Sunday, April 26, 2015

Do You Need Directions?

This can be found along the bike path by the Rideau Canal. The fact that it includes the distance to the Netherlands amuses me.


36 comments:

  1. And how convenient...you can stop at ByWard Market for provisions on the way! ;-)

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  2. Interesting. And the kilometers are signed too!

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  3. Civilized bicycling



    ALOHA from Honolulu,
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  4. Interesting km-informations.
    Hugs

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  5. In fact this is a dutch sign I suppose. We have them all over foot and cycling paths in the woods here and call them mushrooms.

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  6. Well, it is a small world after all. :-)

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  7. Like biebkriebels said, this looks very familiair to the signs we have for mainly cyclists in the countryside and in woods. Nice to see it in Canada too. :-)

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  8. A good idea, it would be quickly vandalized here...

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  9. That's funny! A nice tribute to the Netherlands who donated so many tulip bulbs!

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  10. Looks very European... off to the Netherlands (metaphorically)!

    Janis
    GDP

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  11. Always helpful to know how to get there!

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  12. Directions are often challenges for me.

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  13. Interesting to read Marianne's comments William :)

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  14. We all need direction from time to time.

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  15. The direction to the Netherlands is surely an important information here... :)

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  16. These signs are cool. Sometimes you see a sign post with many world locations and their distances.

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  17. @Kay: plenty of provisions there.

    @Peitro and Cynthia: we've been under the metric system for decades. It makes much more sense to me.

    @Cloudia: and biking that path would definitely be the scenic way to go.

    @Tomas: there's a good reason for it.

    @Orvokki: thanks!

    @Marianne: that's correct! It was given by the Dutch ambassador.

    @Revrunner: that it is.

    @Jan: given the close ties between our countries, it was a fitting gift from the Dutch.

    @VP: it has been there since 2009 now, and still looks in top shape.

    @Jennifer: and the Dutch still send many tulips each year.

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  18. @Janis: I would love to go someday myself.

    @Tex: I do think so!

    @Norma: that it is.

    @Birdman: not with me, strangely.

    @Grace: I'd assumed these were common in Europe, particularly the Netherlands.

    @Judy: we do!

    @Linda: I like it.

    @Karl: it does involve quite a bit of air travel, of course.

    @Red: this is as close to one as I can think of here.

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  19. Yes, I'd like to visit the lake in spring. So I go left, is that right?

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  20. True, we see sign posts like this everywhere here! Funny to see you have them as well :)

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  21. I love when you see a faraway places on a sign post.

    cheers, parsnip

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  22. Perfectly understandable! You might be biking to the Netherlands one day! Who knows?

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  23. well I guess some people need directions regardless.

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  24. I particularly like the Netherlands bit, a bit of a hike though...

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  25. always glad to see folks have such fun senses of humors. very cool!! ( :

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  26. I have never seen a sign like this before. Love it!

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  27. @Eve: correct!

    @Marleen: I expect this one to be rather unique in this part of North America. There's a place in Michigan where it wouldn't surprise me if they have such signs.

    @Parsnip: so do I.

    @Cheryl: well, one could theoretically have a stationary bike on a plane, and therefore actually bike the entire way across!

    @Jack: I do like it.

    @Gill: this at least is nice to get one's bearings, and a reminder that the Canal winds for a greater distance than the direct route downtown. Parliament Hill and the Market are rather close together.

    @Geoff: or a swim!

    @Mari: thanks!

    @Beth: thank you.

    @Randy: You really can't.

    @Denise: it seems quirky to our eyes.

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  28. Ha! Wonder why they included the distance to the Netherlands!

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  29. Love it and I love your banner photo with all the tulips in bloom. Wow! I would love to see that.

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