I love signs: their promise of discovery, their designs, and their urban lives. Here are some favorites from my trips.

Sign for the Theater of Balbus at Cádiz

Rooftop sign at the Madre Museum in Naples

Sign pointing to Glanum in the countryside near Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

Sign for the Arbeia Fort in the middle of the South Shields townscape

signs to all the best places in Mérida

Signs pointing to the amphitheater and theater at Arles, on a street with two names.

A street named "Amphitheater Ascent" at Lyon

Sign pointing to Córdoba's archaeological museum, with the Venus statue as a logo

Signs in Latin at the Wallsend train station

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