Monday, September 29, 2014

Strange highway markings

Not unexpected, but still surprising, is the (to me) curious letter symbols of the Mandarin language. But even more unexpected is that most of the signage provides a subtitle in English. Our western language seemingly extends to products and packaging and just about everything else in China.


  1. Mighty fine image, John. The familiar elements cars, street, signs suddenly come under pressure with that abstract (for our eyes) signs.

    Oh yes, and this is a empty street. I don't want to imagine what will happen if they get filled with the typical northern hemisphere gas guzzlers and trucks. Fortunately there is no climate change...

  2. The Chinese use a Western system called Pinyin which makes Chinese easier to read for those who can't read the thousands of characters. Makes for an interesting photo.