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Falling Rock Signs in Ireland

Connemara, VIII.2000; pict. M. Chartier
I've already explained how traffic signs in Ireland are new-world in their behaviour (See Children's crossings and Men at Work). This is not entirely true for Falling Rocks.

The shape of a Falling-Rock-Sign conforms to this practice: it is a New World diamond. The boulders however are very much Great Britain. Size, shape and position are almost identical to the British design. This is even more true for the find from Kerry: the wall is also copied. But some clumsy officer tried a cover up.


Great Britain
Kerry, VII.2004; pict. J. Bourriot Connemara, V.2008; pict. J. Koelstra
The other Irish signs use an American canvas for a drawing which is neither American nor British. Rocksigns are peculiar in that they combine the American diamond with a British rock constellation. I wonder why that may be.

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