Curiosities

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Gender mainstreaming in action: pedestrian traffic light in Dresden, Germany (Prager Straße).
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This bag, which contained my breakfast from a bakery chain, also delivered the "start signal for the day". Look at the instructions at the bottom: 1. Take breakfast out of bag. 2. Blow air into the bag. 3. Burst the bag with a big BANG! Seen in Vienna, Austria, October 2006.
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Take a good look at this deal: You used to pay 4.99 Euro, but now it is only 4.99 Euro! A savings of 0%! Hooray! Seen on May 7, 2007 in a grocery store in Vienna, Austria. ["Billiger" is German for Cheaper, or Marked down.]
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This is a dispenser for ear plugs. Seen in Mülheim, Germany, November 17, 2006.
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For the first time, I took a flight with discount carrier flybe. I was quite surprised to see that some of the seat numbers in the plane were hand written... Seen on May 21, 2008 on a flight from Manchester to Frankfurt.
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Don't dare parking your car here! Helicopters only! Seen near Blenheim, New Zealand, April 11, 2008.
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What is this? Hot chocolate! This must have been the most perfect hot chocolate, I have ever experienced. You get a glass of hot milk and a bar of chocolate along with it. You then melt the chocolate in the milk while stirring. Then add sugar and whipped cream as you like. Seen in Innsbruck, Austria, January 24. 2007. [This photograph was taken by Rocio Garcia.]
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These are apparently "spammed" mailboxes! Seen in Aachen, Germany, November 18, 2006.
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This is an office that was completely plastered with pens. Seen in Schleifmühlgasse, Vienna, Austria, November 13, 2006.
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I don't know if you've been to New York City, but perhaps you can imagine that some of the corners there smell wonderfully like rubbish or various body juices. Well, now you can get all that lovely odor in a perfume! Seen in a duty free in-flight shopping catalog on May 21, 2008.

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