woensdag 17 februari 2016

Signs, signs

Various signs in this photo. Starting from the left, the white and red direction sign is for slow traffic pointing to South Amsterdam , West Amsterdam, Haarlem and Zaanstad.
The flags are there because the Netherlands are chairman of the European Union (EU) for half a year and have their meetings in Amsterdam now. Every member of the EU is a chairman each half year and this is the twelfth time for the Netherlands.
Then there is a red sign in the front warning not to place your bike or motorbike outside the parking facilities. Amsterdam tries to handle the tsunami of parked bicycles everywhere in the streets. The not correct parked bikes are transported to a remote area where you can get your bike after paying a fine.
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17 opmerkingen:

  1. Looks like there are no unemployed sign makers in Amsterdam. Business is booming. :)

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  2. When there are so many bikes in one place.....I am amazed that one can find which bike is theirs.

    Yes Leslie made everything herself...and she does not have a restaurant.

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  3. Lots of color, but too many to really pay much attention to any single one.

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  4. I would hate to have to find my bike if the authorities took it away to a remote location!

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  5. "the tsunami of parked bicycles" an excellent description of what we've seen many times on your blog.

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  6. Too many bikes is a better problem than too many cars, I think!

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  7. I wish the only parking problem we had was with bikes instead of cars. There are also some interesting banners in your photo.

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  8. Gosh! You mean they actually tow your bike away?! Bummer!

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  9. Interesting that they fine people for parking their bike in the wrong place. Here the problem is cars!

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  10. I sometimes find too many signs distracting...but I suppose they are needed too.

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  11. I sometimes wonder how we managed without signs Marianne :)

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  12. I sometimes wonder how we managed without signs Marianne :)

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  13. Well, all of them are very helpful yet so many in one spot. Great find!

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