Weekly Photo Challenge – The Sign Says / Travel Theme – Costume

“Sign, sign, everywhere a sign. Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind.  Do this, don’t do that can’t you read the sign.”

Five Man Electrical Band

Not long ago I posted about signs I enjoyed in Provence, France (check it out here).  This time, I thought I’d have some fun with our Weekly Photo Challenge “The Sign Says” by sharing some colorful signs from around the world.

We begin with a beautiful horse wearing his very fancy sign of honor – and of course a nod to Ailsa for her “Costume” challenge 🙂



“A horse is the projection of people’s dreams about themselves.”

Pam Brown

Now I don’t speak much German, but I can guess why the little fellow below is suggesting one should carry a bag while walking him.  For the unimaginative, the little green squares give us a further hint!



“A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles.”

Mignon McLaughlin

Apparently the proprietors of the Thai fruit shake stand below don’t speak English any better than I speak German 🙂



“Everybody laughs the same in every language.”

Yakov Smirnoff

And in Chile, some creative entrepeneurs have set up a well-signed “local” drug store complete with English and Japanese translations.



“A strong positive attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.”

Patricia Neal

From La Boca in Buenos Aires, a colorful vendor of sweets and treats.



“Never trust a skinny ice cream man.”

Ben Cohen

And who wouldn’t want to take home some lovely Elephant Dung as a souvenir of a fun trip to Thailand!



“A fool looks for dung where the cow never browsed.”

African Proverb

Last but not least, from here in the US, my favorite sign of all – look closely at the sign on the gas pump.  Can’t we all relate to this one sometimes?!



I hope you’ve enjoyed my colorful attempt at sign humor.   To see more weekly challenge SIGN entries, go here.

78 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge – The Sign Says / Travel Theme – Costume

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  2. hysterical!
    (don’t need to reply to my comments… i am playing catch up and have a lot of catchin up to do to enjoy all you have posted) thanx! dsup

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    • Thanks Tom, I enjoyed this one. Of course once I posted I thought of several other shots I could have used. Oh we’ll, next time!

      Sent from my iPad

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  7. Love the variety of photos here – the colourful horse is – well, colourful! Also love the translations (or part thereof) from different countries. Terrific signs! And thanks for dropping by my blog.

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  9. Great selection and an amazingly diverse response to the challenge!! I do really love those images of signs from Provence too, : )))

  10. As always, your combo of quotes and photos is great. The decorations on the horse are amazing. I think there’s more going on than meets the eye.

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