Falling Rock Signs in Denmark
Møn Island, IV.2007; pict. Ch. Veillon
The main sight on the island of Møn is Møn's Klint,
5 000-year-old chalk cliffs which drop more than hunderd meters into the
sea and are a major tourist attraction for Danes and foreigners alike.
It's presumably also the only spot in Denmark with a falling rock sign. But that
was no impediment for our man in the field. I'll tell you : what our spotters are not able to dig up is not there.
We knew already that Denmark and the Faeroe Islands carry the same line of
Men at Work and Children's Crossing signs
and the similarity of the Falling Rock signs is therefore hardly a surprise.
Before this find, my theory was that all rock-signs of Faeroe
were imported from countries like Iceland and Norway. Now, however, we must count with
two (3 says our watchguard) possible scenarios:
- The sign jumped from Iceland to Faeroe were it became mirrored and
then traveled further to Denmark.
- The sign is Danish design and was brought to the
- The sign was born on the Faeroes and then traveled to Denmark as well as to Iceland.
Who shall tell ?
Did you notice that the boulders landed on their tip and managed to stay upright?
Quite a performance. It is even more outspoken in