In Newport Beach we have a saying:
"If you don't like the restaurant choices, wait a week".
It goes hand in hand with the quote that,
"Newport restaurants have a shelf-life of about six months."
And while our dining establishments seem to open and close like revolving doors, there's another quirky thing we see - often when the doors of a short-lived restaurant close for good, the signs stay up.
In some cases for years, as it takes a while before someone else opens something new in that space.
Martina has provided us with a pair of signs that make their Newport counterparts pale in comparison.
First, here's a sign for a "Modern Art Museum".
Martina translates this sign as:
“Modern Art Museum – Ca’ Pesaro – Oriental Museum”
"Considering the age of the pannel...modern means..how long ago?"
Then there's this rusty relic.
“Municipality of Venice – Medical Doctor 15th zone – Practice – only municipal service in Campo S Giovanni Evangelista – Tuesday – Thursday [...]”
Thanks for the photos Martina.
I'm looking at signs in a whole new way.