The photo of the sign posted on LiveJournal and on flickr at first appears to be a sign about the sign itself.
Actually, the purpose of the sign is to act as a blocker so that people who tries to lean over the escalator will get hit on the head by the sign rather than getting their heads caught in the narrowing gap between the column and escalator.
Some signs are useless. In addition, this one is dangerous too and it says so…
This sign says “CAUTION: This sign has sharp edges. Do not touch the edges of this sign.” Well, if the sign wasn’t there, then there wouldn’t be any sharp edges for us to touch. And there wouldn’t be a need for such a Caution.
Actually, I think the sign is about “no smoking”. See tiny icon in lower right. Not sure what is the icon on lower left indicate.
And the bottom text says “Also, the bridge is out ahead.” I guess, they thought the sharp edges of the sign is more important the a bridge being out.
This picture by Aleksander Dragnes on Flickr was taken in Trondheim Vaernes Airport in Norway.
In English, the name of the hotel is not too complimentary. However, maybe it sounds better in Norwegian.
Actually, on Rica Hotels website, it says “Rica Hell Hotel is one of Norway’s largest course and conference hotels, offering an ideal venue for business travellers, for those looking for somewhere to stay before going off on holiday…”