Funny But It’s True – A Pictorial Blog of Pedestrian Signs
When I thought of signs I certainly included road signs and street signs in my ideas. But the signs for motorists weren’t quite so easy. I saw lots of them while driving or as a passenger but I wasn’t going to take pictures from moving cars. I do a lot of walking and here are lots of signs for pedestrians. I have included signs aimed at cyclists because often we share the same facilities.
I start with the Thames Path as I’ve done a few sections of it this year. I could have taken many, many more such pictures:
Here are some more footpath signs. Some of them tell you where you are going but some don’t. You will notice lots of other long distance paths sometimes two or three together on the same footpath.
Although we think of footpaths as rural some signs with paths for pedestrians are now found in towns.
The next ones don’t so much go anywhere. They are short usually circular walks taking you on little nature trails.
As a diversion here are some aimed at cyclists.
A few signs aimed mostly at tourists and then some for walkers (and cyclists) that don’t actually point out where to go.
I was going to do a post just about maps but I decided that maps were for pedestrians. They are not useful for passing motorists. Here are some maps from some of the places I have visited over the year at home and abroad.
I spent a lot of time considering the title for this blog. I have gone for one of my early heart-throbs. Helen Shapiro, born in the same year as me, released a song in 1961 when she was fifteen. ‘Walkin’ Back to Happiness’ made number one on the charts for three weeks. It’s vaguely about walking.
Funny but it’s true what loneliness can do
Since I’ve been away I have loved you more each day
Walking back to happiness, woopah, oh, yeah, yeah
Said goodbye to loneliness, woopah, oh, yeah, yeah
I never knew I’d miss you now I know what I must do
Walking back to happiness I shared with you
[Yes, in those days they really had little bits like ‘Woopah oh yeah yeah.’ ]