Tuesday, September 13, 2011

City Of Signs

Elections are coming and there are three candidates for mayor. The big issue in Key West is what happens to the signs after the elections. The ones posted on private property, like this one, have a clearly defined life but the one's placed on medians and poles...that's another story.

This next sign is for King of Fantasy Fest and one achieves election by raising the most money for charity. Daveforking is an unfortunate website URL but there it is. Some people think anything goes for Fantasy Fest so perhaps it's appropriate.

Some signs in Key West are helpful signs. Useful and pretty, how about that?

I don't know what happened to the bingo hall but this sign made me laugh.

You Have Been Warned. Except, what exactly is loitering?

Cheyenne and I got away without any accusations of loitering wafting after us. This next sign seems clear enough.

You'd be astonished how many people want to give money to Ricky Arnold and the other tow companies. The tow companies call police communications to check and see if the vehicle is stolen. When we tell them it's not, off it goes. And it costs hundreds to get it back. Please don't park in these unattended lots.
Some signs mean a great deal.

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Garythetourist said...

So there you are again in "my" part of town, close to K.W. Bight and the Galleon. By coincidence I was reading a post of yours today from Oct. 2009 (probably about the 23rd or 24th of Oct.) In that post you were talking about how the area around Front Street has changed. As I read I recalled driving Front Street before the Galleon and the Hyatt and the Pier House or the Harbor Walk, when that area looked like much of Stock Island looks today. One things remains the same; that big old neon A&B Lobster House sign remains untouched. It is in my memory from 30 years ago and it was in your photo. Sometime you might be interested in checking out the old photos of that area that are on display in the lobby of the Galleon. They are fascinating.

Conchscooter said...

Good idea. I also need to check out casa marina properly.

Singing to Jeffrey's Tune said...

Political sign in Lee county have to be removed 2 weeks after the election from medians, or the candidates are fined per instance, per day. It worked, they remove them ASAP.

Interesting thing about towing fees. There is a maximum that can be charged based on municipal laws, but they are different from city to city in the state of FL. I would encourage you not to park incorrectly, but if you find yourself in hock, make a call to the city about the maximum rates based on vehicle size and not let the tow company dictate the price.

Conchscooter said...

Tow price ranges ate set by the city, and the complaints are endless. Action is promised but nothing changes. If people are too stupid to read the signs or too cheap the extremely effective and simple ticketing machines that are making metering easier to use.

Anonymous said...

If you "Friend" the Casa, they will tell you about events going on that will give you great access to their property. There's a coconut bowling tournament or something going on this week.

I see in yesterday's Citizen that an intoxicated person got mugged walking back to his boat house. When will people learn not to walk alone in dark places while drunk. I don't even do that in Montana.

Bob from Livingston Montana

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I meant Friend the Casa on Facebook.

Bob from Livingston Montana

Conchscooter said...

facebook fills me with fear and loathing. and people are always walking home drunk around here.