Tribute to E’s mother:

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How can you resist buying cheese from this man?

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In Gengenbach, a plea for curbing your hund:

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Rotterdam. Giant squid. A childhood fear in the flesh.

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In Norway, the crosswalk signs have a distinctly film noir feel:

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Seen in Christiansand, Norway, a poster for a production of Ibsen’s Enemy of the People. Which has an awesome title in the original Norwegian:

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We saw a lot of interesting products in Holland. This bag o’ chips alludes to the Space Needle, for some reason.

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The Dutch aren’t keen on balloons:

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Not entirely sure what this mural at the Rijksmuseum means. But it’s saying something:

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Some curious art at the Reykjavik airport. Is this an olive? A dragon’s egg?

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And arriving in New York, we’ll close with the wisdom of Yoko Ono:

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