Saturday, 26 April 2008

PhotoHunter: sign

Yet again a difficult theme, but I've been intrigued by this Pudding Lane road sign for some time.

pudding lane sign

Of course Pudding Lane was where the Great Fire of London started in 1666, in the bakery. So off I went down Pudding Lane to see what was there.

four house signs

So it was a delight to find the first house was called "The Old Bakery". The origins of "Laundry Cottage" are obvious., as I suppose "Poachers Paradise" is too, but I'm not sure why "Christmas Cottage" came into being.

This Pudding Lane is considerably more attractive than the one in London is now, so I set off on a short walk.

woodland sign

And I spotted a sign in a clearing in the woods.

And there I found what has to be an unusual sign by anyone's definition. I have never seen a stag beetle refuge before, let alone a signpost so that they know where to find it!

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  1. Thye must have very intelligent stag beetles round those parts...

  2. Neat signs, fun adventure!

    I'm so sorry about your Mom, sincere condolences and best wishes.

  3. LMAO at the stag beetle refuge!
    I'm so sorry about your mom.

  4. I love your shots!!

    Read your comment at tnchick's and I am very sorry about your mother. My deepest sympathy to you and yours.

  5. I am so sorry for your loss. :(

  6. Maybe Christmas Cottage is so named because its residents moved in there on Christmas day -- or have a particular love for December 25th? :)

    And to have an old bakery in Pudding Lane. It just figures, doesn't it? :b

  7. Those are great signs for the theme. Very interesting post.

    I am sorry for your loss.

  8. Delightful signs there. Loved the refuge and the person who put it there :)

  9. Amazing! I didn't know about the Great Fire starting there. What history!

    God bless you. :)

  10. Wonderful shots for this week's theme.

    So sorry to read about your mother. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  11. Too bad the stag beetles can't read, LOL!

    Those are all great for today's theme!

  12. Excellent and clever entry


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