Signs of the times...As the Tourism Season prepares to open here in Charleston, perhaps it is time to take a look at how other cities use signage to try to educate visitors about basic issues ..such as proper dress.
Sometimes even the most obvious needs to be highlighted.
Spoleto is just around the corner so the discrete brass sign shown above (from New Orleans) probably would be a good start.
Now THIS sign spotted a few blocks away from Bourbon Street gave me pause.
We all have been told that "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas." so perhaps there is a reason to proclaim this type of warning in The Big Easy.
What bothered me is it was posted on a neighborhood convenience store.
We MAY not be at this point yet.
Charleston may never actually pass a ban on smoking but at least a few restaurants are allowed to put out their tables and chairs on selected and very specific sized sidewalks.
We might be even moving closer to that very relaxed attitude that prevails right now in New Orleans' French Quarter and down in Savannah.
Walking around with open containers would probably work well here..but, gentlemen, not in a tank top, please.