Sunday, November 19, 2006

Lesson 1 on British Signage

Train Station

The symbol for a train station is circled in blue. This can appear on maps road-signs or on the station itself. It was chosen very soon after the invention of railroads to remind engineers to drive on the left side of the railroad.

So I want to take a picture of this funny symbol thats in a completely random spot of road outside the station and these two drunken weirdos stumble out of a pub. When the man who looks like zorro insisted I take a photo, who am I to say no? In Newark that only happens right before they run off with your camera. (10 points if you know what the red thing the fat one is wearing on his chest).

This is Robert Hall saying hello to all my fellow Americans. "Hello!"


  1. What's the symbol for Wet Paint in British?

  2. I think it is a poppy and has to do with "the war"

  3. yes...probably, as in Canada, Rememberance Day in 11/11...the poppy (from "Flanders Fields"....famous WWI poem) is symbolic of all the war dead.

    When 11/11 falls during the week, everyone observes a moment of silence at the 11th hour (AM) at most large buidings.