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Old January 25th, 2010, 05:26 PM   #1
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City-entrance signs

I am searching for pictures of City-entrance signs in different European countries. Basically, I am interested in some ambiguous scenarios related to these signs. If you have any interesting images related to these signs, please post them here.
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Old January 25th, 2010, 07:19 PM   #2
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Entering the big French cities. All these signs appear at the borders of the municipalities ("communes" in French; e.g. the "City of Lyon" = the "municipality of Lyon" = the "commune of Lyon").

Paris:




Lyon: Lyon typifies the absurdity of the French cities' administrative borders which not only cut across urban areas, but often also cut across the most central parts of the urban areas as in the case of the super small municipality of Lyon.


Marseille:


Lille:


Toulouse:


A rare sign in France: the Toulouse City Hall wishes you "Bonne route" as you cross the administrative border of the large municipality of Toulouse on your way out.


Nice: The translation in Niçard dialect is really a fancy of the city hall, given that almost nobody speaks Niçard anymore.


Another rare sign. The City of Nice welcomes you in many languages as you cross its administrative border.


Nantes:


Strasbourg:


All the things you need to know when you enter the municipality of Strasbourg.
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Old January 25th, 2010, 08:37 PM   #3
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For the Netherlands I'd check out http://borden.plaatsengids.nl. It's got pics of the signs of all Dutch towns.
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Old January 25th, 2010, 08:43 PM   #4
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In Overseas France the city/town signs are the same as in Metropolitan France.

Here in Mayotte:
[img]http://i49.************/ekn8tz.jpg[/img]

Here in the bush in New Caledonia:
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Here in French Guiana:
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Old January 31st, 2010, 12:49 PM   #5
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Some of Portsmouth signs. None of these is placed on the actual city border. So, at least they are placed.

Quality of pics is as it is, but hopefully You can see something.
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Old January 31st, 2010, 03:22 PM   #6
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Uppersilesian colours (blue&gold) + city's coat of arms + welcome in various languages. I belive they stand at every major entrance to the city (dual carriageways).
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Old January 31st, 2010, 04:02 PM   #7
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Is it Dk81 or 86?
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Old January 31st, 2010, 04:23 PM   #8
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DK86 right on Tychy-Katowice border: http://tiny.pl/hmp4l
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Old January 31st, 2010, 05:20 PM   #9
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Entrance from Croatia to the city of Neum, the coastal city in Bosnia & Herzegovina

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Old January 31st, 2010, 05:26 PM   #10
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Danish town entrance sign
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Old January 31st, 2010, 05:34 PM   #11
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Entrance from Croatia to the city of Neum, the coastal city in Bosnia & Herzegovina
I really like this Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian words "Dobro dos(z)li"
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Old January 31st, 2010, 05:46 PM   #12
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Hehe, thanks. And we really like Polish/Slovak/Czech "sz", "cz" and "w" words (look at my Location in my nick how Sarajevo is spelled)
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Old January 31st, 2010, 07:58 PM   #13
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But you know that sz=š ?

Nevertheless, normal Polish entrance signs (the previous example from Katowice is unofficial) looks like this:


White sign means the beginning of built-up area. Usually it is placed together with the sign with place name, but sometimes the green sign is placed at the administrative border and the built-up area begins further, where there are actually some buildings alongside the road.

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Old January 31st, 2010, 08:01 PM   #14
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So only the white/black sign means you have to drive 50 km/h?
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Old January 31st, 2010, 08:02 PM   #15
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Hehe, thanks. And we really like Polish/Slovak/Czech "sz", "cz" and "w" words (look at my Location in my nick how Sarajevo is spelled)
OT: Actually, there are no sz cz and w words in czech and slovak, we use š č and v OTOH, "sz" that stands for "s" is hungarian one (s = š, sz = s).
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Old January 31st, 2010, 08:10 PM   #16
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OT: Actually, there are no sz cz and w words in czech and slovak, we use š č and v OTOH, "sz" that stands for "s" is hungarian one (s = š, sz = s).

Hungarian version: Szarajevó
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Old January 31st, 2010, 08:19 PM   #17
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Uppersilesian colours (blue&gold) + city's coat of arms + welcome in various languages. I belive they stand at every major entrance to the city (dual carriageways).
one mistake..

It isn`t "Vitame" but "Vitajte" in Slovak and "Vítejte" in Cezch. "Vitame" is also correct but only with "vás" = "Vítame vás" (in Slovak).

or that`s another language

if I am sure, there is not another
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Old January 31st, 2010, 08:20 PM   #18
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HUNGARY

New types:




old ones:




bilingual (except 1 ) from Google Earth:

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OT: Actually, there are no sz cz and w words in czech and slovak, we use š č and v OTOH, "sz" that stands for "s" is hungarian one (s = š, sz = s).
Is not Czech and Slovak š, č similarly pronounced to Polish sz, cz but a bit softer? Not as soft as Polish "Ś, ć" though.

Btw. we say Sarajewo

@ Chris Zwolle - Yes, exactly. Green ones show where you are and indicate town/ village borders.

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Old January 31st, 2010, 08:39 PM   #20
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But you know that sz=š ?
Yeah i know, but "sz" looks cooler to us than "š"
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