Nederlands

Men at
Work
in
Armenia

Hoktemberian, VII.1998; pict. M. Tailly Giumri, VII.2001; pict. M. Tailly

Roadsign sampling is not easy in Armenia.
Our man in the field explains:
... because of the highspeed driving and the fact that every instruction had to pass our interpreter. Our Armenian driver did not understand —in any case did not react to— the word Stop, and the local equivalent being extremely long I couldn't remember it. ...
I can only stress, once again, the need for a thorough preparation: learn your stop vocabulary.
Another challenge, apart from the language problems, is the overwhelming diversity in the designs.
It is nevertheless possible to classify the finds into a group rather close to the design of countries of the former communist block Russia, Belarus, Lituania (first row) and another group of more individual expressions of an artist (second row).

The Aparan sign is probably a diplomat recently turned to a new job as roadworker. He still has the habit of probing the depth of the water.


Hoktemberian, VII.1998;
pict. M. Tailly
Dilidschan, VIII.2002;
pict. A. Anselin
Giumri, VII.2001;
pict. M. Tailly
Giumri, VII.2001;
pict. M. Tailly
Sisian, VIII.2002;
pict. A. Anselin
Dilidschan, VIII.2002;
pict. A. Anselin
Giumri, VII.2001;
pict. M. Tailly
Vedi, VII.2001;
pict. M. Tailly
Aparan, VIII.2002;
pict. A. Anselin
Giumri, VI.2003;
pict. M. Tailly
Goris -> Karabakh,
09.VII.2006; pict. M. Tailly
D'ger, 09.VII.2006;
pict. M. Tailly
Goris 15.VIII.2010;
pict. M. Tailly

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