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An sign found in an old building I explored on a photography expedition back in May. Apparently, this was once a fire alarm, but the sign says it's no longer working. I love that old-timey writing. It could say "you're stupid", but it would still look nice! For more signs, head to Signs, Signs.

28 comments:

  1. I, too, laughed at your comment. :) This is very cool!

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  2. Fascinating to see the images that came up under a Google search for "Feuermelder". :-)

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  3. I love that lettering. Is it no longer in use in Germany?

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  4. I got a laugh out of that comment, and yes, the lettering style is quite eye catching.

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  5. Dramatic contrasting colors.

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  6. I had a friend decades ago who could do that style of calligraphy. It's an art. And you're right: it can say nearly anything and still look beautiful.

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    1. I would be very impressed by anyone who could actually write this way!

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  7. That font has a bit of a royal look to it.

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  8. Verrrrrry interesting! I suppose that most people in Berlin could read that sign with no trouble. The font is rather ornate, but gives the old alarm a bit of class. I thought it said "You are really stupid" and I was a little put out. So glad you clarified the matter. :))

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  9. As a kid, I had a hard time reading old German and then somewhere along the way I got used to it! This is way cool!

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  10. I have a hard time reading the old German script, still. but I agree, it could say anything and it would look nice!

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  11. Fine looking sign with its fancy script.

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  12. Thanks for the translation, I was beginning to feel stupid. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  13. Odd that they chose that font.

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    1. This is a super German font. All the old-timey stuff looks like this (or fancier). :)

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  14. The old stylish script seems to suggest that this fire alarm may have been in some important building.

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  15. I like the look of the old German script. (But it's so hard to read - I once had a German penpal who wrote using it.)

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  16. What an nice effort somebody took to inform you in case of fire that this fire alarm is not longer working. Still a nice sign ...funny that nobody removed it to sell at the flea market "am 17ten Juni".

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  17. hahahha. Yes, I can feel the respect as the sign tells me I'm stupid.

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