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I'm not too sure that this visual joke will work for everyone, but it made me smile :-)

And if you're interested, the original is here:


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comment by mooch at 08:40 PM (GMT) on 26 January, 2008

Yes, the image doesn't appeal all that much but I do get the humour. Perhaps that sort of fun requires extra for the lead!

comment by Robert at 08:51 PM (GMT) on 26 January, 2008

Well spotted. I like it.

comment by derLitograph at 09:19 PM (GMT) on 26 January, 2008

fantastic, Dave, fantastic

comment by Jennifer at 09:33 PM (GMT) on 26 January, 2008

As Verity would say: LOL !

comment by cy at 09:38 PM (GMT) on 26 January, 2008

well, i guess she has let those flowers bloom. the funny part to me is the dog sign. what type of massage parlor has a dog roaming around in it.

comment by jkm at 11:16 PM (GMT) on 26 January, 2008

Just brilliant! Great sense of humour

comment by Ryan at 03:57 AM (GMT) on 27 January, 2008

Love it! Great Find.

comment by Richard Trim at 06:33 AM (GMT) on 27 January, 2008

The grungy frame is a delight Dave ... er well spotted.
On a second point ... Er umm ... Is it place for all the old age pensioners to go and have a cup of tea and a chat round the stove? ... Fantastic community spirit in Blackpool it seems!
Very PC with the health and safety warning as well.
BTW ...nice flowers . ;-) richard

comment by milou at 11:49 AM (GMT) on 27 January, 2008


comment by oldshutterhand at 01:44 PM (GMT) on 27 January, 2008

Perfect colour management. Funny place for folwers.

comment by Digi - Alistair at 03:04 PM (GMT) on 27 January, 2008

I have this very shot myself, crude minds think alike! This is an irrisistable location with pot of potential images. Wll spotted you!

comment by craig @ id7.co.uk at 07:11 PM (GMT) on 27 January, 2008

HellllllllllllllO - love the sign, not all that inviting for a massage, is it closed down, or is it still open, not that I;d expect you to know of course...... ;-)

comment by djn1 at 08:41 PM (GMT) on 27 January, 2008

Thanks all.

comment by Damian at 09:54 AM (GMT) on 28 January, 2008

David, was this taken on Central Drive? If so I think it used to be my step brothers parents old chippy.

comment by Jason at 01:13 PM (GMT) on 28 January, 2008

Dave I just love the irony this image conjures up and that dog sign could mean one of two things... and who would wants a massage from a dog ;-) (a fit young Thai girl maybe)

As for the comment by cy, I formed the impression he has been to quite a few of these establishments lol!

comment by Jano at 03:23 AM (GMT) on 29 January, 2008

That's if funny

Love all of your work.

Hopefully you can take a look at mine and leave a critic. See ya.

comment by One Way at 01:25 PM (GMT) on 29 January, 2008

I love these kinds of images of nicely-observed urban signs

comment by Claus Petersen at 04:49 PM (GMT) on 3 February, 2008

Great composition and colour, and the message in the bottom rihgt corner is quite funny!