Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Driving With The Grim Reaper

Is it just me, or is it unusual to have Death, the old Grim Reaper, depicted not once, but twice, on an official highway sign?

Like, where did they get this design? Is there some officially approved representation of Death in a manual somewhere in the bowels of the Transportation Ministry or something?

We passed this on a highway near the Czech city of Cesky Krumlov, near the Austrian border.

Basically, it says: Attention! Section For Fatal Accidents

We were joking that wouldn't it have been funny -- or ironic, at least -- if I'd been struck and killed after pulling over to the side of the road to take this photo?

Yes, so funny. Hilarious even.

OK, not so much.


  1. So you work in the Paris of Central Europe? (hubby said that, by the way). I wish US signage was a bit more creative. Perhaps THEN we'd pay attention.

  2. Prague is, indeed, lovely. Smaller than Paris, but just as pretty. Sweetened condensed Paris, if you will.

  3. I never knew you had a blog. This is hilarious! Very glad you did not make this sign come true in an ironic way.

  4. Oh, I've got a blog all right. Two, actually. My other blog is about cycling ( Why do I have two blogs? I'm insane.