One of the things I like to do when traveling is read signs, not only are they informative being a foreigner trying to abide by local laws and customs, but they sometimes provide a bit of humor in the translation. Such is the case for this sign spotted near the lift to our apt.

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I get the part about not letting the dogs have free range of the apartment property, but what is curious is that dogs pollute.

When I think of pollution the first images that come to mind…..tall smoke stacks , bellowing out dark grey smoke, the crying  tear faced 1970′s Indian standing by a river of trash, or an owl with a give a hoot don’t pollute slogan. I rarely think of dog poop as pollution. But hey they both start with the letter P.

Further to my earlier comments re the Italians love an excuse for a good sign, I saw this one when walking along a park area. I get the concept that matches can start big forest fires and we all need to be careful. With this sign it appears that a single little match (or rather a GIANT match) could set of another Hiroshima like explosion!

Really?

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Not far from the match sign, I saw this sign, which looks simple and pretty clear in of itself. Right? No trucks, No campers, No busses etc.

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What really made me scratch my head is the placement of the sign. It is not at the entrance to the autostrada, or a freeway, or even a small village side street. Nope it is planted right in front of a kiddie ride in a park setting! ? See next photo.

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Leaving the spa today I spotted this sign. Loosely translated it says. Attention, this is a squirrel crossing area! Ok I know squirrels are many things, we don’t refer to someone as squirley for no good reason.  I must admit  I have never seen them walk or run a straight line line nor have I ever seem them abide by a cross walk sign. IMHO it is just another Italian excuse for a sign.

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Milan is known as the center of fashion. Baby G must have fashion design in her blood, apparently. Getting ready for lunch today I noted her barbie sporting a new look in the latest paper towel fashion. Note that this dress is not just a paper towel with the arms poked through, but rather an off the shoulder wrap, which takes into consideration the design of the paper as a bottom boarder for the dress.

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Here is a photo of Baby G with her sunglasses, trend setters, take note once again that all the rage in Italy is to wear your glasses upside down.

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