Children's crossing in Zanzibar
|Our man on the field was caught red-handed
by the local police not wanting him to take pictures at, of all
places, that exact spot. But, you know, team members have a strong nerve
and are fast with their camera.
This find from Zanzibar belongs to the wide-spread
UK-sign family (in short: sturdy girl drags boy on the road).
There is a small difference with the standard drawing
(compare with Great Britain, South-Africa)
|near Stonetown, VIII.2002;
pict. J. Vanderbiesen
pict. S. Vanacker
|Clearly a sign from a previous generation.
In modern signs the nature of the risk is specified inside the triangle,
not below. You'll find more of this kind in India, where
this design is still very common, and on Mauritius (where
the triangle is open!).
The drawing of the children is very realistic and hints at bad nourishment.
Some people probably will object that they
look more like extra-terrestrials, but a short study of our
samples from Costa Rica or Indonesia proves this to be wrong.
|The children are growing up. They are thinner and furter apart. The boy will soon escape from his sister's wing.
pict. Baeten & De Dier
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