For the last three months, I've been actively thinking that I must hunt down some photos of these for my blog. The problem is that I'm usually in the car and there's usually no-where to pull over.
Finally, one while I was walking!
In Britain, the practice of erecting milestones originated with the Romans. Roman milestones were stone obelisks, often with no inscription other than the name of the emperor, erected at one mile intervals along the road. In Rome itself, there was a golden milestone, being the point from which the vastness of the Roman Empire was measured.
Mostly superseded by modern road signs, milestones are less common than they once were, but there are still some to be found; though not always in such good condition as this one. I will strive to photograph more whenever I can.
Do such things exist in your neck of the woods?