Today's post is an international comparison of stick people on street signs. An area so far neglected by academic research (I assume - I have to admit I didn't bother checking; if there are actually genuine studies into this that have received funding, I can only say: I see why we now have an economic crisis). It lacks a Monegasque Striding Man, but that will be remedied on my next trip.
We start with Paris:
By the banks of the Seine. A sign that could usefully be posted in every tunnel in France. And most walls. And pretty much anywhere even vaguely sheltered. And parks. And trees.
Next, no diving in Villefranche:
This is, I think, supposed to be a stick man, from Villefranche sur Mer. But it could be a seal. Or a jaguar. It appears to lack a skeleton, amongst other major organs and body parts.
A rare stick child depiction from Prague:
A rare stick life portrait, from Prague, with house and car and stick child playing in the road. They have very small houses in stick-Prague, obviously. And no hands.
Maltese stick man on a boat:
Italian stick men:
This stick man appears to have a dislocated shoulder. And no knees, of course.
This is how stick men walk in Italy. (Compare, when I get the pic up, with how stick men walk in Monaco.)
Traffic light stick men in Nice:
Men wearing hats may cross the road now...
Men wearing hats must stand in the middle of the road. Waiting for cars to drive at them.