Paris – Eternal Symmetry

by Mark

Taking the exact same photos like everyone else does not leave me very satisfied. So I started taking pictures of seemingly random things, but they have themes. At least that’s what I tell my self. 🙂

With this collection of Paris images I was assembling themes of infinite, eternal, and symmetry. I found plenty in the Notre Dame cathedral, various museums, and under the cloudy Parisian sidewalks.

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Paris – Signs and Symbols

by Mark

This post is mostly about street signs and advertisements in and around Paris. It’s a very much an international city using more iconography over text to communicate information.

I took a lot of pictures of random stuff in Paris that I’ll have to sort through, more to come.

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London – Signs and Beasts

by Mark

Brilliant things to look at in and around London. The area, compared our trips to Iceland or Scotland, has a lot more beasts incorporated into their symbols. Their text-based signs are very similar to the other countries. However, London has more of a tendency to info-cluster bomb people with mosaics of signs.

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Scotland: Signs and Symbols

by Mark

The interesting thing about Scottish signs in the Isle of Skye is that they are also written in the Gaelic language (pronounced “gah-lick” in Scotland, as opposed to “gay-lick” in Ireland). Our tour guide mentioned that it’s also a dying language and there is an effort to preserve it by teaching it as a second language in Skye’s middle schools. However, when we got to Glasgow and Edinburgh try stopped with the Gaelic.

Also noticed that the metal lids on the street seem more functional than decorative compared to Iceland. Many of the street signs are similar though.

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