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Parking One Time? Tod Wicks
In most of the world a large white P on a blue background is the symbol for "parking." You can find parking lots, parking garages, and parking spaces on streets by looking for the big P.

Here's one that has added information. At first glance it appears that you can park in this spot only once. Wow! How would they enforce that kind of ordinance anyway? Keep track of the license plate number of the cars parked there over the years? What happens if you park there more than one time?

Uh-oh, you've just realized that you were in Denmark. You finally understand that "1 time" means "1 hour" in Danish. Pronounced tim-uh.

Photo contributed by Per Toft of Denmark.


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Tod Wicks
A home computer aficionado [a relative rarity in 1982] with a license plate that says APPL II, our own Tod Wicks is also the originator of the Ian Faber Memorial Rallye. [for information about rallyes, check out our Special Rallye Issue.]

 


City Names Update 2006

Ah, how times do change, as does the familiar ring of old names of cities returning after the massive changes in Eastern Europe in the late 80s and early 90s.  Chemnitz is once again Chemnitz.  St. Petersburg is proudly back again.

And as noted to the left, some cities simply disappear off the map when other, larger, cities devour them.  This is true here in the SF Bay Area where behemouth San Jose is concerned.  Always in the shadow of San Francisco, San Jose keeps trying to gain stature among the top metropolitan areas of the world, but no matter hard this former canning center tries, it will never ever match San Francisco for style, fashion, culture, business, architecture, and pure elan.  That's not for trying, though, as San Jose has for years been gobbling up small nearby communities and adding them to "greater" San Jose:  Such places as Willow Glen, Robertsville, Almaden, Alviso, Coyote, Milpitas, oops, sorry, no one wants Milpitas.  San Jose has its eyes on San Martin and Cupertino these days.  Too bad, San Jose, you'll always by that little burg at the sourthern end of San Francisco Bay.  As a sign over a toilet in a business on Powell Street once urged:  Flush twice as San Jose needs the water.
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