Signs of the City

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Our Signs of the City galleries feature the most iconic, amazing and downright bizarre signs in the world. From LA to Amsterdam, neon to historic, road to restaurant -- get a look at what you'll find in some of the world's top travel destinations. Have a few photos of crazy signs? Upload them to our Take Your Best Shot community and you could be featured in one of our galleries!

Although helmets are rarely worn, Amsterdam is known by many as the most bike-friendly city in the world. They even have specialized traffic lights with bicycle symbols.

Check out some of the best signs in Amsterdam including the Red Light District, the Schiphol Airport, the Dam Square and more.

Erected in 1959, the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign is a landmark of the Vegas Strip. There are many replicas throughout town, but the original is located in the median at 5100 Las Vegas Boulevard South.

Photo by: webphotographeer / iStockphoto

webphotographeer / iStockphoto

From the famous welcome sign to the marquee clown of Circus Circus, check out the best signs from the city that never sleeps.

This large sign commemorated the opening of Disneyland's new look in 1959. The park opened on July 18, 1955 to long lines of eager families and children. Although many of the rides have since changed, the long lines remain the same.

Photo by: iStockphoto


In the city of swimming pools and movie stars, check out the most famous iconic signs, ranging from Disneyland to the Santa Monica Pier.



This sign in the window of a restaurant/nightclub in the Soho area of the City of Westminster encourages the public to indulge all their senses. Which isn't hard to do in Soho, London's gay and entertainment district. It has a high concentration of bars, cafés, nightclubs, restaurants and theaters, as well as adult shops and strip clubs.

Photo by: Photograph by Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Photograph by Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Check out some of the local signs you can see around town in the streets of London.

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3223354SC003_Times Square

New York's Times Square has wall-to-wall signage for Broadway plays, commercial ads and more. Once known as Longacre Square, Times Square was created in 1904 when The New York Times moved into the neighborhood.

Photo by: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images

Stephen Chernin/Getty Images

Take a look at the signs from the Big Apple, including the billboards and signs in Times Square, Coney Island and NYC subway system.

Take a look at this nostalgic sign from when the Paris Metro first opened in 1900 for the World's Fair. Today it is the second busiest train system in the world. The official name is Compagnie du chemin de fer metropolitain de Paris. Try saying that fast a couple times.

From Moulin Rouge to the Arc de Triomphe, check out some Paris classics.

Voodoo, a set of underground religious practices, originated from African traditions. It’s a major tourist attraction in New Orleans. Several shops sell charms, gris-gris, candles and powders. So enter at your own risk.

Photo by: Goldie, Flickr

Goldie, Flickr

House of Voodoo, Bourbon Street, a jazz funeral and bottomless daiquiris are just a few signs that you're in New Orleans. Take a look at some funny signs that you may see when visiting the Big Easy.


The business and entertainment district of Shinjuku is constantly flooded with people – over 2 million a day.

Photo by: Tinou Bao, flickr

Tinou Bao, flickr

Check out these often curious signs from Shinjuku to Shibuya that speak to the culture of Japan in the bustling city of neon lights, Tokyo.
The Royal Mile, High Street

The Royal Mile, High Street

The Royal Mile is a succession of streets that run from the Edinburgh Castle at the top of the Castle Rock down to Holyrood Abbey. It is Edinburgh Old Town’s busiest tourist street.

Photo by: Thinkstock


Take a look at a few unique and unusual signs in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland and the country's second largest city.

Montreal is the second-largest primarily French-speaking city in the world, after Paris.

Check out signs from the streets of Montreal, some are bilingual and some are just plain bizarre.
Leprechaun Museum

Leprechaun Museum

This helpful sign points you in the right direction of the “Louvre of leprechauns.”

Photo by: Ben Sutherland through Flickr Creative Commons

Ben Sutherland through Flickr Creative Commons

Check out a few of the iconic – and just downright bizarre – signs that you may come across on a trip to Dublin.

This piece of artistry -- a Nashville postcard -- includes several Music City’s attractions including the Parthenon and the old Country Music Hall of Fame that are now gone. If you look closely, the mural includes a statue of the seventh US President Andrew Jackson, who owned a home in Nashville, known as The Hermitage.

Photo by: Brent Moore, Flickr

Brent Moore, Flickr

Nashville has a variety of unique signs -- from the bright, neon to the terribly tacky. Take a look at the Music Citys most interesting signs from B.B. King's Blues Club, Barb-B-Cutie and more.

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