||Longyearbyen was in full development and I expected
a warning sign on every other corner, but now I consider myself lucky
to have found (the) one !
The Spitsbergen men-at-work road sign is the same as
in Norway. I don't consider that a great discovery. It happens
more often than not that the mainland defines the design for
What is worth noticing is that the Norwegian design
is adapted to a cold climate. The drawing is probably made
with Svalbard in mind ! And I can prove it.
Visit Belgium, Cyprus, Danemark, France, and all
other countries where the design features a baseline.
The worker is always firmly planted on that line.
The Norwegian worker hangs on the shaft of his spade.
The shaft has a crack and it's only a matter of time before he (let's hope safely) lands.
A workman has no reason to hang so strongly onto his spade, unless the
blade is stuck into the heap. The origin of that problem can only
be an unexpected temperature drop.
(Even our scientific advisor is flabbergasted.)