Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Signs of Art Deco Times!

In my final post on Art Deco Durban, I have to finish off on a humorous note. I just love the signs from around the world in Charle's Art Deco home!

These 2 sides of the same sign are a reminder of apartheid days in South Africa and were fitted onto the side of train carriages. The applicable side was displayed as necessary!

5 comments:

Lynne said...

wow! a blast van die past ...s'cuse my tsotsie taal:)
i remember those signs.
i love your blog!

Lynne said...

btw Route 66 runs thru my neck of the woods.

de vliegende koe said...

Well if you ever plan to motor west
Just take my way that's the highway that's the best
Get your kicks on Route 66!
Sweet memories from the past.
Apart from the apartheid signs.
Being Dutch I always feel a bit ashamed that the word apartheid is Dutch...

Stu said...

Mother in law next month? That was rather sudden?

If you want a real giggle about the apartheid nonsense, try to get hold of the old Cape Town City Tramways regulations on who could sit where on which day of the week.

Stuart

Carolina Eclectic said...

I love the Rt. 66 sign. Someone mentioned Get Your Kicks on Route 66, my hometown is actually named in the song..."You'll see Amarillo". One of Amarillo's few claims to fame, so everyone is very proud of it :)