Your mom told me that you like stop signs a lot. When I was your age, I really liked old coins and when I got a little older, I really liked baseball cards and now that I’m grown up, one of the things I like a lot is old buildings that people don’t use anymore. I especially like looking at pictures of old buildings and I spend a lot of time searching online for them.
So when your mom said you like to look for stop sign pictures, I thought it would be fun to ask my friends who read my blog to take some stop sign pictures for you. They asked their friends and a whole bunch of people went out and took photos of stop signs all over the world just for you.
We hope that you like them!
P.S. If you click on the photos, some of them have bigger versions and you’ll be able to see the stop signs better.
P.P.S. Some people took a bunch of photos so I put one here and linked to the others. Go have a look!
From Ine in the Netherlands: These were taken right outside the headquarters of Shell (the oil company) in Amsterdam. I work just around the corner. There aren’t that many stop signs in the Netherlands anymore I think. Most of the streets near my house have traffic lights. Maybe they thought people weren’t paying enough attention to signs. The word “Stop” is the same in Dutch (the language we speak in the Netherlands) as in English.
Also from Ine at the same location: The location of the stop sign is here: http://goo.gl/maps/64Mcj. You won’t be able to see it on Google Streetview because they were still building when the satellite picture was taken. But it’s right where you see the white squares on the bicycle path. The white squares are also a sign, painted on the street, to warn drivers to slow down because of the bicycle path.
This is a photo I took of a stop sign on a train platform in Seoul, South Korea. The Korean word for stop is pronounced “Jong Jee”.
From Justin Z: “Arrêt Stop”=Canadian
Another Canadian sign from Justin Z, also in French and English
From Justin Z: a Tunisian stop sign
A Malaysian Stop Sign from Justin Z
A 40-year-old French stop sign from Justin Z
A French stop sign from Justin Z
From Heidi Marie: I took it from a moving car this morning in Turkey. I take pictures of signs. Lots of them. lol. I guess it is something I really like, always have – as an adult, people don’t really get to tell me I can’t like it and can’t do it. I hope he enjoys this one. — in Istanbul, Turkey.
From birchfox: Here’s a stop sign from my hometown, Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada. It’s in English and Inuktitut. I didn’t take it since I’m not home right now, but it’s still pretty cool. The Inuktitut is written in syllabics; in Roman Orthography it says “nuqqarit”.
Also from birchfox: In the smaller communities, they leave the English out entirely and it looks like this
This is a stop sign next to garage entrance of the J. Edgar Hoover building in Washington DC (headquarters of the FBI). The sign says, “STOP ID Check”. It’s pretty hard to find stop signs in Washington DC because most of the intersections have stop lights.
A pair of stop signs from Pete G’s neighborhood
Liz H. took photos of a bunch of signs in her neighborhood. The others are at http://s1367.photobucket.com/user/steelbluel/library/stop%20signs?sort=3&page=1
From Sharon O: “Gas Dept. Lady directing traffic around road work.”
From Rene S: mini stop sign on a walking path!
From Robin S: This is a stop sign I photographed on the corner of Ashby Ave & Acton St in Berkeley, CA back in 2006. An action group ‘modified’ a large number of stop signs in Berkeley to say “STOP DRIVING”. I’m not sure what their point was — I think pollution from cars, getting people to bike more. Hope you like it.
From William V: It’s in Arabic…al khor
From Jo: Stop sign at a train crossing in New Zealand. There are a whole bunch more New Zealand stop sign photos from Jo at http://www.flickr.com/photos/99268821@N07/sets/72157634761962216/
From Lucy R: Often in England we just write STOP on the road for our stop sign. The solid white line means stop too. This is in Bournemouth, England, UK. It is the solid horizontal white line that means stop here, signs/writing are only put up to make it more obvious. Can’t think of anywhere we have an actual sign.
From Julia: A great sign from the bahama’s.
And to top it all off Chris Mears has started an entire
blog of stop sign photos from his neighborhood!