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Some new signs have appeared in the park recently. I'm not sure who is behind the signs but they have a pleasantly amateurish look - as if they were part of someone's woodwork project in school.


bryan-in-greece said…
I love the way that the paint has dribbled down from the word "DEBATIK" - indeed, the idea of a child's woodwork class homework does spring immediately to mind! Having said, that it certainly makes a pleasant change from the sterile homogenised signs we tend to see in cities, and makes the whole place seem, well, more personable. Maybe you should hop out there, Alwyn, and stick a note on it which says "Fair, but could do better" on the "DEBATIK" sign, and a "Shows promise" on the sign with "MEMORIALET E USHTAREVE..." on it. :-)
our man said…
I wouldn't dare. I was about the most useless student in my school at woodwork and metalwork.
bryan-in-greece said…
Oh well, maybe a note saying "I couldn't have done better myself" is more appropriate then? :-)
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