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Children's Crossing Signs in Zimbabwe

Near Victoria Falls, VII.1994

Near Victoria Falls, VII.1994
near Bulawayo, 16.VI.2017; pict. J. Breine
Zimbabwe is one of the very few countries (with f.e. Trinidad & Tobago, India) where the warning triangle of the earliest genera­tions of road signs can still be seen. It is certainly the only country where all our finds carry the triangle. And even here it is only for the Children's Crossing Signs, as the triangle is gone for the road works.

In Zimbabwe, like in its neighbours, it is the girl that is the tallest person. It is also she who protects the boy. This is charac­teris­tic for signs of the UK-group, a design pro­bably inspired by the idea of a queen pro­tecting her subjects. The drawing, how­ever, is in my opinion much better, more lively, than the original (see South-Africa).

Bulawayo, 20.VI.2017; pict. J. Breine
Whange, 19.VI.2017; pict. J. Breine
Near Victoria Falls, 15.VI.2017; pict. J. Breine

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