It has come to my attention that I like to take pictures of signs (also including menus, stickers, advertisements, etc.). Mostly silly signs, or vulgar offensive signs (you've been warned!), or just ones I like. Here's a collection of some of my favorites from over the years...
"Not Safe for Public Use"
Trafalgar Square - Post World Cup game
#16 - Naked pseudo-ice skating rink
"Damp Proof Twenty Seven Deluxe Safety Match"
(Agni is translated to 'fire', specifically in digestion, but aparantly in matches, too :) )
Rishikesh - along the Ganges
I just love the way the guy is holding the building :D
"This Facility Monitored by an MDA Scientific Toxic Gas Detection System"
Breathing Apparati (for next photo)
"Backside Diffusion" (Quick, grab those breathing apparati!)
"As barbarians topple barbarians, lost in the midst of ever shifting good and evil our only constant is feeling less human."
"Please remove shoes here."
"Be careful Don't get hurt and don't hurt anybody"
Albuquerque - with 3-finger glove
"Cage for Carrier Pigeons"
Udaipur City Palace
"Welcome to Camel Safari & Horse Ride"
"Can't Fix Stupid"
"The Center of the Universe"
"Get Clicked Like a King & Queen"
"Complete Man Tailors"
"Cut Here for Emergency Rescue"
Airplane graveyard, CA
"Danger de Mort"
"Dear Uncle Can't you drive without Honking???"
"Dedicated to the Unborn"
"Deep Fried Treats"
Albuquerque - Expo NM
Diet... what now?
A misspelling on a menu is one thing, however, a tout on the Sam sand dunes near Pakistan tried to sell me "Cock or Beer?" - just like bars in America, jk.
"Do not touch the monument wall chain and pillar"
Europe - we survived off these things for our month-long vacation. I had high hopes of trying foods each country was known for, only to discover that either, 1) we here in America had wrongly associated that food with the country, or 2) the food was prohibitively expensive. So, doners. Doners everywhere. And they were everywhere, so we ate them.
"Drive Dead Slow"
"Drools" Dog food
"End of Travellator"
New Delhi Airport
Germany - despite being of German heritage, my German is not good. I like to call this one "Fish going bezerk"
"Handle with Care"
Bikaner - tub in our hotel room
India - though I understand that this is grammatically correct, it looked strange to my American eyes, however the next photo...
Truck in India
"Jain Bathroom Without Permission Not Allowed"
"Tourist are requested 1. Please Don't used unauthorized guides "touts" Please ask license
2. Trade with only reputed
3. Avoid friendship and advice of the person (touts) who approach by moter or bike or follow you on highway or around city area provide thier service of hotels, desert safari or sight seen.
4. Use dust been. Avoid use of plastic.
Please help us to provide happy & Wealthy tourism
Requested by Jaisalmer Tourist Guide Welfare Society"
"Important Setup Tips! The included jellyfish will need to be washed with soap and water. Rub the jellyfish well to remove any air bubbles. Soak the jellyfish in water for at least one hour before placing them in the tank. It may take up to 24 hours for the jellyfish to settle to the middle of the tank, insert the jellyfish and leave them overnight. This will allow them to settle to the middle of the tank for better viewing."
"Team Member Pick of the Month Jesus's Pick Green Grapes"
"Hotel Akash with Chillout Cafe John is Here"
"Keep Doors Closed"
"Keep the Grand"
"Lovelace Woe's Hosital"
Man with signs.
"No Riders Material Lift No Personal Travel This is Not an Exit"
"Cave of Payahari Baba - This is the cave of Sri Krishna Das Payahari Baba who was a great hermit. He lived on milk only. He was reputed to have miraculous powers. He was the religious preceptor of Nabhaji, the well known author of the Bhaktamala."
Monkey Temple, Jaipur
"Mind the Gap"
Monkey on sign
Monkey on Sign
"Sitting behind the shrubs of the garden is strictly prohibited. Don't make the garden dirty, use dustbin to throw the garbage. Running, playing & doing exercise in the garden are strictly prohibited. Plucking the fruits, flowers, leaves and spoiling plants of the garden is a punishable offence. Any indecent act in the garden is a punishable offence."
Enjoy yourselves! Moon Garden, Agra
"You Must be at Least this Tall to Ride"
"Coca-Cola My Choice Cafe & Restaurent"
"No Entry Barry is a Bollex"
No Monkeys, pigeon feeding station
Monkey Temple, Jaipur
"Pink Floyd Cafe"
"Prams Car Seats Cots Buggies"
"Private Area Entry Strictly Prohibited"
Udaipur City Palace
"Prohibited Items at Taj Mahal"
"Ray Beauty & Massage Parlour Only for Ladies"
"Akshay Hair Art & Massage Center RC Cola"
"Please Remove Your Shoes Here"
"Say No To Plastic" - it's bad for the cows
"Scavenging is illegal and reported to Police"
Mission Beach - what if I scavenge the sticker?
Agra - billboard outside our hotel, I misread it several times.
"Marry Christmas & Prosperous"
"Sofa Cum Bed"
Delhi - Yes, I understand that this is grammatically correct. However, as an advertiser, I'd consider going with different word choice...
"Breath Smoke-free Air, Costs Nothing."
Poster up during World Cup
"Stain Your Heritage and Feel Glorious"
Jaisalmer - it took us a while to figure out that STD meant 'Standard' and applied to phone kiosks. LOL
"For God's sake STOP HONKING"
"Stop the sex trade by shaming the clients"
"Sunder Brass Band"
"Take Away American Style Southern Fried Chicken (and no pooping dog sign in foreground)"
"The Homeless are Revolting... Join them!"
"They are Waiting"
"Trinkwasser" Umm, no thanks
"We saw a vision. In the darkness of despair we saw a vision - we lit the light of hope - and it was not extinguished. In the desert of discouragement we saw a vision - we planted the tree of valor - and it blossomed. In the winter of bondage we saw a vision - we melted the snow of lethargy - and the river of ressurection flowed from it. We sent our vision aswim like a swan on the river - the vision became a reality - winter became summer - bondage became freedom - and this we left to you as your inheritance. O generations of freedom, remember us - the generations of the vision."
"Way to Palaces"
"We Want You!! Support Your Local Independent Music Store"
"Wet For Side"
"Pure Natual Yak Cheese"
"Won't crack or yellow" - but it's yellow paint...
"You Rock! You are all beautiful"