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Ladies & Gents

... on the Maliebaan Station platform.

Ladies & Gents

... on the Maliebaan Station platform.

comments (17)

Nice. It took a moment to see that it was of two different signs.
Ayush Basu: I was looking to get a good juxtaposition of the two, Michael.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 29 Feb 2016, 01:23
What...no International hieroglyphs!

Excellent image, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: Thank you, Ray.
I wonder if that led to minor commotions created on this platform.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 29 Feb 2016, 02:41
so is that where the word 'dames' came from... reminds me of old jimmy cagney movies smile
Ayush Basu: I think that is the word in Dutch. I will need to look up Jimmy Cagney - have heard his name but never seen his movies, Elaine. Thanks for the tip.
  • Emily
  • Canada
  • 29 Feb 2016, 04:24
Like Michael, I also thought it was one sign! tongue
Ayush Basu: In my mind, I felt at that moment that I should make this picture, Emily.
... what Elaine said!! I had no idea!
Ayush Basu: But I can follow up on the Jimmy Cagney lead, Elizabeth! grin
  • Martine
  • France
  • 29 Feb 2016, 05:15
C'est surprenant ce mot écrit en français.
Ayush Basu: I guess it is the same word in Dutch too, Martine.
Il est le même mot , je pense , en néerlandais.
Gents first and then Ladies..Great capture Ayush!
Ayush Basu: Hmm, now that you mention it, Richard, you are right. I would have gotten it the other way around from the opposite side. Thank you very much.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 29 Feb 2016, 06:47
A look-out for more of these in other languages could prove interesting, Ayush
Ayush Basu: I believe I have come across something of a compilation of signs at pubs, Lisl.
It does take a bit of concentration, Ayush. HA!
Ayush Basu: Might be a bit of a problem if one really has to 'go', Ginnie.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Feb 2016, 07:24
Nice image Ayush
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much, Chris.
That will keep the English guessing Ayush.
Ayush Basu: Haha, you know the saying, "When the going gets tough, the tough get going", Chad.
There is nothing like a dame!
Ayush Basu: And what do you say about Dames, Bill.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 Feb 2016, 09:44
Heeren richting dames - can be translated as: Gents this is the direction to the ladies.
Ayush Basu: That was unintentional and perhaps, unfortunate, Louis. But you are right of course grin
Not much chance of mistaking which is which here!
Ayush Basu: Well it still is 50-50 but I know what you mean, Brian grin
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Feb 2016, 17:34
Even words I can work out!
Ayush Basu: Ditto for me, Alan. Which is good because if I had to really 'go', I would not like being faced with a 50-50 chance of ending up in the wrong restroom!
Nicely captured.
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much, CP.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 2 Mar 2016, 18:49
'Heeren' is old spelling.... it is now 'Heren'...
I do love the old signs.
Ayush Basu: Thank you for that info, Astrid. I actually tried the translator to see what is the difference and I find that Heren = man/men, Heeren = gentlemen.

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