2.09.2007

A Friendly Reminder

More Neighborhood Charm...
February 2007

While I have been showing you all the quaint nooks and crannies of our neighborhood, I wanted to make sure that I included this image. Parking is highly sought after because the Hill is surrounded by the narrowest of streets. Drivers are constantly having to weave in and out of parked cars to make there way through the traffic. There are very few driveways so it is mainly first come first serve street parking. Because of this, it is taken very seriously by the residents here as you can see....

On an outing I noticed one of our neighbors had put this sign on their garage. John and I have had a pretty good laugh over this one because we really were shocked to see this displayed. We especially liked that it was in two languages just in case you didn't understand English. There were no thoughts about compostition or imagery here. I captured this simply because it made me laugh and that is one of the things I love to do most in my life.

I hope this photo makes you laugh as well or at least smile! Have a great weekend!

22 comments:

Elaine said...

How funny. Do people obey it?

Anna said...

Yes they actually do!

Nicole said...

WOW. They are serious about that, huh. Don't even THINK about it! Ha. :)

photowannabe said...

That's serious business. I guess I would think twice about chancing it. It is funny and a great capture.
From your avantar you really do look like a woman who loves to smile and laugh. There is a definate glow about you.

Pod said...

that's funny ;0)

Melyssa said...

The next sign to be added to the fence will be a picture of a shot gun :)

Lori Schmidt (LoriProPhoto) said...

LOL Anne I know the feeling, parking anywhere in London inside or outside the M25 is a nightmare!!

I can imagine the frustration that prompted these people to post this sign.

Lori

HAHARADIO said...

i was definitly at Urbana!

it was a life changing experience. 22,000 people all shouting, singing, and raising their hands to Jesus

closest to heaven i've ever been

:)

did you have a good time??

Anna said...

That is too funny! LOL

bluemountainmama said...

that's great, anna! it did bring a smile to my face....

kenju said...

I have seen signs like that here, Anna, in DC and NYC. It is FUNNY, no matter where it is!

Sarch said...

Yep....you made me smile :)

I always thought the Brits too proper to post a sign like that. It smacks of...dare I say it....American brashness! :)

photowannabe said...

I knew there was something different about you from your comments and as I said before , from your picture. After reading your comments on John's (viewfinder)site and the comments about Urbana, I knew. We are sisters in the Lord. Great feeling. Just wanted you to know.
Sue of photowannabe

Mike said...

This did make me smile. The wording on the English sign is just great.

sarch would be surprised just how unreserved Brits can be over street parking. People will go to all sorts of lengths to protect that little strip of tarmac in front of their home.

Babystepper said...

I used to live up in the mountains of CO. There was a sign in our Wal-mart parking lot that said, "NO CAMPING" We thought that was pretty classy. I took a picture of it and my boyfriend (husband now) had it up on his wall forever. =)

Ash said...

Cool! Well-spotted!

Kendra said...

It sounds so much nicer in French.

objectif-plume said...

├ža ne donne pas envie de se parquer, c'est clair!

AB said...

Oh how I needed that laugh Anna! :D

I sure wouldn't want to risk their wrath by parking there!

busybusymomma said...

THAT is hilarious! ;)

Jill said...

I've not seen that before!

Anonymous said...

Your pictures are such a joy to look at each day. I know you are enjoying the time spent with your children...while I enjoy seeing them grow. Linda F