Monday, April 7, 2008

Signs, signs, and even more signs...

In Thailand, we have elephant crossings:



In New Zealand, you don't actually get signs, you just have sheep in the middle of the road, on a fairly regular basis:



And now in Australia... there's this:



I'm not really sure what to make of it, other than to just take a picture and post it to this here blog.

Disclaimer: India not included in this whole discussion... There's more random things on the roads than you can possibly imagine: elephants, camels, horses, donkeys, hordes of sheep, bicycles, entire families (of five) on a single motorcycle, truck frames driving towards the rest of the truck body on the other side of the sub-continent... But India doesn't need signs - India simply becomes you, absorbs you, and you learn to expect everything and be surprised by nothing, especially on the roads, so they clearly don't need signs. Or proper roads for that matter... Or traffic cops doing anything useful... (collecting arbirtrary tolls does not qualify as useful by the way).

1 comment:

Olivia said...

Keep taking pics of signs- I'm entertained- Isn't that enough? :)

I just emailed you one of my faves from South Africa.