And now for something completely different . . .

I’ve been tackling a lot of heavy subjects in my blog lately so I thought I’d throw in some lighter fare, for your sake and mine.  Here’s a collection of quirky, silly and mostly irrelevant observations from my trip so far.  Enjoy!

French planners think of everything:


This pedestrian signage made me very happy:


Warning: Swarm of angry machines ahead!  Run for your lives!


Tram cat in Lyon. Pets are allowed on transit in most of the places I’ve visited – so enlightened!


You know what this beautiful historic statue needs? A parking garage.


Italians are so eco-conscious, they even recycle their bras!


Trying out a wine-delivery bike cart – and my impersonation of a grumpy old Frenchman – in Lyon .

I came across an architecture exhibit about Singapore.  If the US were as densely developed as Singapore, here’s how big our urban footprint would be.

It was a really good exhibit.  But I did a double-take when I saw this photo – what exactly are we conveying about architecture here?

. . . and umm another reason Singapore’s architecture is awesome . . .

This painting, called “The Ricotta Eaters” is in the Musee de Beaux Arts Lyon:

When at all possible, its a good idea to have your mode of transport match your architecture.

Anything sounds better when you put a “le” in front of it –

Thanks for reading.  Next up – Stuttgart!!

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2 Responses to And now for something completely different . . .

  1. jill says:

    great posting/signage. i’m enjoying your blog a lot!

  2. Larry Greene says:

    How fun Autumn. Some relevant to our lives (like the first) and others a window into other ways…wine delivery I like that a lot.

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