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Contributor Ridiculous Street Signs #3- No Holding Hands- Vienna

a sign on a pole next to a body of water

I recently shared one of my Ridiculous Street Signs posts on travel and frequent flyer site/ community Milepoint. Another member responded to my post by sharing one of his sign photos. I reached out to member M7VO aka Edward M. and asked if he would like to contribute his photo to my collection. 

Edward M. was happy to send me his photo and answer a few questions about the time when he spotted it.

a blue and red sign with a red stripe

Here is a little about the photo:

MLW: What country and city was it spotted in?
Edward M: Vienna, Austria- District 22: Donaustadt, coordinates (48.2248, 16.4362)

MLW: When did you spot it?
Edward M: I spotted the sign in October 2012 when I went for a hike along the scenic banks of the Danube River.

MLW: What was your reaction when you saw the sign?
Edward M: At first I was puzzled for a moment, then figured it must be a directive for parents not to bring young children into the protected area. Later in my hike, I saw some unusual- looking birds living and nesting in the area. I realized that the sign was a great idea. The rare birds wouldn’t have adapted to the noise and commotion, if kids and pets were allowed into the habitat. 
Just FYI- Vienna is a very kid- friendly city with well equipped playgrounds scattered throughout.

I want to thank Edward M. for sharing his Ridiculous Street Sign photo and letting us know a little about it! 

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Really Annoying Street Performers- Vienna, Austria

While in Vienna, each morning we took the train a couple of stops on the U-Bahn to Stephansplatz. The Stephansplatz is a square in the center of Vienna which is closest to many of the tourist attractions. There were a couple of things that we were greeted by each time we arrived-
Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and Street Performers.

a large building with many spires with St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna in the background
The cathdral was nice to see but the street performers could be really annoying. Some were really loud and noisey and others (mimes) would just stand around in the middle of the square. The Stephansplatz is a very busy area and we constantly havd to alter our path to walk avoid these street performers.
a person in a white garment
Noisey Performer

a statue of a man and a woman in a garment

One day we had to stop to watch the loud, annoying guy. I really didn’t get the point of his act. He made a screeching sound with a noisemaker of some sort. I guess some people thought it was funny and decided to give him a donation. I personally would’ve gave him money to stop!

Here is the video: 
Let me know what you think of this fine performance.