Saturday, December 12, 2009

128 Steps (August 2004)

As I've mentioned in previous posts, I have a fascination with signs designed for the 'public'. And in England, I notice that signs are everywhere, far more so than in Canada where streets often have a sign only only one corner of four, and where I sometimes wake sweating from nightmares in which I'm lost in a mall, unable to find the toilets.

The folks who built this staircase may have wanted to provide some warning to those about to ascend. Or not; I never could figure this one out. Hopefully this is not an attempt at accessibility, since of course a "lift" would be more appropriate, rather than a sign that essentially says "look out--you won't be able to make it up these stairs".

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