Some of you reading this perhaps have the kind of role and mindset which mean that you spend as much time photographing the labels and interpretive boards at visitor attractions, as you do photographing the attraction.
Be it great ideas to steal, or the failed ideas you want to punish your graphic design friends with (I'm looking at you museum at the Globe Theater...) some signs just need a wider audience to appreciate them.
Here's a gem from The Rock of Gibraltar. On a recent holiday I was left pondering - Did they plan to remove the older sign? Did they originally plan to locate the new sign in a different location? Did different people not communicate clearly about the sign's contents and/or location? Did they think the extra few mm in size would help people read the text on the copy of the sign shown on the sign, as opposed to the original sign?
As an aside go and explore the Great Siege Tunnels if ever at the rock, as you don't have flipping Barbary macaques trying to nick things off you, they're cool, they contain far fewer tourists, and they are a very genuinely interesting bit of history.
A previous venue I worked at had some offices in the older refurbished areas of the building, as well as the newly built extension. They were cramped, but very beautiful as a work space. One staff member had regular "visitors", as her office was the first door at the very top of the main stair case.
To get to the top of the stairs, people had to actively climb over or unclip two rope barriers, and squeeze around or move a Private sign on a freestanding post.
On one occasion, she had to ask a visitor if they would delete the photo they had just taken of her sitting at her desk.
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