Friday 21 January 2011

Ghost signs (48): St Raphael

I've visited the Breton town of Lamballe numerous times, but travelled down a few new roads today. I was rewarded with a surprising number of ghost signs - but this evening I'm just sharing my favourite.

This sign is in amazingly good condition, and it's not difficult to see why. Since the advertisement for St Raphael was painted, a new building has been constructed just a foot or two away. As a result, the sign has been somewhat protected and survives bright and clear. Unfortunately, as is often the case, the very thing which has preserved the sign also makes it rather tricky to photograph!

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