From our travels through New Zealand November 2019
I was very taken with the pedestrian crossing signs in New Zealand’s towns and cities.
Instruction delivered with an inclusive and light touch.
Stop and go Maori style.
In Napier, a beautifully preserved Art Deco town ( yet another post that must be written!) What I first thought to be a nod to guide dogs, turned out to be a tribute to Sheila Williams and her dog Raven.
Miss Williams led the New Napier Week Carnival in January 1933 to celebrate the town’s recovery from the devastating earthquake in 1931.
Not the sharpest of photos, but trying to take them whilst crossing the road, passed as an extreme sport in my book.
At the library
In Picton, a list of warnings,
so it’s OK to have fun, especially if it involves, ignoring the second instruction on the list. Just standing on the rail would be enough for me, let alone jumping!
Some signs warm the cockles of your heart
And some are more worrying, and makes you think that as a tourist, what do you see, or more importantly understand about the places you pass through?
Something else we noticed, a Kiwi, doesn’t go indoors in dirty boots. It’s just not polite, outside the bank, please note muddy footprints from utility vehicle to kerb, and discarded gum boots (or wellies as they would be known in the UK).
I’ll leave you with this thought.