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Faded signage

Thursday 8 February 2007

Oh, how I hate the word signage. So unnecessary, when the ordinary word signs works so well.

I’ll drop that subject, lest I come across as grumpy and pedantic, and distract you with a beautiful collection of faded signage.

A faded sign on the wall of an ARP control centre installed in a reinforced bunker under the Roma Street Police Headquarters, Brisbane, during World War II. The building was demolished in 1968, and the basement was buried. It survived and was revealed, then destroyed, during construction of the Inner Northern Busway. Thanks to Thom Blake for inviting me to see it, on 15 November 2006.

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