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Monday, 20 February 2012

Directions

There's something to be said for these old style directions. Trying to find your way around London can be difficult at times. Generally street names are at the beginning and end of a street. If you come in a block in between try finding a sign post to tell you where you are. Almost impossible. Ask someone for directions and they're likely to tell you they are not from around here and they don't know.

14 comments:

Jenny Woolf said...

Yes and signs like this are so attractive! Google maps helps now I have a smartphone

Angie said...

I'm suprised it's still there!!!

jabblog said...

It's always nice to see old milestones.

Alexander said...

Well said. hahaha... :D I always faced that when driving through an unfamiliar place.

Alexander
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Riet said...

Great shot.

Luis Gomez said...

Very nice.

Sharon said...

I like this old sign and I understand the street thing very well! I've experienced exactly what you have described.

H said...

Mileposts are so attractive. I've been looking at some of the ones around here and thinking of blogging them. The only problem is that I normally pass them in a car, when I'm driving.

RedPat said...

The first time I arrived in London at Liverpool station I asked 2 guys at the bus stop which direction the Thames was so that I would know which direction to take the bus. Neither of them had any idea - blew me away - I bought a map!

Adullamite said...

Lovely shot, really good!
You canny live in London without an 'A-Z' of some sort.

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

It's that way - and it's a long way. Very helpful!

Jack said...

This reminds me of Wall Drug, a tourist attraction in South Dakota built around a drug store and other tourist shops. All around the country, there are signs pointing and saying "354 miles to Wall Drug" or "197 miles to Wall Drug" and the like.

Babzy said...

clever , i like these old signs ! :)

Peter James said...

There's an old stone in Clapham Common South Side....'5 miles to Royal Exchange'

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