Some Random Signs
This started as an idea to create a photo essay about what’s happening here in Lənkəran. That quickly deteriorated, as I realized that I’m not a good photographer and I’m generally less interested in taking lots of pictures, anyway. Apologies to those of you who want more pictures on my blog. Instead, check out Tim’s blog–he’s got a good camera, a good eye, and he’s creative enough to keep it going.
What you’re getting from me, instead, is a couple of signs in Lənkəran that I found amusing. I find street signs anywhere somewhat amusing, but these caught my eye:
This sign on Heydər Əliyev Prospekti, the main drag through Lənkəran, to drivers warns: Kids without hands crossing the street! And sometimes they have magnetized briefcases attached to their magnetic wrists!
This sign, nearby School #4 on the far side of Heydər Parkı, alerts drivers: Children without hands practicing the 100 meter dash in the street!
Of course, the way people drive around here, these signs could really be interpreted a much different way: Hey pedestrians: cross the street fast because the drivers don’t care, and they probably aren’t looking!