Vienna got world famous for its Life Ball and Song Contest themed Traffic Lights

2015-05-16 18:34 | Comments: 0

Vienna got world famous for temporarily displaying mixed and same-sex couples in its pedestrian traffic lights for Life Ball and Song Contest.

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"Ampelpärchen": Pedestrian traffic lights showing same-sex couples in Vienna.

An example of Vienna's new traffic lights "Ampelpärchen" opposite the Life Ball stage.

Hi, Vienna/Austria is currently in the headlines of a lot of newspapers and websites, not only for hosting Life Ball and the Eurovison Song Contest 2015, but for an open-minded, loved & debated art project, known as "Ampelpärchen" (traffic light couples).

On 49 pedestrian crossing lights in Vienna the little gender-neutral figure has been replaced showing now male/female, male/male and female/female couples spreading the spirit of Life Ball for love and tolerance.

The art project, whose effects on traffic safety are also being researched, will stay till the end of June, but there is also a movement to keep the signs longer.

On the verge of Life Ball and ESC 2015 people are photographing the unusual traffic lights like crazy :P

"Ampelpärchen": Pedestrian traffic lights showing same-sex couples in Vienna.

"Ampelpärchen": Pedestrian traffic lights showing same-sex couples in Vienna.

"Ampelpärchen": Pedestrian traffic lights showing same-sex couples in Vienna.

"Ampelpärchen": Pedestrian traffic lights showing same-sex couples in Vienna.

"Ampelpärchen": Pedestrian traffic lights showing same-sex couples in Vienna.

"Ampelpärchen": Pedestrian traffic lights showing same-sex couples in Vienna.

Have you spotted all variants of the "Ampelpärchen" already?

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