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Many cities have very different street signs!

In here (Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal) street signs were recently changed due to local pressure to preserve Póvoa's traditions. those drawings are names of city inhabitants that are still living or passed away. It also has the colours of the city, white and blue. Also it explains the name of each street, showed from whom the naming cames from.




signs for cars (we already had this before), it is a different sign and some cities only have signs like these. We only use it for directions, for instance where downtown is located, hospitals, hotels, schools, casino, etc....

here in a foggy winterly night.


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those are names of the common people as I said, that's why city hall is changing street signs.

here's some explanation in English:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siglas_Poveiras
Pretty cool with the old Scandinavian runes :happy:



In Copenhagen ( and Denmark in general ) they look like this:



They are either mounted on walls or polls and are usually blue with white writing.. ( this differ a bit from location to location ), in this case it's the font and colour used by Copenhagen Municipal.. ( notice the heart dot :) )
 

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Pretty cool with the old Scandinavian runes :happy:

They are either mounted on walls or polls and are usually blue with white writing.. ( this differ a bit from location to location ), in this case it's the font and colour used by Copenhagen Municipal.. ( notice the heart dot :) )
what about that hearth dot. is it the symbol of Copenhagen city hall?!

folkevej... street of the people? road of the people?!
 

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Here's a pretty typical Ottawa street sign. They're always bilingual, French first, English second (grammatically correct in both languages that way), and will usually display the closest number on the street, or, alternately, point out which numbers are in which direction.

The Corso Italia sign below is specific to Little Italy, which also features Via Marconi (actually Gladstone Ave.). There are a few other similarly renamed or redesigned signs in other areas around the city, where appropriate.

 

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Atlanta Street Signs

Blue street signs found in high-visibility/tourist/convention areas:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/yanec/899439085/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/kt/1026902331/



http://www.flickr.com/photos/cathalaincarter/2545013599/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/commonobjects/1364018943/



http://www.flickr.com/photos/lariza/324466201/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/sfpitman/2191767388/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/starsandrockets/1277759452/



Standard green street signs throughout most of the city:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/shonteen/41067552/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/shonteen/41067552/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/jekemp/15477884/



http://www.flickr.com/photos/carolinahornig/2105727178/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/ironchapman/150799177/



Neighborhood markers attached to standard green signs:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wademunday/2569809391/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/amberlrhea/2065707117/



http://www.flickr.com/photos/russell_reno/2305527591/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/madesigns/2453719439/




Wayfinding and Information signs:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/procrast8/207660414/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/starsandrockets/1185544992/in/photostream/



http://www.flickr.com/photos/naturenut46/2512595740/ http://www.atlantadowntown.com/CapAdidInitiatives_Wayfinding.asp http://www.corbindesign.com/portfolio/gov_atlanta.html#PORTFOLIO_STOP



http://www.silvermancpm.com/projects/projectWindow.cfm?id=101034 http://www.flickr.com/photos/photohound/561028420/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/ironchapman/67296796/



http://www.flickr.com/photos/catjannik/408901885/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/bakuhatsu1/2549831776/
 

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Streetsign in Brussels, like in Canada their are bilingual. The white streetsign is not a real one, it is a promotion for "Brussels European Comic Book Capital" After a while their were sold for charity.

 

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In the historical zones there are brown boards:


Whereas in non-historical zones there are blue ones:


Note: in the wider stripe there is name of the street, in the smaller name of the district.
There also will be boards with information about districts, police stations, cinemas, theatres, hospitals, monuments etc.
The system was borrowed from the capital of Poland - Warsaw.
[photos taken from polish Wikipedia]
 

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I don't like ours in Turkey

 
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