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Small dot right in the center is crescent moon
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Signs John Likes
Since my earliest days of interest in photography (not exactly the dark ages, but pretty close) I've enjoyed snapping a photo of unusual or interesting signs. I haven't taken it to the extreme of trying to actually find signs worthy of a picture, but rather just snap a photo when the camera is along and the sign captured my attention.
Here is my earliest one, from a Texas back road at a railroad crossing. Unusually candid: If it's a tie, you lose.
Since I love trains, I'm always on the alert for railroad crossing signs. Have you ever seen one with the tracks shown like this? Maybe back in those days the workers at the sign shop had a little more time on their hands.
(Can't really remember, but think it may be at the same RR crossing as the first sign, and was a replacement for the older one that was getting pretty weathered.)
More vintage: Do you read this "Slow Trucks" ... or "Slow, Trucks ..."? Either way, watch out for the "explosive"!!!!
Somewhere, way back there, I came across a list of "Prohibited Items" posted on a chain link fence. Seems comprehensive, but recall being amused by "camera OR film" ... well, how dangerous is film without a camera? Also, they were concerned about matches, but not just any matches ... the "strike anywhere" kind could get you in trouble.
Here's a list of "don'ts" ... again, it seems to cover quite a lot. You will have to look at the large view to appreciate these, but how about that "no loud or rowdy activity"? Wow, where's the number to call the cops?
In more recent years, I spotted the next sigh in the Treasure State (Montana) where I guess you have to understand these things.
What happens if it starts raining when you're half way down this road?
Even more recently, this sign in downtown Seattle amused me. How kind of us, as taxpayers, to reserve parking spaces for foreign organization licensed vehicles. This is what I call treating visitors right! Does your city do this?
Lastly, a sign or maybe not ... it doesn't have any words on it ... but it's Seattle, after all ...
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