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Falling Rock Signs in Cuba
|Alto de Naranja, Santo Domingo, 13.V.2005||La Farola -> Baracoa, 17.V.2005|
|We knew from a team member's visit in 2001 that there was at least one falling rock sign on the island and after fourteen days we were inclined into accepting it being the only one. But after 2350 km we were suddenly infatuated with the island, its people and their leaders.||After that glorious moment several more falling rocks crossed our path but apparently the find from 2001 is the only roadsign standing on its own. I couldn't find any similar design in our collection. It's probably a local design not influenced by any other country. Pitty it has suffered so much.|
|Alto de Naranja, Santo Domingo, 13.V.2005||Alto de Naranja, Santo Domingo, 13.V.2005||Soroa N.P., X.2001; pict. H. Jochems|
|All other finds belong to one of two groups.
The first group occurs mostly around Santo Domingo and is the same species
that we've seen in Slovakia and only there. Nowhere else.
It's not the Slovenian nor
the Italian kind which are indeed very close but
feature no, or a longer, bottomline.
Notice that one of the panels is wrongly mounted. Like I explained in Armenia it's probably by purpose.
|The second group features more natural shapes.
The boulders are irregular, just like the wall, and they are numbered four or five
instead of six.
It looks like the drawing is inspired by a roadsign from Spain.
|La Farola -> Baracoa, 17.V.2005||Pilón, 15.V.2005||Pilón -> Santiago de Cuba, 15.V.2005|
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|More roadsigns from Cuba: Men at work - Children's crossing|