This Barber Pole is taken from Dover. It's something that we do not often see anymore.
Do you know its history? In the medieval times, barber performed surgery on their customers. The poles are what the patients hold on to during surgery!
Read more about it at Wikipedia.
Check out Lisbon's photo today and you'll understand the reasoning behind holding on to the pole. As I mentioned on that blog, probably beats my current health care providers!!
Je ne connaissais pas cette histoire. merci
I did not know this history. thank you
I don't believe it!
It sounds very strange to my ears ...the burber was a doctor?
Thanks for the info...Nice weekend
we have similar red/blue/white stripe sign for barber in HK but not a light in this style, haven't seen this before and it looks quite retro stylish to me :-)
I didn't know that. Thanks Keropok. I just knew about bleeding people with leeches but not the pole grabbing part.
i never new, great info Keropok.
have a great weekend.
I had no idea either. Thanks for sharing that. This barber pole is wonderful. I've never seen one like it. Great find!
thank you Keropok man for the information. It seems today I learn a lot on DP. I just visited Lisi's site with the 3D advertisement and now you with this barber pole. what next?:)
Kate, yup, Lisbon's doctor is much better! haha.
Olivier, Jazzy, Zsolt, Faye, Selana, after taking the photo, then I decided to look up its history. Now more people know :-)
Lisi, yeah, it looks quite retro eh...
Carlos, yeah, the wikipedia talks about the leech thingy as well.
Have a good weekend everyone. Going for a big feast tonite!
Now a days, surgery by the barber is by accident :)
Bill, very humorous comment! I've learnt something today, like many others!
your second 100 posts is off to a superb start! Truly a testament to finding beauty in the mundane.
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