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Great subject.

 

3 from me......

 

 

Sign 'No Ball Games' on a red brick wall, UK. Stock Photo
Sign 'No Ball Games' on a red brick wall, UK.
 
 
 
 
A lone Leave campaigner amongst a pro European Union demonstation (March for Europe), 2nd July 2016, London, UK. Stock Photo
A lone Leave campaigner amongst a pro European Union demonstation (March for Europe), 2nd July 2016, London, UK.
 
 
Tired pole humour roadsign/artwork in Amarillo in Texas . May 2004 Stock Photo
Tired pole humour roadsign/artwork in Amarillo in Texas . May 2004
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Three from me

 

A man carrying a Free Hugs sign hugging a a man at speakers corner Stock Photo

 

A man shyly takes up another man's offer of Free Hugs.

 

 

 

A sign in Scotland changed from Passing Place to Pissing Place Stock Photo

 

A Passing Place sign in Scotland adapted to reflect a countryside reality.

 

 

 

Sign for the Claire Morissette cycle path on Maisonneuve street in downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada Stock Photo

 

A sign for the Claire Morissette cycle path in downtown Montreal

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This is going to be a really difficult one to judge... it was certainly difficult to choose just 3 entries!

 

1. Child doing a 'peace sign'

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2. Large sign on Haeundae Beach at Busan in South Korea (and more peace signs).

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3. Roadwork signs

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Tough narrowing this one down, but hey, three from me! 😀

 

No to new inhabitants...

Amusing graveyard sign in Beer, Devon. Funny cemetery notice. Stock Photo

 

 

For sale ...anybody want to buy a shed?

Sidmouth, 6th Apr 18. A Devon resident has amusingly put a “For Sale” notice on his shed – as it is now perched inches from a 100 foot drop. Four cliff falls in the last week have left properties in Cliff Road, Sidmouth missing metres of garden. The continuing erosion of Pennington Point, to the east of the Regency town, now endanger the mouth of the River Sid itself, which if affected could flood a large area ofthe town. Repair costs are estimated at cost £72 millionif the flooding happened. Photo Central / Alamy Live News Stock Photo

 

 

Polling station this way.

A sign on the side of a Volkswagen camper van points the way to a polling station near Watnall Nottingham election Stock Photo

 

 

 

 

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Good topic, though I’ve nearly 800 images with the tag ‘sign’ to choose from!
 

An unusual signpost.

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Torres Del Paine National Park, Patagonia 

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And, on the other side of the world, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa

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Ooh, I love signs... hard to choose but here are three from me.

 

New Orleans

 

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Vienna

 

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Replica of Las Vegas at Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg

 

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Handmade "bee" sign at base of building, Parc Bercy, Paris.

 

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Protestors, New York City Hall Park

 

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Plan your trip, Gainesville, Florida

 

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In chronological order:

 

Child in stroller holding a sign of Grumpy the Cat wearing a read "MAGA" hat that instead says NO. San Francisco Women's March 2017.

 

Tired blonde child in stroller behind a protest sign of Grumpy Cat wearing a red baseball cap that says NO, instead of a MAGA hat. Women’s March 2017. Oakland, California, USA Stock Photo

 

 

 

 

 

Uncle Sam, "I WANT YOU OUT OF OFFICE". 🤣 Women's March 2019, San Francisco.

 

Protester in Uncle Sam costume with sign in front of Embarcadero Building.  2019 Women's March, Anti-Trump Protest, San Francisco, California, USA. Stock Photo

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteers for the Elizabeth Warren for President campaign at her rally in Oakland, California. May 2019

 

Elizabeth Warren for United States President rally, Oakland, California, May 31, 2019.  Campaign volunteers holding "California for Warren" signs. Stock Photo

 

 

 

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Another good challenge for this month, and my three are,

 

 

Getting the message over.

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Don't loose control.

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There goes my dinner.

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The sign of horns \m/ has been the most iconic gesture in Hard rock / Heavy metal culture since the seventies.

So popular even bananas know it…

 

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I hadn't realised that about 10% of my portfolio is of signs!

 

Anyway, here are my 3 efforts.

 

An unusual, quirky wooden signpost saying 'Snipe House farm', 'This way. 'That way' and 'the Other Way'

 

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The warning sign of an Elephant Hawk Moth caterpillar (Deilephila elpenor)

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Closed shut down ex Woolworth's shop with the sign lettering missing but the former letters casting a shadow spelling Woolworths

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John.

 

 

 

 

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My few:

 

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Hi everyone, first post ever here 🥳 Love the idea of a monthly subject and the entries so far are great, laughed so hard at a few! 

 

3 signs from me:

 

1) Don't go there 

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2) Spiritual healing 

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3) Yeah... 

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On my local bank door one morning.

bank-door-with-blue-on-white-closed-sign-due-to-faulty-safe-R7841F.jpg

 

 

Regular seller in yachting UK magazines

 

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Dangerous Being a waiter!!

