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Follow the yellow (asphalt driveway)

By , November 12, 2012

Driveway painted yellow

Driveway painted yellow

When they’re located on a high-speed rural road a couple of kilometres away from any real landmarks, homeowners can sometimes have difficulty giving directions to visitors not familiar with the area. Some try to use distances in minutes or metres (“One minute south of Bailieboro on 28,” “four and a half kilometres north of County Road 9,” and so on), but such measurements tend to be either imprecise or inconvenient. Others put up their own landmarks to guide visitors: lawn ornaments, rock gardens, and flagpoles are among the more common examples. But some homeowners take a more direct route when it comes to giving directions: there’s just no mistaking “turn at the giant yellow driveway” for some other location.

(Freshly painted starting three weeks ago, as seen on County Road 28 about two kilometres south of Bailieboro, or twelve minutes north of the Transformers. Look for the giant yellow driveway.)

3 Responses to “Follow the yellow (asphalt driveway)”

  1. Torontopoika says:

    Is that Emerald City in the distance?

  2. Susan Wells says:

    They painted it way off their, and onto HWY property. Will the police come calling?

  3. Mark Moore says:

    From now on I’m having all my film locations paint their driveways like this to help the terminally lost crew find them. My wife always makes fun of the road cones on every corner leading the way -’like bread crumbs’, to the various locations.

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