I was very intrigued the first time I stood at a crossing and saw the traffic light. Two “red men” instead of one? Is it because they’re afraid the Hamburgers ( I mean the people of Hamburg of course) don’t understand the meaning of “stop” that it needs to be repeated? Or that psychologists have found out that people need to be reminded twice before an action is taken? Or that they forgot to add the amber lights for pedestrians?
I had to find out and asked my CouchSurfing host the rationale behind having two “red men” instead of one. Her answer? In case one gets spoilt. Then went on to qualify that she’s just making a guess.
I suppose even the locals have no idea why two is better than one. Do you?
Every photograph we take contains a story, but we often do not spend enough time sharing that story with others. Hence, Foto Friday was born to give some recognition to these forgotten photographs and the memories they hold. Taken over many trips (2004-present) using the author’s crappy cameras and whatever minimal photography skills she has, these photographs serve to give you a little insight into the author’s travels. And if you haven’t realised by now, they’ll be out on Fridays.