Thursday, August 6, 2009

Siberian traffic signage

Ian Frazier has another article in The New Yorker this month, which is always good news to me because I loooove his writing and know absolutely nothing about what he writes about until I read it. This one is about driving across Siberia and here is a new thing I learned:

Stop signs in rural Siberia look just like the ones in the rural U.S.

except for not having bullet holes.

(Why this is noteworthy: though I definitely do not live in Siberia, I have never in my life even imagined the possibility of a stop sign with bullet holes in it. Apparently I have not traveled enough.)

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