Monday, August 11, 2008

ODD SHOTS MONDAY - ARE WE THERE YET?

Ramsey, is just plain weird. Last week my odd shot was a footprint from a series of footprints that guide you part way round the town. Well across the road from those footprints was this oddity. What do you make of this?

Sadly it's recently been taken down. I took the shot before it was removed, again just documenting the town for posterity. How odd is it though? If you come into town by bus, right across the road from the bus station was this enormous sign on a slopping tree, pointing straight into town. So no need to approach a local. Look up ( you really couldn't miss it) and follow the pointed finger, and then follow the footprints. How simple is that! Irony is, Ramsey is so small, you actually don't need this rather threatening giant hand with the finely manicured nails
(gender indiscriminate) pointing out the direction, the place is too small to get lost.

Please, please put this sign back. I love it. It's just so quirky like the bright green footprints, the shocking purple house, and the swinging bridge. These are the oddities that makes Ramsey, well Ramsey. These are what make this town, from this funny little island unique.

What then in your town distinguishes it from any other place?

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49 comments:

George Townboy said...

You added that graphic, didn't you??? C'mon, out with it!! LOL

Just kidding.

To answer your question (the last one asked): me.

The Ramsey Massive posse said...

I hadn't even noticed the sign was gone. I agree put it back, It was a right laff! Are you Mrs Barker? Mr Barker was my teacher.

Coca Cutie said...

Very interesting.
BTW: Is that tree some kind of purple Crepe Myrtle?

Judi~Gmj said...

One comment for three posts; love the sky watch, blue sky and clouds tthat show movement! Sweet little birds. and this, well this is crazy fun.

Virginia said...

I guess we need to be grateful the sign didn't feature another....uh...finger! Yikes.
I do love your quirky little town.

Lawstude said...

Hahaha. First there's foot, now there is a hand, what's next for Ramsey? Odd but a pretty and nice place if u ask me based on the pics you showed us. Have a nice week ahead.

Louis la Vache said...

Yes - first the foot - then the hand.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
NEXT THE HEAD!
BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Rambling Round said...

Definitely an odd but informative sign!

Boise Diva said...

Was it pointing the right way? Put it back!

CrazyCow said...

Even though I don't live there, my vote is to put it back. I love the things that make a town unique and fun.

Eki Qushay Akhwan said...

I got the impression that this sign (and the footprints you posted last week) make the signs more intimate/warm because they use human limbs. I don't know if others feel the same. :)

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

i live in one of those predictable places where a bit of spark like this wouldnt go amiss

Olivier said...

voila un panneau indicateur original et que l'on ne peut pas manquer

voila a sign that the original and can not be missed

Greyscale Territory said...

Ramsey may be plain weird, and I so love plain weird! Such fun! I too would ask for this sign back!

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Have a wonderful week!

Mo said...

I agree, put the sign back.

Anonymous said...

Yeah!

zakscloset said...

hahaha! that looks brilliant! footprints and finger pointing...i love the idea! and i love your writing, it's funny :^)

mannanan said...

How on earth did I miss this. Brilliant shot.Just hope it was pointing in the right direction else people would get lost!!

Aileni said...

Somebody must have decided it was pointless.

Texas Travelers said...

Great sign.
Start a "Restore the Sign" movement.

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Lilli & Nevada said...

Well that is definitley odd i have never seen anything like that i agree put the sign back.

Professor said...

Definitely odd and quirky but I agree- put it back. It's such a novelty!

RuneE said...

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Laurie said...

I love it, too. It's like being in a cartoon!

Gattina said...

For me it would be just big enough, because I never find my way, lol !

Bibi said...

Why does this sign remind me of something from Alice in Wonderland? Anyway, I vote for it to come back!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I agree, put the sign back! ;-)

Brad, Boston said...

You do live in a neat place.

Jackie said...

I thought you'd Photoshopped the pointy hand onto an ordinary tree photo too! That is just too cool - definitely bring it back!

marley said...

Why aren't all street signs like this?! It would be so much more fun!

Ken said...

Without that how are all the locals finding their way to the town centre;)

diane cook said...

I believe a hand like this is needed in many places. Great odd shot!

Luke Wiley said...

I like the sign!

JM said...

I also like the sign! Much funnier than the common ones similar everywhere! Put it back, put it back! :-)

kaz said...

Your blog is so funny!

Island Rambles Blog said...

You may have made that sign up...but your blog is so funny I come here just to see what you will do next....always a surprise...I am just back catching up on your blog...cheers

A. CRAINE said...

That sign was taken down as it was a distraction. There are no plans to reintroduce it. The footprints will stay as they are a help to the children. They may be introduced by the new school.

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I hope this has helped you with any question you may have had.

Superb images of the island.

Katney said...

Well, at least you won't get lost. Though, I think that there are two memebers of my family who are just directionally challenged enough to do so.

piedmontperspective said...

LOL! Maybe this is the town that was the inspiration for some of the Monty Python skits? Great shot!

Rambling Woods said...

Too bad..I like the sign...Eki made a good point..seems like a nice touch I think....

diXymiss said...

Cool sign ~ too bad it's since been removed. What fun to live in a place with such quirky character. ThanX for stopping by.

diXymiss said...

Cool sign ~ too bad it's since been removed. What fun to live in a place with such quirky character. ThanX for stopping by.

diXymiss said...

Cool sign ~ too bad it's since been removed. What fun to live in a place with such quirky character. ThanX for stopping by.

diXymiss said...

Cool sign ~ too bad it's since been removed. What fun to live in a place with such quirky character. ThanX for stopping by.

Marie Reed said...

What other body parts will they use next in Ramsey to direct us.. Maybe a nose or knee?

Daryl said...

That is ODD in so many ways and good on you for catching it and saving it!

:-Daryl

The Urban Buddha said...

Great photo and story! Enjoyed both reading and looking at that wonderful odd shot! :o)

Chuck Pefley said...

Looking up, of course, is asking a lot from many people. So much easier to just play dumb tourist and let somebody else do the work. No accountability that way.

kunal bhatia said...

i quite like the sign actually. it's one of those oddities that just fit in.
what makes mumbai unique? however clich├ęd it may sound, but it will have to be the contradictions of the city
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