No Smoking — Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Piles or Stack

This is our entry in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Piles or Stack.

We saw this huge woodpile at a local garden center. It dwarfs the car parked to the left.

Here is a closeup of the sign at lower right in front of the woodpile. The sign could easily be overlooked, but it should go without saying …

These photos were taken on August 24, 2016.

Not that way — Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – April 13, 2018

This is our entry in Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – April 13, 2018.

While walking along a marked trail in Huntley Meadows Park in Alexandria, Virginia, we came across a sign:

MAINTENANCE ROAD

INFORMAL TRAIL

This path is not recognized nor maintained by park staff. If you choose to use it, proceed with caution. The path may be uneven, wet, and difficult to follow.

We decided not to go that way.

This photo was taken on March 23, 2018. Specs are:

Canon SL2, ISO 100, f/9.0, 1/80 sec, 27 mm

Do not leave your shoes in place — Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: April 8, 2018

This is our entry in Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: April 8, 2018.

When we visited Anuradhapura, one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, we also visited the sacred fig tree Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi in the Mahamewna Gardens.  As is the case in all such sacred places, visitors are required to remove their shoes before entering. The question is always, where shall we leave our shoes? Usually there is a staffed building nearby with shoe-minders, where shoes can be left safely and retrieved after paying a very small fee (50 Sri Lankan Rupees, or about 35 cents, for three pairs of shoes).  In the picture below, the small building can be seen in the back. The grassy space in front is roped off with a sign in the local language as well as in English:

Do not leave your shoes in place

Of course, we see many “shoes in place” (even on the base of the sign), as well as a man in the very act of ignoring the directions.

This photo was taken on February 4, 2018. Specs are:

Canon 100D, ISO 800, f/11, 1/640 sec, 21 mm.

Which Way to the Bathroom — Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – January 19, 2018

This is our entry in Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – January 19, 2018.

We found this sign on the door to a bathroom in Lisbon, Portugal. Sometimes it is hard for a tourist to understand exactly which way the locals are expecting us to behave.

This photo was taken on September 8, 2017.  Specs are:

Canon 100D, ISO 100, f/16, 1/125 sec, 28mm.

 

Take me with you

This is our entry in Dutch goes the Photo!’s Tuesday Photo Challenge – Signs.

A few weeks ago we visited a local garden center that had a display of signs for sale.  The signs  seem to be intended as a whimsical way to help guests find the garden. For me, they triggered a memory of the magnetic poetry games that used to be so popular.  For your enjoyment:

Wherever you go,

Take me with you.

To the garden?

Get away from it all!

 

This photo was taken on August 24, 2017. Specs are: f/2, 1/120 sec, 4.67 mm.