Michael Laing (rock_dinosaur) wrote,
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The proliferation of signage

A series of photos I took for an assignment for my HND Photography course, illustrating the ugly proliferation of traffic signage in Edinburgh. Planning guidance exists for the minimisation and tidy placement of signage, but despite Edinburgh being listed amongst the UN's World Heritage Sites, no heed whatsoever appears to be paid to it.


Traffic signs in London Road, Edinburgh, circa February 2004.


Traffic signs in London Road, Edinburgh, circa February 2004.


Traffic signs at the west end of London Road, Edinburgh, circa February 2004.


Traffic signs at the west end of London Road, Edinburgh, circa February 2004.


Traffic signs and street furniture at the west end of London Road, Edinburgh, circa February 2004.


A clutter of traffic signs at the junction of London Road and Leith Walk, Edinburgh, circa February 2004.


A clutter of traffic signs at the junction of London Road and Leith Walk, Edinburgh, circa February 2004.


A clutter of traffic signs at the junction of London Road and Leith Walk, Edinburgh, circa February 2004.


A plethora of traffic signs adjacent to Gayfield Square in Leith Walk, Edinburgh, circa February 2004.


Traffic signs adjacent to Gayfield Square in Leith Walk, Edinburgh, circa February 2004.


A proliferation of traffic signs adjacent to Gayfield Square in Leith Walk, Edinburgh, circa February 2004.


Numerous traffic signs adjacent to Gayfield Square in Leith Walk, Edinburgh, circa February 2004.


Numerous traffic signs adjacent to Gayfield Square in Leith Walk, Edinburgh, circa February 2004.


Numerous traffic signs adjacent to Gayfield Square in Leith Walk, Edinburgh, circa February 2004.


Traffic signs in Union Street, a minor side street off Leith Walk, Edinburgh, circa February 2004.


Numerous traffic signs adjacent to Gayfield Square in Leith Walk, Edinburgh, circa February 2004.


Numerous traffic signs adjacent to Gayfield Square in Leith Walk, Edinburgh, circa February 2004.


Numerous traffic signs adjacent to Gayfield Square in Leith Walk, Edinburgh, circa February 2004.


A conglomeration of traffic signs and posts at the corner of Union Street and Leith Walk, Edinburgh, circa February 2004.


A conglomeration of traffic signs and posts at the corner of Union Street and Leith Walk, Edinburgh, circa February 2004.


A multitude of traffic signs in Leith Walk, Edinburgh, viewed from the corner of Union Street, circa February 2004.


Traffic lights and street-clutter in Leith Walk, Edinburgh, circa February 2004.


Traffic lights and street clutter in Leith Walk, Edinburgh, circa February 2004.


Traffic signs opposite the Playhouse theatre in Leith Walk, Edinburgh, circa February 2004.


A multitude of traffic lights, signs and posts at the foot of York Place, Edinburgh, circa February 2004.


Traffic signs at the Greenside Roundabout, Leith Walk, Edinburgh, circa February 2004.


Traffic lights at the Greenside Roundabout, Leith Walk, Edinburgh, with Calton Hill behind, circa February 2004.


A multitude of signposts at the top of Broughton Street, Edinburgh, circa February 2004.


A multitude of signposts at the top of Broughton Street, Edinburgh, circa February 2004.


A multitude of signposts at the top of Broughton Street, Edinburgh, circa February 2004.


Traffic lights at the junction of Leith Street and Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, circa February 2004.


Traffic lights at the junction of Leith Street and Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, circa February 2004.


Traffic signs at the junction of West Register Street and Princes Street, Edinburgh, circa February 2004.


Traffic signs in Princes Street, Edinburgh, with the Scott Monument behind, circa February 2004.


Traffic signs in Princes Street, Edinburgh, with the Balmoral Hotel behind, circa February 2004.


Traffic signs in Princes Street, Edinburgh, with the Balmoral Hotel behind, circa February 2004.


A clutter of traffic lights and signage in Princes Street, Edinburgh, circa February 2004.


Traffic lights in Princes Street, Edinburgh, circa February 2004.


Traffic lights in Princes Street, Edinburgh, circa February 2004.


Traffic signs at the west end of Princes Street, Edinburgh, circa February 2004.


Traffic lights and signage at the junction of Princes Street, Lothian Road and Shandwick Place, Edinburgh, circa February 2004.


Traffic signs at the junction of Princes Street, Lothian Road and Shandwick Place, Edinburgh, circa February 2004.


Traffic signs at the junction of Princes Street, Lothian Road and Shandwick Place, Edinburgh, circa February 2004.


Traffic lights at the junction of Princes Street, Lothian Road and Shandwick Place, Edinburgh, circa February 2004.


Traffic lights and signage at the junction of Lothian Road and King's Stables Road, Edinburgh, circa February 2004.


Traffic signs at the junction of Lothian Road and Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, circa February 2004.


Traffic signs at the junction of Lothian Road and Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, circa February 2004.


Traffic lights and signage at the junction of Lothian Road and Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, circa February 2004.


Traffic signs in King's Stables Road, Edinburgh, dominate the view towards Edinburgh Castle, circa February 2004.


Traffic signs in King's Stables Road, Edinburgh, dominate the view towards Edinburgh Castle, circa February 2004.


A proliferation of traffic signs and traffic lights at the junction of Lothian Road and the West Approach Road, Edinburgh, circa February 2004.


A proliferation of traffic signs and traffic lights at the junction of Lothian Road and the West Approach Road, Edinburgh, circa February 2004.


A multi-storey car park and associated signage dominates the view from Castle Terrace to Edinburgh Castle, circa February 2004.


A multi-storey car park and associated signage dominates the view from Castle Terrace to Edinburgh Castle, circa February 2004.


A multi-storey car park and associated signage dominates the view from Castle Terrace to Edinburgh Castle, circa February 2004.


A multi-storey car park and associated signage dominates the view from Castle Terrace to Edinburgh Castle, circa February 2004.


Traffic signs in Grindlay Street, Edinburgh, at the entrance to Grindlay Street Court, circa February, 2004.


Traffic signs in Grindlay Street, Edinburgh, at the entrance to Grindlay Street Court, circa February, 2004.


Traffic signs in Grindlay Street, Edinburgh, at the entrance to Grindlay Street Court, circa February, 2004.


Traffic signs in Grindlay Street, Edinburgh, at the entrance to Grindlay Street Court, circa February, 2004.


A profusion of traffic lights and signposts at the West Port, Edinburgh, circa February, 2004.


A profusion of traffic lights and signposts at the West Port, Edinburgh, circa February, 2004.


A multitude of traffic signs at the West Port, Edinburgh, circa February, 2004.


A northward view along George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, towards the High Street, circa February, 2004.


A northward view along George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, towards the High Street, circa February, 2004.


Traffic signs in the Cowgate, Edinburgh, circa February, 2004.


Traffic signs in the Cowgate, Edinburgh, circa February, 2004.
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