It’s important to talk about wars and rumors of wars, but CS&W was originally about travel, travel writing and photography. So today, back to that.
Wherever we go we collect photos of fun, strange, unusual, bewildering, sometimes incomprehensible signs. Here are a few for your amusement, and there are over 450 in the Signs Gallery at EarthPhotos.com. Go ahead, have some fun.
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The venerable Miss Puke, Siam Square, Bangkok. She’s been there for years. Last confirmed last Christmas.
Of course not. Seen in Hanoi.
Whatever it says, it means it. Illimanaq, Greenland.
Ad man at work, downtown Rangoon, Burma.
Something lost in translation. At a shopping center on Hainan Island, China.
Making a living in Fort Portal, Uganda.
Might want to click through on this one to make it bigger so you can read it. This restaurant in Lima, Peru offers real, fresh aborigines!
Click on through for a dozen more.
This is the facade over a theatre entrance in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Sign on the back of the driver’s seat in a cab in Hong Kong.
Graffiti, Sarajevo not long after the war.
Who said you did? At a Moscow flea market in the snow.
Your guess is as good as mine. Over a door in Sydney, Australia.
All the important places. Thai restaurant in Helsinki.
This guy’s got it all. A shop just outside Lilongwe, Malawi.
Self-service ferry stop near Port Vila, Vanuatu.
We never got down there, so I don’t know. St. Helena Island, South Atlantic Ocean.
I ain’t going in there. Yerevan, Armenia.
Might need to click this one to read it. A plea for modesty in a cabin on the MV Ilala, sailing across Lake Malawi.
Sign in a restaurant in Gangtok, Sikkim, India.