Ten City Skylines

See how many you can guess. Answers at the end.
IMPORTANT: You can click to enlarge them for a better look, but there will be a caption at the bottom that gives you the answer. Careful.
Good luck:

Answers:
1. Sydney, Australia
2. Singapore
3. Antananarivo, Madagascar
4. Muscat, Oman
5. Istanbul, Turkey
6. Windhoek, Namibia
7. Havana, Cuba
8. Rome, Italy
9. Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
10. Reykjavik, Iceland

It’s true: some were easy enough, others were hard and a couple were pretty much impossible.
If you had fun with this leave a note and we can do this once in a while. Because there are 1153 more photos in the Cities and Urban Life Gallery at EarthPhotos.com.

Signs

Funny, expressive or just strange. Signs from around the world. It’s a perennial here at CS&W, and it’s a good excuse to publish the photo at the bottom one more time. Click to enlarge them, and there is a collection of many more signs at EarthPhotos.com.

Pretty much tells you everything you need to know, doesn’t it?
Somewhere out in the Burmese countryside.

 

The room where you hang up your underwear?
From the Hotel Føroyar, Torshavn, Faroe Islands.

 

Believe I’d turn right.
Nizwa, Oman.

 

Who is this clown?
Baku, Azerbaijan.

 

Whatever.
Sanya, Hainan Island, China.

 

Bullet holes in a wall.
Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina.

 

On the wall at a bar in Longyearbyen, Svalbard.

 

All the important places.

 


At a flea market outside Moscow, Russia.

 

The National History Museum,Tirana, Albania.

 

Of course not. Why go in there?
Ishasha Wilderness, Uganda.

 

I’ll bet.
Hanoi, Vietnam.

 

And the big finish, the greatest shop of all time.
Near Siam Center, Bangkok, Thailand.

Parliamentary Protest Pun

thing

Love this seemingly equivocal protest poster that I screen-grabbed earlier today from the Guardian. In Icelandic “thing” means “assembly,” and the parliament is known as the Althing, or Alþing in the local alphabet. So this very clever, mild-appearing protester is stealth-calling for dissolution of parliament.

Friday Photos #49 – Funny Signs

Let’s count ’em down, shall we?
At #7, these guys want your business. Right damned now. Pub in Dublin, Ireland.
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At #6, it’s not that it’s funny really, just that it’s entirely incomprehensible advertising. Billboard in Sanya, Hainan Island, China. Shoe shop?

Whatever.

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At #5, the entrance to Luna Park, an amusement park at Milson’s Point in Sydney, Australia.

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Here’s #4, the men’s room at the Hotel Føroyar, Torshavn, Faroe Islands. At least I guess that’s what it is. I wasn’t going in there.

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#3: Bless you. Rail stop in Poland. Town too, I guess.

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#2. I bet. Sign in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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And the number 1 all time best sign ever, anywhere, sign in the world, from Bangkok, welcome to Miss Puke!

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Here are some more interesting signs. And all the other Friday Photos. Have a good weekend, everybody.