October 29, 2014

Travel Theme: Numbers

Numbers are all around us and they serve many different purposes. Travellers will encounter numbers in different formats, like Roman numerals on a street sign in Pompeii or a foreign language like a French cafĂ© sign.

Pompeii Street Sign in Roman Numerals

Les Deux Magots, The Two Chinese Figurines, Paris

Numbers tell us the price of these cedri in Sorrento.

Cedri for Sale in Sorrento, Italy

They also provide us with important dates, on a bridge...

Pont Alexandre III, Paris

... or a bottle of French wine.

Bottle of Pouilly-Fuissé Wine in Burgundy, France

And the numbers on clocks have helped us keep track of time, for a very long time.

Church of Sainte-Madeleine, Tournus (12th Century)

Eze Church (18th Century)

Numbers can also ensure that we enter the right hotel room.

Guest Room Door at Hotel Welcome, Villefranche-sur-Mer

And they tell us how much power lies beneath the hood of a flashy sports car.

Behind the Wheel of a Ferrari, Monte Carlo

Other numbers are there to keep that power in check, like speed limits on the highway.

Speed Limit on the French Riviera

I especially appreciate numbers that prepare me for extreme weather conditions, like the hot summers in Provence.

Provence Weather Forecast

Visit Where's my backpack? for more photos and to find out next week's travel photo theme.

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