Italian Man Collects Over 18,000 Hotel ‘Do Not Disturb’ Signs

Possibly the only "museum" of its kind in the world.

Do Not Disturb (DND) Tag Hanging on Foot
Do Not Disturb (DND) Tag Hanging on Foot / by HeikeFrohnhoff on Pixabay

Everybody needs a hobby, and nearly everyone who travels has collected something or other along the way. For some of us, it’s fridge magnets, postcards, jewelry, or bar coasters. For Edoardo Flores, he found his calling in hotel ‘Do Not Disturb’ signs.

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Flores has collected over 18,000 Do Not Disturb signs from hotels in 197 countries (in case you’re keeping track that’s nearly every nation on Earth). Flores doesn’t condone theft. Aside from the paper ones that are easily replaced, he always asks for permission to take a sign and has either purchased or been given all the signs in his collection.

Not all of the signs are from his own travels. Some have been contributed to the collection by friends and family who know of Flores’ obsession. Now, the collection can be viewed online in a virtual museum.

Check out more, including an interview with Flores, on The Washington Post

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