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Posted on Feb 2, 2012 in Photography, zeitgeist | 0 comments

PhotoBlog : The Crazy Signage of Blackpool

PhotoBlog : The Crazy Signage of Blackpool

As you walk about Blackpool, you can’t help but notice the text filed vista before you. And, in almost all cases, it raises a smile. Not because it isn necessarily funny, mainly because it seems to be genuinely without irony. You have to admire the spirit that allows that to happen. Also, the denseness of the signs makes for some very silly juxtaposition, as you’ll see. If you keep a sharp eye you can see something entertaining and, well, a little sad, everywhere you look. Obviously, all my mocking here is done affectionately. Maybe.

Fun!

Fun! It case you were in any doubt what it

This is an abridged view of the “Funland” sign. Any resemblance to Alcatraz is purely coincidental.

Better than the Real Elvis!

Better than the Real Elvis! Let he without irony cast the first stone.

This made me laugh quite lot. Tongue in cheek or not, you really have to laugh at the suggestion that some dodgy guy with dyed hair is better than the real Elvis. I think the appropriate phrase is “Fair play to the lad.”

Splendid Juxtaposition

Splendid Juxtaposition

Do you get the feeling that the proprietors of the establishments above and below didn’t discuss how the arrange their signs? Really? Um. Words fail me.

Juxtaposition Two

I always thought he was more of sandals guy...

Get all your religion and footwear needs met in a single building, what’s not to like?

As Seen on BBC TV

As Seen on BBC TV

There is so much to admire here. Firstly, a damn good price for what I can only imagine is a great chip bitty. After all, it was featured on the BBC in March 2010. And, if you can say anything about the BBC is that they know a good chip butty when they see one. Don’t know what show it featured on. Masterchef maybe? “Oh, mate, that chip butty is like a cuddle”

Mixed Messages

Mixed Messages

Tattoos anyone? Candy Floss? Slush? Vegas this is not.

Coral Island

Coral Island

Ooh, an arty one. Coral Island looks more like PuggyLand to me.

Central Pier Sign

Central Pier Sign

You can see in some of the signs when effort has been taken.

Madame Tussauds - Alan Carr

Madame Tussauds - Alan Carr

So, who is the headline waxwork at the Blackpool Madame Tussauds? Mohammed Ali? Gandhi? Richard Feynman? Valéry Marie René Georges Giscard d’Estaing? No. Alan Carr. Now, I’ve nothing against Alan Carr. But… well…

Alien Base

Alien Base

“The World’s Only” Alien Base, why is that in quotes? Who cares when you have a walk through audio visual extravaganza of knowledge and wisdom. I imagine it is much like the Natural History Museum. I’m kinda sad I didn’t go in now. This is like a Giles cartoon, can you see the pigeon?

 

 

 

 

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