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Signs of Life: Part 26

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From time to time during my travels, I come across signs that I find interesting for one reason or another. Sometimes, they contain clever writing, are humorous, or remind me of some place or event. Here are some from a trip to Munich, Germany, in December 2017, and elsewhere.


Banner from the Munich Summer Olympic Games Stadium.


Across the road from the Olympic Stadium was BMW Welt, BMW's "futuristic distribution center and exhibition hall." As they now own the Rolls Royce brand, I stopped by to check out the latest models.


In 2016, the city of Munich launched BeeZero, the first hydrogen-powered car sharing program.


I found it interesting to see the kangaroo with joey in her pouch.


A gay pride symbol. (A family of lions is called a pride.)


"Work shall set you free."

Sign at the entrance of the Dachau concentration camp.


Yes, "Smoking is deadly," and you see signs like this all around Europe, but the countries still sell cigarettes and people still smoke them!


Perhaps it's the German branch of the Italian "O Sole Mio" chain.


Purveyors of "fair, organic, and vegan fashion."


"We have to stay outside."

Some shops provide a place outside their entrance to tie up a dog's leash. Some also provide water dishes.


At the entrance of the unacompanied-minors' lounge at Munich Airport.


An interesting depiction of the US flag on a poster at Munich Airport, by Ogilvy, "one of Germany's most successful creative agencies in the field of marketing and communication."


A backstreet in Whitby, Yorkshire, a town where I spent four delightful nights.


Where refined Whitby residents walk.


Tiles on the front of a house, also from Whitby. In all my many trips to the UK, I have yet to eat a kipper, for breakfast or at any othertime.


A clever take on the saying, "A picture is worth a thousand words." See pitcher.

A pottery exhibit at a small gallery in Winchester, Virginia, USA.