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Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says

"Irony" - (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

“Irony” – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The sign says… What?! – Signs are pervasive, that is they’re everywhere we go, they can be informative, persuasive, instructional or contemplative.  The odd/funny ones you remember the most.  Signs don’t need to be splashed on billboards, they could represented as symbols or even as hand or body gestures.  Some signs are universal in meaning while others leave room for interpretation.  Below is a summary of the images in this post.

Irony – The white painted lines on the road clearly indicate that this is a pedestrian crossing which a man is crossing on his motorcycle.  In the two weeks we had spent travelling through Vietnam, I had never used, nor had I seen anyone use a crossing yet we would literally step into busy oncoming city traffic (in what could be described as organized chaos) to cross roads – and therein lies the irony.

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"Grand Prix" - (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

“Grand Prix” – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Grand Prix – Another photo of Ho Chi Minh City traffic, here motorists are stopped at traffic lights, their gazes are fixed at the digital countdown timer which is to their right (top left of frame) waiting for the green light.

"Signed Collection" - (Hollywood, California)

“Signed Collection” – Hollywood, California, USA

Signed Collection – this image was taken when we stopped at a set of traffic lights on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood.  I was particularly interested in the homeless man crossing the street with his collection of signs.  It was 4 July and he had his ‘birthday’ sign out.

Choices and Consequences I - Australia Zoo, Queensland, Australia

Choices and Consequences I – Australia Zoo, Queensland, Australia

Choices and Consequences – this is a sign at a crocodile enclosure at Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo in Queensland, Australia.  I don’t think the sign even says ‘don’t play with crocodiles’ or even ‘don’t feed crocodiles’ (the red circle with diagonal bar symbol for ‘DO NOT’ springs to mind), I think its simply saying that there are choices and then there are consequences.  The first image is of the sign, the second image gives context (crikey!).

Choices and Consequences II -(Australia Zoo, Queensland, Australia)

Choices and Consequences II – Australia Zoo, Queensland, Australia

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Discussion

14 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says

  1. Wow, nice collection of signs.

    Posted by Forest So Green | June 1, 2013, 9:43 pm
  2. How weird that last sign is! Must admit it confuses me but I don’t need a sign to convince me to stay away from the crocs!!

    Posted by Tina Schell | June 2, 2013, 3:15 am
  3. The sign warning against sitting on fence number ONE with the last photo showing what kind of fence it is … Would you dream sitting on a fence like that?!

    Posted by franhunne4u | June 2, 2013, 6:13 am

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