Cross over with the green men

It’s funny how little things will capture my attention. And here’s an example of that: the green and red stop lights for pedestrians seem to tickle my fancy.


"Green Man!"

I call out, “Green Man” when the green light (a stick-figure man) gives us permission to cross the street. The red man doesn’t get my attention, for all he does is make us stand and wait.


I remember the last time I was here in Berlin and that green man stick figured caught my attention. Now I have discovered that I’m not the only one who likes the little green men. Marilyn and I found a complete store dedicated to the ‘green man’.  Not so much attention is given to the red man.

In the store there are bags, cups, purses, t-shirts, sweat shirts, shorts, and more more with the cute green man logo.


Green Man logo outside of the Green Man store

It was also a surprise to be sitting in the lobby and look at the Christmas decorations inside the moving door. There I found that the red and green stop light was used as decor, along with Santa Claus. So there!  I’m not the only person infatuated with the green man.


I won’t be coming back to the states with any souvenirs of green man, however I did take a photo of a stop light, and the green man logo at the front of the store.

While on the subject of observations, I have noticed that smokers are not aloud to smoke inside restaurants, but most have designated places out doors. Because it’s cold outside for those who want a smoke, many restaurants provide chairs with blankets. It’s not uncommon to see a cigar smoking man all bundled up with his cigar outside.

Blanket covered chairs for smoker's comfort in the cold air in front of a restaurant

One Response to Cross over with the green men

  1. Laureen, the photo of the Green Man in the store, was odd to me, because in the background you can see what looks like a girl in ponytails, in red, representing the don’t walk. I find it odd that male represents GO and female represents STOP. Seems a more logical scenario would have been a green man profile for walk and a red frontal man for stop. Does that strike you as odd or am I being too picky?

    Anna Mae

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