Street Signs in Big Sur … I don’t think so


A loyal reader sent me this on December 11, 2012. When I first saw it, I thought, “Wow, this won’t last! Some tourist will think it would make a great souvenir, or some local will think street signs have no place in Big Sur, or both.” I don’t think it was even legal. I say “was” because it did not even last a week. Bad idea, ill conceived, IMHO.

6 thoughts on “Street Signs in Big Sur … I don’t think so

  1. We have a sign at both ends of the Old Coast Rd and one at Nacimiento-Fergusson Rd but obviously they’re not a commodity item. I guess the large wooden Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park signs weren’t enough to get the “lost ones” attention there-by the small bright green one! Go figure…

  2. Lisa, I think you mean the South Coast Ridge Rd, if you mention N-F Rd, but come to think of it, there are signs at both ends of Old Coast Rd up by Bixby and down by Molera. There are also ones at Palo Colorado Rd and Garrapata but all these roads are county. This one was at the State Park, and I hear they are all over the park!

    bigsurkate, on a mountain top in Big Sur

  3. As a life-time long sign painter I can tell you 3 primary things about signs.
    1.They are almost never observed or read. 2. The people who read them really like them and steal them. And 3. The people who read them and really like them and do NOT steal them put every digit from one hand & the palm (sometimes both hands) right in the middle (as the signpainter is sitting there with a dripping brush) and ask:
    “Is this wet?”.
    Otherwise it’s a great business and usually good for a couple of re-do-sies (see above).

  4. Oh, heck! My spell checker and I can never remember if the “r” or the “t” are doubled! We don’t mean to add to the confusion! ;-/

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