This old sign sets out a by-law from 1982, reminding you of the punishment for ‘abandoning’ or dumping your rubbish just any old place.
The up to date version, which seems neither as classy nor as sturdy as the old one. And, someone has written something, no doubt highly complimentary, on the bottom. It looks like ‘suca’. Can anyone hazard a guess as to what they meant? Maybe it’s Venetian for “Have a good day”?
Now, this one had me fooled. I thought “No parking? But, there are no cars here.” Then, I had a second look. These people don’t want any junk mail, thank you.
OK, this is how it should be spelled, to advertise the presence of a delicatessen.
But, someone has gone to considerable bother to alter this sign to their way of thinking. I think it must be a relatively old sign, with incised letters originally, including the easier to chisel “V” for a “U”. But, why the defiant “A”, covering and replacing the correct “E”?? Was the new owner married to a Maria? We may never know. Every time I walked past, I paused to take a look and smile and wonder.