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Advertising Columns
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Description:
Look for advertising columns, columns fixed to the earth and used for temporary and varied advertisements.
Expanded Description:
Advertising columns or Morris columns (French: colonne Morris, German: Litfaßsäule) are cylindrical outdoor sidewalk structures with a characteristic style that are used for advertising. They are common in the city of Berlin, Germany, where the first 100 columns were installed in 1855. Advertising columns were invented by the German printer Ernst Litfaß in 1854. Therefore, they are known as Litfaßsäulen (Litfaß columns).

In France, the columns are named Morris after Gabriel Morris, a printer, who held the concession for advertising in 1868. They were originally built by La Société Fermière des Colonnes Morris. Today, they are mostly built and maintained by the JCDecaux company, which purchased the original company in 1986.
Advertising columns are most typically used to display advertisements in the form of posters; many such advertisements have traditionally concerned theater, cinema, nightclub, and concert announcements. Some are motorised and rotate very slowly. A few Advertising columns house Sanisettes/toilets or telephone booths.

These advertising columns are one of the oldest form of advertising in the world and some of the oldest ones are heritage listed.

Most famous advertising columns played a role in movies such as:

  • The Third Man, Harry Lime (played by Orson Welles) uses one of these columns as an escape route to the sewer system under Vienna.
  • In the movie Gremlins 2, Billy Peltzer (played by Zach Galligan) and Daniel Clamp (played by John Glover), use one of these columns as an escape route from the Gremlin infested Clamp Building.
  • In the movie Men in Black II, Agent K (played by Tommy Lee Jones) and Agent J (played by Will Smith), use a column as an escape route from an alien infested MiB Headquarters.
Instructions for Posting a Advertising Columns Waymark:

What we are looking for:

  • Columns that can be used for temporary advertisements, often displayed as posters.
  • The shape is a cylinder with a roof, between 1m and 2m in diameter, and a height between 2 and 3m.
  • The column is fixed on the bottom, mostly with a concrete base. No movable columns are allowed.
  • If columns are standing close together, only one column can be waymarked.

Instructions for Posting an advertising column:

COORDINATES must be obtained by a personal visit to the site and should be taken at the column.

PHOTOS: Please provide two photos, one close up photo of the column and one photo which shows the column in its surroundings.

DESCRIPTION: Please describe the shape of the advertising column and explain, if it has something special or significant about it. Also discribe a minimum of one of the advertisements posted on the column (if already available), and explain what it is.
A long description is required.

NAMING CONVENTION: The name of the waymark MUST follow this format: Name of the place or name of the street – City - State/Province - Country.

LANGUAGE NOTE: We recognize Waymarking as a global hobby and welcome waymarks from all countries. All waymarks must have a long description section in ENGLISH. We encourage bilingual and multilingual waymarks.

Examples of acceptable and unacceptable advertising columns

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/2a/Colonne_spectacles_Vienne.jpg/220px-Colonne_spectacles_Vienne.jpg Beautiful old column, acceptable.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cd/Litfa%C3%9Fs%C3%A4ule_Trostberg.jpg/83px-Litfa%C3%9Fs%C3%A4ule_Trostberg.jpg

A newer column, acceptable

This is an enormous Pritt Stick and not a column for changable advertisments therefore unacceptable.
Bildergebnis für litfaßsäulen Here no advertisements are fixed. It is only a WC (=water closet, toilet) therefore unacceptable
Bildergebnis für litfaßsäulen This is an enormous needle therefore unacceptable
Bildergebnis für litfaßsäulen Not fixed on the bottom therefore unacceptable
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2. Give the date and a description of your visit.
3. Post at least one photo taken at the time of your visit.
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Image for Colonne Morris Pasteur - Aix en Provence, Paca, Franceview gallery

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Advertising ColumnsColonne Morris Pasteur - Aix en Provence, Paca, France

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Une colonne Morris dans le quartier Pasteur

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YvesProvence

location: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

date approved: 12/29/2017

last visited: never

Image for Colonne Morris - Avenue Victor Hugo - Aix en Provence, Paca, Franceview gallery

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Advertising ColumnsColonne Morris - Avenue Victor Hugo - Aix en Provence, Paca, France

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Une colonne Morris avenue Victor Hugo

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YvesProvence

location: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

date approved: 12/31/2017

last visited: never

Image for Colonne Morris - Place Barthélémy Niollon - Aix en Provence, Franceview gallery

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Advertising ColumnsColonne Morris - Place Barthélémy Niollon - Aix en Provence, France

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Une colonne Morris, Place Barthélémy Niollon à Aix en Provence

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YvesProvence

location: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

date approved: 3/8/2018

last visited: 6/6/2019

Image for Colonne Morris - Place Jeanne d'Arc - Aix en Provence, Paca, Franceview gallery

SS65.7 km

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Advertising ColumnsColonne Morris - Place Jeanne d'Arc - Aix en Provence, Paca, France

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Une colonne Morris devant la place de la Rotonde

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YvesProvence

location: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

date approved: 1/1/2018

last visited: never

Image for Colonne Morris - Cours d'Orbitelle - Aix en Provence, Franceview gallery

SS65.8 km

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Advertising ColumnsColonne Morris - Cours d'Orbitelle - Aix en Provence, France

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Une colonne Morris, cours d'Orbitelle à Aix en Provence

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YvesProvence

location: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

date approved: 3/8/2018

last visited: never

Image for Colonne Morris - Avenue Wolfgang Amadeus - Aix en Provence, Paca, Franceview gallery

SS66 km

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Advertising ColumnsColonne Morris - Avenue Wolfgang Amadeus - Aix en Provence, Paca, France

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Une colonne Morris avenue Wolfgang Amadeus

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YvesProvence

location: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

date approved: 1/1/2018

last visited: never

Image for Colonne Morris - Avenue Anatole France - Aix en Provence, Paca, Franceview gallery

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Advertising ColumnsColonne Morris - Avenue Anatole France - Aix en Provence, Paca, France

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La colonne Morris à l'angle de l'Avenue Anatole France et de l'avenue Benjamen Abram

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YvesProvence

location: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

date approved: 1/1/2018

last visited: never

Image for Place Leclerc - Valence - Franceview gallery

NWNW113 km

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Une colonne sur la place Leclerc dans le centre de Valence. A column on Leclerc Square in the center of Valence.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine

location: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

date approved: 11/9/2018

last visited: 7/16/2019

Image for AC - Le Vieux Port - Cannes, Franceview gallery

SESE122 km

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Advertising ColumnsAC - Le Vieux Port - Cannes, France

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A spotless advertising column situated near the Vieux Port in Cannes

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SUp3rFM & Cruella

location: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

date approved: 11/5/2017

last visited: never

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