This sign post did not help

Found in Mdina, Malta: a sign post informing me that I am “XX miles from XXXXXX”.

This is especially tough for people like me who refuse to use GPS.

I wonder if the sign post was stolen from somewhere else and the information was then erased in order to destroy evidence.


About Andreas Moser

Travelling the world and writing about it. I have degrees in law and philosophy, but I'd much rather be a writer, a spy or a hobo.
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5 Responses to This sign post did not help

  1. xandimusic says:

    this is really great, like it’s mysterious!!! Perfect :)

  2. Xavier says:

    If you go round Malta you will see more of them. Built by the British when they ruled the island. Probably this one was erased during the second world war so not to give info to the enemy. In those days Malta was expecting invasion from the Axis.

  3. Well done, Xavier, I was going to suggest the exact same thing. I know the British Home Guard forces went absolutely crazy in southern England, yanking down ANY sign that might give invaders any kind of information. The government ordered the signs back up when the rate of traffic fatalities skyrocketed. Seems the locals needed the signs more than German paratroopers! :D

  4. Loree says:

    Thanks for your visit. As Xavier explained above, the sign posts were defaced during the second world war. Nothing too mysterious really :)

  5. Bob says:

    Due to fear of an invasion many ended up that way during World War 2. Maltese new there way about by then.

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