Thursday, May 1, 2008

Theme Day: Numbers


Those strange signs can be found everywhere in German cities. They are for e.g. firefighters because there are important informations about the street and there is written where the next hydrant (or other water sources) are located.

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Albuquerque (NM), USA by Helen, American Fork (UT), USA by Annie, Arradon, France by Alice, Aspen (CO), USA by IamMBB, Athens, Greece by Debbie, Auckland, New Zealand by Lachezar, Austin (TX), USA by LB, Avignon, France by Nathalie, Barrow-in-Furness, UK by Enitharmon, Barton (VT), USA by Andree, Belgrade, Serbia by Bibi, Bellefonte (PA), USA by Barb-n-PA, Bicheno, Australia by Greg, Bogor, Indonesia by Gagah, Boston (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston, Boston (MA), USA by Sarah, Whit, & Leyre, Bucharest, Romania by Malpraxis, Budapest, Hungary by agrajag, Buenos Aires, Argentina by Karine, Busan, Korea South by iamnbinb, Canterbury, UK by Rose, Chandler (AZ), USA by Melindaduff, Chateaubriant, France by Bergson, Cheltenham, UK by Marley, Chesapeake Daily Photo (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Chicago (IL), USA by Focused Light, Christchurch, New Zealand by Michelle, Clearwater (FL), USA by Smaridge01, Clearwater Beach (FL), USA by Smaridge01, Cleveland (OH), USA by iBlowfish, Cologne, Germany by April11, Concordia Sagittaria, Italy by Patrizia, Coral Gables (FL), USA by Jnstropic, Corsicana (TX), USA by Lake Lady, Dallas (TX), USA by turtle, Darmstadt, Germany by Elsch, Dunedin (FL), USA by Smaridge01, Durban, South Africa by CrazyCow, East Gwillimbury, Canada by Your EG Tour Guide, Evry, France by Olivier, Forks (WA), USA by Mary, Geneva (IL), USA by Kelly, Glasgow, Scotland by Jackie, Greenville (SC), USA by Denton, Gun Barrel City (TX), USA by Lake Lady, Hamilton, New Zealand by Sakiwi, Hampton (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Helsinki, Finland by Kaa, Hobart, Australia by Greg, Hong Kong, Hong Kong by Rachel A., Hyde, UK by Gerald, Inverness (IL), USA by Neva, Ioannina, Greece by Christos-Ioanna, Jackson (MS), USA by Halcyon, Jefferson City (MO), USA by Chinamom2005, Jogjakarta, Indonesia by Jogja Portrait, Joplin (MO), USA by Victoria, Katonah (NY), USA by Inkster1, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Edwin, Kyoto, Japan by Tadamine, Larchmont (NY), USA by Marie-Noyale, Las Vegas (NV), USA by Mo, Le Guilvinec, France by ds2944, Lisbon, Portugal by Sailor Girl, Lisbon, Portugal by Maria João, Lodz, Poland by ritalounge, London, UK by Mo, London, UK by Ham, Mainz, Germany by JB, Malaga, Spain by Paula, Manila, Philippines by Heyokity, Maple Ridge, Canada by Susan, Marseille, France by Alex, Medan, Indonesia by KT, Melbourne, Australia by Mblamo, Melbourne, Australia by John, Memphis (TN), USA by SouthernHeart, Menton, France by Jilly, Mexico City, Mexico by Poly, Mexico City, Mexico by Carraol, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Mitch, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Greg, Minsk, Belarus by Olga, Misawa, Japan by misawa mama, Monrovia (CA), USA by Keith, Monte Carlo, Monaco by Jilly, Monterrey, Mexico by rafa, Montpellier, France by Marie, Moscow, Russia by Irina, Mumbai, India by Magiceye, Mumbai, India by Kunalbhatia, Nancy, France by yoshi, Nashville (TN), USA by Chris, Nelson, New Zealand by Meg and Ben, New Orleans (LA), USA by steve buser, New York City (NY), USA by • Eliane •, New 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Saarbrücken, Germany by LadyDemeter, Saigon, Vietnam by Simon, Saint Paul (MN), USA by Kate, Salem (OR), USA by jill, Salt Lake City (UT), USA by Eric, Salt Lake City (UT), USA by atc, San Diego (CA), USA by Felicia, San Diego (CA), USA by Zentmrs, San Francisco (CA), USA by PFranson, San Francisco (CA), USA by Louis la Vache, Seattle (WA), USA by Kim, Seattle (WA), USA by Chuck, Selma (AL), USA by RamblingRound, Seoul, South Korea by Phil, Sesimbra, Portugal by Aldeia, Setúbal, Portugal by Maria Elisa, Sharon (CT), USA by Jenny, Singapore, Singapore by Keropok, Sofia, Bulgaria by Antonia, St Francis, South Africa by Sam, Stanwood (WA), USA by MaryBeth, Stavanger, Norway by Tanty, Stayton (OR), USA by Celine, Stockholm, Sweden by Stromsjo, Stouffville, Canada by Ken, Subang Jaya, Malaysia by JC, Suffolk (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Sunshine Coast, Australia by bitingmidge, Sydney, Australia by Julie, Székesfehérvár, Hungary by Teomo, Tacloban City, Philippines by agnesdv, Tel-Aviv, Israel by Olga, Terrell (TX), USA by Jim K, Terrell (TX), USA by Bstexas, Tokyo, Japan by Tadamine, Torun, Poland by Glenn, Torun, Poland by Torun Observer, Toulouse, France by Julia, Turin, Italy by Livio, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina by Jazzy, Twin Cities (MN), USA by Slinger, Vichy, France by Delphsnl, Victoria, Canada by Benjamin Madison, Vienna, Austria by G_mirage2, Virginia Beach (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Wailea (HI), USA by Kuanyin, Washington (DC), USA by Rachel, Wassenaar, Netherlands by Rich, West Paris (ME), USA by crittoria, West Sacramento (CA), USA by Barbara, Weston (FL), USA by WestonDailyPhoto, Williamsburg (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Willits (CA), USA by Elaine, Yardley (PA), USA by Mrlynn,

