After last week’s admission that I love to take pictures of people taking pictures [averagetraveller.com], I am following up with yet another confession. I love taking pictures of street signs. Sign pictures are like exposition in a movie. They tell the story without you having to tell the story. Maybe it’s just lazy photography. Okay, I admit that it’s just plain lazy photography but there are bright colours and professionally designed graphics. Street signs are like a photo sugar high to me.
Plus, if you get really lucky you can find some adulterated signs such as:
This photo was submitted to Travel Photo Thursday [budgettravelerssandbox.com], a weekly collection of travel photos hosted by Budget Traveler’s Sandbox. Check it out to see a great selection of travel photos from all over the world.
Bonus photos below. As I alluded to above, they’re all pretty self explanatory:
Love Travel Photo Thursday – signs are fascinating when grouped in a posting
I’m not even sure what that first sign is forbidding?!
Who knows? It’s England. It could mean anything!
I love street signs too and there is such variety on the same theme from country to country. Also love shooting funny plaques.
I haven’t seen a lot of funny plaques, but the District of North Vancouver makes funny street signs on purpose: http://www.dnv.org/article.asp?c=740
I think signs can be great subjects for photos. Good ones here! But I’m with SensibleTraveler about that first one — what does it mean?
I interpret it as “people must carry large boards” except for cyclists, of course, as that could be tricky!
That first sign pretty indicative to what’s been going on!
Ok, “grab what you can and run” is a better interpretation. Who knew this sign was there to incite a riot!