Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says

Latvian train Mind The Doors Warning

In fact, on account of the lack of engineering refinements on board, the whole railway journey experience seemed fraught with danger and this was well illustrated by a sign on the heavy metal doors that seemed to indicate that male passengers in particular should be careful not to trap delicate bits of their anatomy in between the closing doors as this could be very, very painful indeed.  And to emphasise this the letters can be rearranged into that well-known warning ‘tite bals nastie’.

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5 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says

  1. man, the number of times that happened to me before they put that sign up, i don’t know!

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  2. Enjoyed the reprise…. when exactly was this trip of yours? i.e. how long after Independence was regained.

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    • My first visit was in 2005 and then 2006, 2007 and 2008 but I haven’t been back since.

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      • It seems they put a lot of energy into cleaning up the buildings in Rīga, but apparently the trains weren’t high on the list of renovations. I have heard that the outskirts and countryside are falling into disrepair as the younger ones move elsewhere to find jobs and places are abandoned as the old folks die off. Sad, really.

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