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Travel Theme: Signs

11 Aug

This week Ailsa’s travel blog features Travel Theme: Signs, where she has posted some very unique and interesting pictures and stories.  Check out what other bloggers have posted this week.

I do not have too many pictures of signs in my collection, but of the few I have, this sign stood out because it has some history dating back to 1777 and the Revolution.  I often walked down this road and when I saw this sign knew why it was called Gun Hill Road.  The history of the area prompted me to click the pictures, and as you can see, the advertisers have so ‘wronged’ the significance of this historic road.  This prompts me to post this picture for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Wrong.

This sign is at an intersection in the Bronx, one of New York City’s five boroughs.  Today, Gun Hill Road is a major thoroughfare with residential apartments, convenience stores, gas stations, banks, and health clinics.  The sign gives us the historical significance of Gun Hill Road, as you can see in the picture below.

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11 Comments

Posted by on August 11, 2012 in General, New York, Photography, Travel Theme

 

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11 responses to “Travel Theme: Signs

  1. Madhu

    August 11, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Cool signs.

     
    • Shaanthz

      August 11, 2012 at 11:14 pm

      Thanks Madhu – a little history in a corner of NYC.

       
  2. ailsapm

    August 13, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Wow, a great little discovery in the heart of the Bronx, nice one, Shaanthz.

     
    • Shaanthz

      August 14, 2012 at 4:00 am

      Thanks Ailsa. Are you still on the road?

       
  3. Naomi Baltuck

    August 18, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    I love fun facts!

     
    • Shaanthz

      August 19, 2012 at 4:10 am

      I do too and that is why I got a picture of the sign that gives the facts. Thanks for stopping by.

       

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