Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Stationnement interdit

Ya think? I certainly wouldn't park here. All these signs look pretty new. I wonder if there's been a parking problem on this street (it's still the rue de Babylone).

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign.

From top to bottom, the signs say "Caution: pedestrian crossing," "Reminder," "No parking," and "Tow-away zone." And did you notice those spikes under the pedestrian sign? I guess they're there to keep people from shinnying up the pole. Yeah, I was thinking about doing that...

10 comments:

  1. My guess is the spikes were part of the pole before the signs were put on, in order to prevent anyone from climbing over that wall. What do you think?

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  2. Wow! what a friendly lamp-post! ;-)

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  3. Methinks the parking problem was on the crossing.... here in GP it seems to be the vacant spot opposite the chemists that everyone uses as a 'convenient' spot to park!

    WV is "prorros" which sounds like something the chemist has an ointment [or worse] for....

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  4. The pedestrian crossing sign looks more like Tom Hanks playing that huge floor keyboard in the movie "Big".

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  5. Bonjour Cousin

    That's what i was thinking and was about to mention it to Walt and then I saw your post :-)

    Are you back in N.A?

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  6. Bonjour Cousine,
    I'm in Northern Virginia right now, but I'll be in SoCal next week. Looking forward to sunny and warm days ahead. Best to both of you.

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  7. It never fails to make me wonder why anyone would want to own a car in Paris.

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  8. I love the post and I love the comments. I agree that the spikes are there to keep "you" from climbing over the wall. There must be some interesting stories behind all those signs (or just some bureaucrats knee-jerk reaction)!

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  9. chm, sounds plausible!

    n&a, right?

    tim, could be...

    cubby, that's funny - it's exactly what I thought when I saw it.

    t.b., :)

    starman, plenty of people do. Parking is a serious issue. And expensive.

    mitch, thanks. You may be right. The prime minister's offices are nearby, I think the grounds are on the other side of that wall.

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  10. I'm amused that there is a separate notice for 'reminder' or 'recall'. You'd think each of the notices is a reminder in their own right.

    This profusion of signage seems to be a feature of all the large cities nowadays.

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