12 november 2014

TOP

This is called a 'TOP', short for (in Dutch) 'Toeristisch OverstapPunt', something like 'Tourist Transfer Point'. A TOP is a kind of landmark where tourists 'arrive' and can start a marked cycle or hiking route, or any kind of activity. These signs can be found in various regions of the Netherlands. Here in the province of Groningen it's a cone filled with stones, other places have a steal key, or a large stalk for instance.


This particular one is located near the train station in Stadskanaal.

Linking to signs, signs.

10 opmerkingen:

  1. Magnificent way to collect all the loose stones to the pile.

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  2. How neat. In the first picture the wire frame is not visible. I like it! Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  3. It would certainly attract my attention. What a great idea.

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  4. Doet me denken aan die opgestapelde stenen van de indianen aan de canadese westkust. Ook een soort markeringsteken. Goed idee.

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  5. Ik heb zoiets nog nooit gezien, een goed idee.

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  6. A very good idea. These "tops" are very unique!

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