Jason got in touch with me about an old photo of mine from something like 2006. There is an area in Birmingham called Gate City and it is not a place I'd like to find myself after dark, or really near dark. The area is known to me as a place that is not only a set a of Projects, but one with only one way in and out. Anyway...this was nearby said projects and, in fact, it is still around today and just as impacting. So since I dug out the negative and rescanned it I figured I'd post it too.
I still have no idea what the sign is in reference to. I will never ask.
It reads (for the sake of it being text on the page instead of just an image):
WE BEG YOU WITH TEARS IN OUR EYES TO PLEASE LEAVE US ALONE