This sign, which warns that unauthorized persons are prohibited in the nuclear scanning tunnel operated by the Dutch Customs Administration at the Port of Rotterdam, appears to take advantage of the common Dutch fear of space aliens
Advertisement outside the Gare de Luxembourg (Luxembourg Railway Station)
This sign, across the street from the Palais de Justice in Paris, appears to be the universal symbol for "If you love something, set it free. If it comes back to you, it's yours. If not, it was never yours to begin with."
This sign in Paris appears to encourage parents to keep their children close to avoid being hit by bicycles
Sign at the nuclear scanning tunnel operated by the Dutch Customs Administration at the Port of Rotterdam. Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen was the first winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics, for his discovery of x-rays. The röntgen, named after him, is a unit of measurement for exposure to radiation, and "straat" is Dutch for "street."
Sign directing visitors to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
This sign, along the Champs-Élysées around the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, warns drivers that the traffic circle is difficult to navigate
Rue du 8 Mai 1945 (May 8, 1945 Street) in Paris, named after Victory in Europe Day
The McDonald's slogan "I'm Lovin' It" translates into French as "It Is All That I Like"
Sign at the Antwerp, Belgium train station on the way from The Hague to Brussels
Sign at the Dusseldorf train station, on the way from Cologne back to The Hague
Many street signs in Europe, like this one in Luxembourg City, give a brief explanation of the person in whose honor the street was named
For some reason, this no-smoking sign in our hotel in Cologne was shaped like an ashtray
Many street signs in Europe, like these in The Hague, give a brief explanation of the person in whose honor the street was named
This sign in Cologne points the way to several German landmarks
Traffic circle in Rijnland, Netherlands
This sign, on the sidewalk outside the Danish Embassy, apparently requests that dogs be placed there
Sign at the train station in Gouda, on the way from Cologne back to The Hague
This sign explains the ground rules to visitors to The Hague
These signs show the distances to world cities from The Hague City Hall
Warning labels on cigarettes in Amsterdam's Schiphol Aiport include "Smokers die younger," "Smoking kills," "Smoking clogs the arteries and causes heart attacks and strokes," and "Protect children -- don't make them breathe your smoke."
Poster in Barcelona
Warning labels on cigarettes in Amsterdam's Schiphol Aiport include "Smoking seriously harms you and others around you," "Smoking causes ageing of the skin," "Smoking kills," and "Smoking can cause a slow and painful death"
Banner on a house neighboring Park Güell in Barcelona, reading "Why call it tourist season if we can't shoot them?"