Men at Work in Spain
|It was only thanks to Bernardo's molino project our team visited Ara. We rounded the corner and there: traffic sign delight! Until then Spanish men at work were rather dull, but now birds started singing. The panel radiates tradition. Good company for the Danish children and worker.||The picture breathes a no frills philosophy: forget about the fancy helmet; let's roll up sleeves and start shoveling. Every detail is nevertheless finished with the same accuracy. Observe the sleeves, the trousers, the shoes, even the heaps.|
|Did you notice the feet and, more particularly, the legs? Compare this with the Danish man. One must be wrong, I think, but I'm not sure:something more to observe while queueing.|
|Ara, XI.1996||Denmark (1996)|
|Next come the three common most road workers. They are also frequently seen on the Canary Islands (Baeten & De Dier, XII.1998).|
|Jánovas, 1995||Boltaña, 1992||Burguete, 1993|
|Recent signs, like the one in Jánovas, have lost identity.
Only the heap is not streamlined, yet.
Visit Italy for a discussion about a twin-brother.
|Interesting observation: The Spanish worker plants one of his feet in the heap behind him. A habit only seen on the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal) and on the Canary and Balearic Islands.|
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|More signs from Spain: Children crossing - Falling rocks|
|Road signs from the Balearic Islands: Men at work - Children's crossing - Falling rocks|
|Road signs from the Canary Islands: Men at work - Children crossing - Falling rocks|