Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Already here

These are not usual signs here in South Tyrol, these are special signs which are part of a larger Art Project in the municipality of Lana - Adige Valley.

The German Artist Werner Ratering played with the words, adding a dot, two dots, an arrow, a star or another sign, so the meaning of each sentence has changed, even if the words are almost the same.

Schon da - Already here


Schon da? - Already here?


Schön da - Beautiful here


Schon da --> - Already here -->


Schon da * (in Gedanken) - Already here * (in thought)


Schon da ! - Already here !


Schon das - Protect this



I'm not sure that I have photographed all the signs, but I think I did...


11 comments:

  1. Ah, the beauty of punctuation and language, especially Deutsch!
    I'm glad he didn't end the series with "Genug schon!"

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  2. Haha! Its all in the punctuation hey Karl, very clever series of shots.

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  3. A very interesting installation. They look like official signs.

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  4. That's amazing and most intriguing. I thought English was a difficult language, but this is scary! I could get in real trouble if meanings could be changed so easily with a few punctuation marks!

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  5. My German is too poor for this, but I find the idea interesting and unusual!

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  6. Such a cool post! Very clever, Karl.

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  7. Very witty, my favorite is "Schön da" - lest we forget! ;-)

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  8. I know the feeling..... German translation is not that easy.

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