A few street signs I gathered from a few of my photo files.
For more signs from around the world please visit Tom's blog.
Portuguese street names in Perth - the first two are actually in my suburb.
Madeira Road was named after the owners of a big farm in this area bought by a couple who came from the Island of Madeira just over 60 years ago. The suburb is now just a 20min drive to the city centre, but back then is was far from the city and they were probably the only ones around...
The farm was later subdivided, and partially sold for houses and a shopping centre. About 2 years ago Mr S died, and in July this year the original "palace" was sold and the owner moved into a Retirement village. That lady, the original owner is my friend Idalia. We are actually going to have dinner with her at her new place this Friday.
Douro Place is in West Perth, but there is a Douro Street in Fremantle.
In fact there are a couple of Portuguese street names in Fremantle too, being the area where most of the original Portuguese immigrants from Madeira lived, to be close to the sea as a lot of them were fishermen, but I just couldn't find my photos with these.
This one is from Melbourne:
Street signs from Sydney:
Kirribilli Avenue is where the Kirribilli House is located, that being the secondary residence for Australia's Prime Minister, when he is not in Canberra.
One from the city of Ponta Delgada in the Island of Sao Miguel, Azores: