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  • Did Hore-Belisha on safari
    See the zebra crossing
    That filled the lines
    Between the beacons?

    For those unfamiliar with Mr. Hore-Belisha, he was the Minister of Transport in England who, in 1934, instituted the Belisha Beacon, a yellow globe on top of a black and white striped pole that served as a marker for pedestrian crossings on a road. Later, black and white stripes were painted on the road surface itself, leading the name 'Zebra Crossing'.

    My photograph was taken at the Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa. I have no idea whether Mr. Hore-Belisha ever went to Africa. He probably went to London Zoo though.
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