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Falling Rock Signs in Ireland
|Connemara, VIII.2000; pict. M. Chartier|
|I've already explained how traffic signs in Ireland are
new-world in their behaviour (See Children's crossings and
Men at Work). This is not entirely true for Falling Rocks.
The shape of a Falling-Rock-Sign conforms to this practice: it is a New World diamond. The boulders however are very much Great Britain. Size, shape and position are almost identical to the British design. This is even more true for the find from Kerry: the wall is also copied. But some clumsy officer tried a cover up.
|Kerry, VII.2004; pict. J. Bourriot||Connemara, V.2008; pict. J. Koelstra|
|The other Irish signs use an American canvas for a drawing which is neither American nor British. Rocksigns are peculiar in that they combine the American diamond with a British rock constellation. I wonder why that may be.|
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