 

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Thanks! Three from me:

 

funny-notice-sign-about-dog-fouling-on-a-private-house-england-uk-D078X2.jpg

 

1. From an irritated householder...

 

a-rather-incongruous-closed-sign-in-the-middle-of-a-field-newmarket-BTFDM8.jpg

 

2. Taken a few years ago but very appropriate today....

 

warning-sign-with-a-large-number-of-forbidden-activities-at-the-entrance-to-uxmal-mayan-site-yucatan-mexico-central-america-concept-do-not-T96C86.jpg

 

3. There's not much left that you can do! (At the entrance to Uxmal UNESCO Mayan site, Yucatan, Mexico)

 

Cheers!

Kumar

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source of the widows

 

Hikers read the sign with the fairy tale in Val Ridanna along the ...

 

 

 

 

 

private property......

 

View of an Old Weathered 'Private' Sign. various old signs of ...

 

 

 

Acquaviva Picena a small village in Ascoli Piceno province, region ...

 

 

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On 09/05/2020 at 12:49, Michael Ventura said:

I didn't know I had so many signs in my collection until now! 

Also surprised that almost 10% of my port has the tag "sign", but these are all recent from New Zealand:

 

Margrain vineyard, Martinborough

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Ōtaki village's brand new pump ladder appliance on a shout
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This one has a contemporary political resonance which may be appreciated more (in England at least, and this time I don't mean the UK) if I reveal that it was taken in Wellington on 13th December last, shortly after we found out the UK general election result. "Tory" is an old name for the Conservative Party.
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7 hours ago, Doc said:

Thanks! Three from me:

 

funny-notice-sign-about-dog-fouling-on-a-private-house-england-uk-D078X2.jpg

 

1. From an irritated householder...

 

 

warning-sign-with-a-large-number-of-forbidden-activities-at-the-entrance-to-uxmal-mayan-site-yucatan-mexico-central-america-concept-do-not-T96C86.jpg

 

3. There's not much left that you can do! (At the entrance to Uxmal UNESCO Mayan site, Yucatan, Mexico)

 

Cheers!

Kumar

 

I wouldn't want to cross that first person! My husband and I were in Uxmal ten years ago. Unfortunately I don't remember the sign! But we loved those ruins.

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Here are three I can think of that aren't just bog standard normal situations, not much else in the way of signage so far.

 

Construction of the Shard, London, 2010:

 

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Keep away from the Dolosse:

 

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Vintage caustic soda precautions: 

 

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5 minutes ago, Cal said:

Here are three I can think of that aren't just bog standard normal situations, not much else in the way of signage so far.

 

Construction of the Shard, London, 2010:

 

The construction of the Shard, London, July 2010 Stock Photo

 

 

 

Keep away from the Dolosse:

 

 

Cycle route path on the North Wales Expressway. Sign warns to keep away from the rocks and concrete units (dolos / dolosse) Stock Photo

 

 

 

 

Vintage caustic soda precautions: 

 

Vintage caustic soda precautions warning sign first aid ICI Imperial Chemical Industries Stock Photo

 

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EDIT: Or not. I have no idea how to embed the actual images.

Just open the images in their own page and drag and drop into the post. Or do it from AIM.

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Signs on Queensland roads

 

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16 hours ago, chris24 said:

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Signs on Queensland roads

 

 

Terrifying. I have fallen asleep at the wheel more than once. Woke up from a brief nap to find myself driving in the oncoming lane. 😳 Just seeing these signs gives me the heebie jeebies.

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20 hours ago, The Blinking Eye said:

 

Terrifying. I have fallen asleep at the wheel more than once. Woke up from a brief nap to find myself driving in the oncoming lane. 😳 Just seeing these signs gives me the heebie jeebies.

 

 

On 20/05/2020 at 02:16, chris24 said:

 

 

 

Signs on Queensland roads

 

 

 

actually, so was that bus driver if these are from Queensland....

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My three:

 

a-notions-store-bazsar-ilca-meza-with-ad

 

Nicaragua store and Alcoholics Anonymous site over FSLN Red and Black.

 

entrance-to-weavery-at-el-chile-matagalp

 

Sign for Indigenous women's weaving workshop in El Chile, Matagalpa, Nicaragua.

 

a-celebration-of-both-a-fiftieth-golden-

 

Golden Wedding anniversary display in Jinotega, Nicaragua.

 

 

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  On 21/05/2020 at 09:00, The Blinking Eye said:

 

Terrifying. I have fallen asleep at the wheel more than once. Woke up from a brief nap to find myself driving in the oncoming lane. 😳 Just seeing these signs gives me the heebie jeebies.

 

 

  On 20/05/2020 at 16:16, chris24 said:

 

 

 

Signs on Queensland roads

 

 

    actually, so was that bus driver if these are from Queensland....

 

He/she  is OK.  The wide area to the left of the bus is a truck rest area

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