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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Shipping signs at the Danube



Every hundred meters, in Austria near Tulln, August 2008

Kilometric sign in Oltenita, Romania, Oktober 2008

The hecto metric signs are the red numbers on the white ground along the Danube. That's a  lot of work to paint the stones. Kilometric signs are white on black boards.

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11 comments:

EG Wow said...

I'm glad it's not my job to paint these signs. :)

ewok1993 said...

red is the perfect paint color for that.

RedPat said...

I like the 3-D aspect!

Lesley said...

Interesting placement for the hecto metric signs - the gardener will need to be vigilant!

Kim, USA said...

I think I don't mind having this job. As long as I can take my camera with me lol!! ^_^ See the second photo I bet across it is beautiful!! ^_^

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Martha Z said...

It does seem like a lot of work but how nice to be able to track your progress along the river. Of course, now with GPS it is not so important.

Randy said...

I like that they are 3-d too. Nice photos. Where are we going tomorrow?

Francisca said...

Interesting... but what is the PURPOSE of these distance signs for ships?

Woody said...

Interesting, I never though about sign for ships, but it makes sense! Nice, fresh paint too.

Pat said...

At least you can stay in the lines when the numbers are raised!

Genie said...

These are sort of like the mile markers along our interstate highways. Love the red...really easy to see. I learned something new today. Genie