Children's Crossing Signs from Serbia
near Požarevac, 15.vi.2007; pict. De Knijf & Demolder
near Požarevac, 15.vi.2007;
pict. De Knijf & Demolder
pict. J. Koelstra
School zone — Belgrado, 27.v.2016;
pict. J. Breine
Serbia shares this design with the girl carrying a propellor
in her neck with neighbour Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Let's hope both countries stick to it.
That's what I wrote
before the Zlatibor find came in.
Our latest finds suggest that the propellor-girl's time is over. She must
make room for much poorer designs also seen in other countries of the region (e.g. Slovenia,
Serbia, like Croatia, currently also deploys signs of the
— originally limited to countries
bordering the Sea — which becomes more widespread than ever and nowadays can be found
in countries like Ethiopia
, or Iran
It is weird that the parts of former Yugoslavia — a region
known for its exceptional strong memory for things deep in the past —
turn so readily toward ugly novelties.