25 comments:

ft. lauderdale daily photo said...

Interesting post! I would never have figured out what those signs were.

Rambling Round said...

These signs are a good idea!

Hyde DP said...

We have similar signs on our streets too. The fire hydrant ones are usually yellow.

Marie-Noyale said...

Important information there.
good choice

Olivier said...

je ne connaissais pas ce type de panneau, c'est une superbe idée pour le thème du mois

I did not know this type of panel, it's a great idea for the theme of the month

raf said...

Good selection for the theme, LD. Colorful, interesting and different.

Jilly said...

That's fascinating. Had no idea such signs, with numbers, existed for firefighters. Great choice for today.

Halcyon said...

Interesting. Would not have known what they meant! Thanks for sharing.

Ineke said...

haha, seen these signs a billion times but never realised what they were for. Thanks for sharing!

agrajag said...

Your firefighters must be very confused then! The photo's a nice publicity for your utility companies :)

babooshka said...

Yellow signs we have, similar but not the same. Interesting idea for the numbers theme.

April said...

Ja, typisch für uns, aber dann gleich vier davon. Moment, das eine muss ich mal gerade rücken ;-))

Rafa said...

wow, never imagined that such signs existed... or that firefighters needed directions.

Great idea! keeping the city safe

Kuanyin said...

Such great organization by the Germans!

The T in D & T said...

Very interesting idea for the theme and nice back story.

Kim said...

LD, I really like the light and composition of your photograph of these hydrant directions. And if you hadn't told us what these were, I'd have lived with a beautiful mystery.

Thanks for telling me about the similar blue building marked with 63 in Saarbrucken. I love when things like that come to our attention, thousands of miles apart.
Happy May Day!
-Kim
Seattle Daily Photo

Neva said...

I had no idea what those numbers meant....thanks for explaining it....not as simple as a fire hydrant!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I never would have guessed what those numbers are for!

I live in the country (Ontario, Canada) where we have special rectangular signs, white printed on green. But hey! I never even thought to use them today!

Lady Demeter said...

yes, it seems as we need such signs because we don't have hydrants standing on the streets like they in e.g. the United States do. We have hydrants, too, of course but they're beneath small covers. I guess that in the case of an emergency (like a burning home) they don't have to look for the covers on the street.

Ken said...

No signs like that. Our fire hydrants are usually painted bright red so they're hard to miss.

Mo said...

Cool I would have never know.

Carraol said...

Great idea for theme day, the signs sure save a lot of lifes, thanks for sharing!

Kris McCracken said...

It all looks very complex!

Greg said...

Interesting post for the theme day :-)


Greg
Hobart Daily
Bicheno Daily

turtle said...

Oh that's really cool. I've never been to Germany but I've heard it is BEAUtiful.

Great post :]