Friday, 16 July 2010

Brown signs in the landscape...

There are apparently 93 different brown signs as shown on maps and roadsigns. They denote locations which are of tourist interest. I know this because I've been following the Brown Sign Way...

AMANDA HONE's BROWN SIGN BLOG is going to document visits to as many Brown sign locations as possible.

Why not explore the BROWN SIGNS in your local area - once you start noticing them, you'll find them everywhere (although I might have an advantage living in a tourist area of Norfolk...)

In the village where I used to live there was an interesting labelling. The brown sign used the generic "FARM PARK" to point to the attraction, which was actually called "PARK FARM": some locals assumed the sign had been made with the words the wrong way round...

One of my nearest brown signs.... picture by Alan Parkinson

Follow Amanda's progress on TWITTER and check out the blog.

These signs, like any road signs are part of the landscape: we don't necessarily notice them. They also sometimes point to landscape features.

One element of rural landscapes is the degree of "roadside clutter" that there is.

Lesson 4 looked at landscape changes...

More on roadside clutter in the next post...

1 comment:

Shu said...

I work in xlpharmacy and they send me to Scotland for 1 month to give some tutorships and of course i had free days and is pretty amazing you can find signals of where is everything... including touristic destinations.