Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Watch Out For Unicorns

Unicorn Sign


I had noticed this sign a number of times before I decided to take a photo of it a couple of years ago, but the sign is still there, I saw it only last week and figured then that it would be perfect for this months theme day, which is Funny Signs. The unicorn sign can be found at Kalvsvik in rural Österhaninge. And as you can guess there are a few horse farms in this area. This is close to the art gallery, so it is possible that whoever it was that designed the sign, got the inspiration from the annual art promenade that takes place here.

This is actually one of my more popular flickr photos. 79 people call this a favourite and it has gathered around 10 000 views.

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants of the theme day.

27 comments:

Jacob said...

You Swedes are very funny people!

J Bar said...

That's a great sign and perfect for the theme day.
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Nathalie said...

Only on full moon nights I presume?

Bill said...

You learn something every day! I never knew unicorns lived in Sweden. The next task you have Stefan, is photograph one for the blog.

Leif Hagen said...

How many unicorns have you seen lately around Haninge??

tapirgal said...

I'm surprised someone hasn't taken the sign. You must be very law-abiding people.

Kate said...

If that sign was in our neighborhood it would be gone in a flash. And, it would probably be found in our yard!!

T. Becque said...

You may take it for the most unusual/funny sign out of the bunch!

Ineke said...

i always knew you swedes were strange ;)

Gunn said...

Well, each year tourist and other people here in Norway, take signs with them as souvenirs, some with elks etc.
I am surprised that this sign at your place has not been stolen!:)

Lady Demeter said...

that made my day :D
soo funny!
happy theme day!

Olivier said...

En effet, attention au passage des licornes ;o) un panneau sorti d'un conte de fée

AB said...

No instructions by the sign on how to avoid being skewered by a unicorn horn?

Jørgen Carlsen said...

When three banks in Denmark some years ago was one, the name was - and is - Unibank. They had a logo of this horn, but has now changed it. This one sign is funny, indeed.

VP said...

Quite strange and very funny!

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

Now that is a sign I've never seen before.

Steffe said...

Tourists only steal the official moose warning signs around here tapirgal.

The first time I saw this sign Bill, I decided to to stake out the place and get some shots of the unicorn, but for some strange reason I'm yet to catch one with the camera, weird that Leif, innit?.

Full moon sounds like an idea Nathalie. Staying away from them usually works I think AB!

White Oleander said...

I didn't know they exist :p Very funny.

B SQUARED said...

I knew they were still around.

Lisa Wilson said...

Fantastic choice!

Eleonora said...

How poetic!

Love it

Hilda said...

Oh I love it! I wish there were real unicorns.

Buck said...

Nice one!
Is there a rainbow sign nearby?

Halcyon said...

Love it!

Paulina Millaman said...

Unicorns can be dangerous
specially when your driving at night and they cross the road without respecting traffic laws ( :)
Great Sign !!!!

Babzy said...

really nice and poetic sign :)

JM said...

This is so clever! Great find!