Europe 2011

Odds and Ends

Nick likes to collect photos of some of the signs we see as we travel.

 

A Hong Kong hotel with a rather unsuitable name for a place that rents rooms by the hour. †

 

Hong Kong again. It is anybody's guess what (if anything) is meant by the name of this cafe. †

 

A really unfortunate (although maybe accurate) name for a cosmetic shop in Hong Kong. †

 

Grand Bazaar, Istanbul. *

 

Signs for villas for rent in Oia, Santorini. I just liked the weathered appearance. †

 

The height of elegance on the main shopping street of Rhodes. †

 

Tho ducths are thafe. But it doethn't thay anything about wabbits.... †

 

At Vaison-la-Romaine, adjacent road signs showed the old style ... †

 

and the rather less attractive new style. †

 

Some mild confusion in Azay-le-Rideau: turn left to get to Tours and also turn left for all other destinations. †

 

Hairdresser in Loches. *

 

On some of the travel forums that we use, people sometimes express disbelief that a road sign of a red circle with white centre means "No vehicles past this point", so here are two examples. This one indicates a pedestrian street in Santes. †

 

And this is a residents-only area in Brouage. †

 

Instructions on how to behave in a Zürich tram. We liked the one prohibiting the use of a saw on the seating. *

Some doors. Nick likes taking photos of unusual doors, preferably in poor repair. Here are some of them.


Harem, Topkapi Palace, Istanbul


Harem, Topkapi Palace, Istanbul


Harem, Topkapi Palace, Istanbul


Harem, Topkapi Palace, Istanbul


Istanbul


Church, Paleokastritsa, Corfu


Delphi: door and rising damp


Nafplio


Rhodes Town


Rhodes Town


Rhodes Town


Rhodes Town


Rhodes Town


Lindos


Church in Lindos


Athens


Well-worn building in Orange


Detail of door


La Cavalerie, near Millau


La Cavalerie, near Millau


La Cavalerie, near Millau


Saintes


Old Hôtel de Ville, Saintes


Beaulieu-lès-Loches


Beaulieu-lès-Loches


Château de Chambord


Château de Montresor


Church, Lampaul-Guimiliau

The last page gives you some information about the hotels that we used.

 

Copyright © 2011 by *Lynn Booth or †Nick Booth. Please contact us if you wish to use a photo.