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Thought-Provoking Signs of the World

April 26, 2012

In the past month and a half, I have seen a heckofalot (yes, that’s a word… now) of signs in Icelandic, Italian, French, English, Serbian, German and Arabic.  The usual ones of course, directing me to exits, telling me what busses come that way, letting me know I can buy sunscreen at the store next door for a low, low price.  But I have also seen some very strange signs, advertisements and graffiti which make political statements or declare love or just are delightfully bizarre.

So in this photo essay, I have complied the most thought-provoking, lovely or whimsical ‘signs’ (for lack of a better, more inclusive word) from around the world.  Enjoy, and let me know which is your favorite piece of art and why.

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  1. April 26, 2012 8:43 PM

    I must say, it seems like there are better political signs in Europe, even if some are nonsensical. Also, that Galileo poem still seems to assume a Ptolemaic system––that is, that Earth is stationary and everything goes around it (see the first couple of lines). That’s quite an insult to Galileo. (It’s also no longer Catholic doctrine, since Pope John Paul II said in 1997 that Galileo was right.)

    I’m envious of your travels!

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