Monthly Archive for December, 2010

Busses Only Stop Once: Freiburg!

Busse halten nur einmalThe sign is very clear: “Busse halten nur einmal.” Busses will only stop once.

The bus stop at Lassbergstraße in Freiburg, where this photograph was taken, doesn’t really offer busses a good opportunity to stop several times. Although it is a terminus, it doesn’t boast a lot of room, and it is unlikely that anyone would take the spot where the bus ends for anything other than the beginning of its next tour. So I take it that that is not what the sign is trying to tell me. Rather, its message is directed at a more reflective level: Do not, it tells us, expect busses to stop over and over again for your benefit. You are but mortal. Busses will only stop once. »»»»