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This looks like a bus stop. Or do apartments/flats/condominiums routinely have pavilions this bare?
guess it is somewhere people can stand and smoke without getting a sunburn (which is importante muy in espagna)
That's not a bus stop because there's no bus stop sign nearby. It's right in front of a pedestrian crossing so it might have been placed to provide a little bit of shadow as suggested by @rodensteiner-ING , although the placement is too weird with the benches on the outside.
I guess that it was some townhall with some money to burn.
How about this one? It just says "VP" and an existing wayspot nearby looks exactly the same. I'm guessing it's just marking a utility line or pipe.
in this part of the world these things usually are there to show the borders of areas. We call them Grenzsteine here in Germany.
That's a milestone for a livestock route.
could you tell us what a livestock route is? even beign remote, rural and with animals i never heard that.
It's a route for transhumance, to move livestock according to the seasons. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drovers%27_road and this Spanish version talks about the ones in Spain https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/V%C3%ADa_pecuaria
I’m so sorry, I literally fell asleep while reviewing 🙈 just saw your post.
It’s just as WheelTrekker explained before, a “Vía Pecuaria” is a route to move livestock through the seasons. I don’t really know what to do with those nominations, becouse while the routes have cultural value as heritage of a way of living that is slowly disappearing, nominations show pictures milestones as the one shown in this thread, usually with little or no difference among them. Either that, or using a road sign as this one
But nominating this sign is just like nominating any other road sign, something mass produced. Some of them were approved time ago, some weren’t. Right now, I just skip them.
Near me they look like this, can be one every few hundred meters.
They're cow or sheep trails, not people trails. They're set back from the dirt trail / road. No one tries to ride or bike past them. It would probably be dangerous. Livestock can get mean with people they don't know. The path could be overgrown, not flat and nice like most trails. You also might get in trouble for trespassing.
People in America are too worried about trespassing.
How can you trespass if it's a public path?
And we all know that every year there are hundreds of accidents with sheeps.
They can be, but not necessarily. Some parts are shared with nicely renovated bicycle and walking roads, made specifically to accommodate people out and about in the neighborhood (e.g. this one). Still, not really meant for hiking and as @Ossorno-ING above i skip them or reject if there's already one identical accepted nearby.
I duped the one I got to review. It was named "17" but "18" was already a POI at at the same intersection just across the road. Neither photo showed any kind of unique number to tell them apart.
Are barber shops hangout places for Spanish men?
The sign doesn't look "vintage". Is it a common stencil, or something unusual?
Just being a place that sells things or services (and then you leave) doesn't meet criteria.
How about this one? It just looks like a number you'd give police if you need their help, so they could find you. Not historical. "Pedestrian access" doesn't make it eligible. At 41.62474,-4.767564
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They might be placed every kilometer in every road all around the country.
Yes, it's what it looks like, a kilometre point, but it's like the old ones, it's not used now. However, unless it has a plaque that shows that it's somehow historic, it's a reject for me also.
How about the barber shop one? In some cultures in the U.S., barber shops are the hot spot. They even have different chairs for customers or just dropping by. But not in all cultures. So I'd expect some explanation / proof that a given barber shop is a hangout.
I’d say they’re just intending to present that design as something with artistic value… Traditionally, barbers in Spain are not a hangout, although nowadays a few are starting to be (usually barbers of and for people from America)