Welcome to Athens!

Spotted this one on my first (and so far only) visit to Athens, Greece in the arrivals hall at Athens International Airport (ATH) just outside of passport control. It was a really long flight and I was sure glad to finally get there!

Warning! Rodent Bait

Spotted this on a public street in New York City, where they had barricaded off a section of the sidewalk nearest the buildings, covered it with some sort of black tarp, then plastered these warning signs every so many feet. Had to chuckle since the previous night I ran into a street rat, quite literally.... Continue Reading →

Signs of Summer

Love this “signs of summer” post by my friend and co-worker, especially the “petit bar a chiens”.

Kathryn Presner

I’ve fallen way behind in posting. Instead of continuing to stare at all the great ideas I have for epic posts and not actually writing any of them, I’ll try to break the bloggers’ block by posting some amusing signs I’ve come across in my last couple of months of travels. They might be amusing only to me, so no guarantees… Photos taken in Montréal, Toronto, and Paris, France.

Défense d'afficher (do not post) Do not post. File under: “Irony”

Ice Cold Ramen File under: “Who thought this was a good idea?”

Est-ce que les sacs pour les fruits et légumes vous conviennent? How are the fruit and vegetable bags? File under: “Low-tech, in situ survey technology”

no stapler here File under: “If staplers such a common request, why don’t they just keep one there?”

Petit bar à chiens Little dog bar. File under: “Just plain cute.”

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No Coconuts Allowed

Spotted this when we visited the Ernest Hemingway house in Key West. It's not atypipcal in Florida beach towns for places to specify "shirt and shoes required" but most often, people do know they need to wear pants. Apparently not in Key West. I also had to wonder what was up with the coconuts so... Continue Reading →

Duval Street

The iconic Key West wild party street, Duval Street, in front of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, a gorgeous 19th-century church. As Jimmy Buffett says, there's a thin line between Saturday night and Sunday morning...

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