|Notice the dome-shaped heaps. You won't see that
often. Most heaps on road signs are more
irregularly shaped and tend to be triangular.
Both are very nice old fashioned signs.
Certainly the weathered worker from Trento shows fine detail: a clear face,
trousers above the ankle, feet and a big spade.
The Arizzano find is still very good, but the man is
loosing his own personality. He's weighed down under the heavy work (look
at the spade) and reminds us of designs in other countries (e.g. Belgium, Cyprus, Greece)
|We have an identical sign from Switzerland. It's not the first time that we witness
transborder contamination, but in this case we'll have to wait for more samples
in order to understand who is invading the neighbours.
The heaps merit a close look. They feature an undulating
surface. We have a sign from Spain with
even stronger waves.