Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Signe étrange


I have seen this sign only once or twice in Paris, but love the sense of humor.

No left turn!

or... does it say, "Don't bend the Eiffel Tower!"

This is one of many designs of Clet Abraham,
who places his artistic, non-destructive stickers on signs around Europe.

(Thanks, Rob and Mandy for the information)


Rue Laffitte facing 
Église Notre Dame de Lorette 
75009, Paris

26 comments:

Sylvia K said...

I LOVE it!! And I, too, love the sense of humor! Just the giggle I needed this evening! Thank you, Genie!! Hope you're enjoying a beautiful week!

Hugs
Sylvia

helen tilston said...

Hello Genie

That is highly amusing. Very clever

Helen xx

Louis la Vache said...

Trés drole!

Hana de Prague said...

J´adore!
Have a nice week, Genie!

Joe said...

Makes me smile. I must admit if I came accross this sign while driving I may have not understood the instruction.

biebkriebels said...

Very funny sign, I go for your second option!

Andy said...

Okay Genie, that was my laugh for the day.

This is Belgium said...

never seen it before ! bravo for your sense of detail and your photographic eye
great fun pic !
anni

Malyss said...

Never seen that before, but i like it very much!

Virginia said...

Now that's a good one!
V

Ivana said...

This is so amazing! I love this sign and I love the sense of humour :)

xx Ivana
Macarons and Pearls

Rob and Mandy said...

Wonder if it is by the same artist who made the ones in Livorno, on VP and Trillian's Livorno Daily Photo blog?

Denise Costello said...

How cute! Must get back to see for myself, though:-))

Kris said...

HA HA, I love this...a bent Eiffel Tower used this way is very, very clever.

Palomasea said...

Both? heee...

Thank you so much, chere Genie for coming by!
What beautiful words...and you work with glass?
I would love to see some of your pieces...
Have a beautiful day, dear friend!
Bises,
- Irina

Louise said...

I love it!

Alexa said...

The French crack me up. Nice catch, Genie!

Mary said...

Now that is truly fabulous! love love love it. :D

Harriet said...

Very unique and truly ONLY IN PARIS would one find this.

Jack said...

That is really good, I also wondered if it was done by the artist VP showed from Livorno. It is similar art with the same droll humor.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Rob and Jack, thank you! I have now researched and linked to the post by VP, along with updating this post. The artist is Clet Abraham and he uses non-damaging "stickers" on existing signs. Very cool!

Irina, send me an email, mon amie, svp.

Now, I am going to have to start looking for these. This one was not seen in google-maps.

Bises,
Genie

Halcyon said...

Hee! I love it. :)

Vreni said...

I´ve seen a "don´t bend the Eiffel Tower" sign on Rue de Turbigo last November. And more signs in Rome. I didn´t know the name of the artist, thank you for sharing it.

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Siddhartha Joshi said...

Hahah...creative!
:)

Zane Wooder said...

I'd love to see signs like this where I live but everyone here is too serious.

-zane