Saturday, September 01, 2007

1st Sep Theme Day: Street Lights and Signs



As always, September starts with a theme day. I took this photo in Insadong (again!) and we see lights, street signs (Insadong 5(o)-gil) and even signboards of restaurants on the street. FYI, we two ways to say numbers both in Korean and Chinese. Number 5 is called 'daseot' in Korean and 'o (五)' in Chinese. In case of conveying some numerical information like street and telephone numbers, postalcode or so, we follow the latter. This is what makes non-Korean speakers confused when they learn Korean first.

Have a look at what our multicultural bloggers took in their cities.

Seattle (WA), USA - Ocean Township (NJ), USA - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Cleveland (OH), USA - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Singapore, Singapore - Boston (MA), USA - Mexico (DF), Mexico - Kajang (Selangor), Malaysia - Mainz, Germany - Evry, France - Port Angeles (WA), USA - Sequim (WA), USA - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Nottingham, UK - Toulouse, France - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Manila, Philippines - Mumbai, India - Montpellier, France - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Stayton (OR), USA - Moscow, Russia - Paris, France - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Austin (TX), USA - Lyon, France - Stockholm, Sweden - Hyde, UK - Hong Kong, China - Joplin (MO), USA - Seoul, South Korea - Chandler (AZ), USA - St. Louis (MO), USA - Arlington (VA), USA - Anderson (SC), USA - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Villigen, Switzerland - Sydney, Australia - Ampang (Selangor), Malaysia - Montego Bay, Jamaica - Norwich (Norfolk), UK - San Diego (CA), USA - Bandung (West Java), Indonesia - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Melbourne, Australia - Nelson, New Zealand - Quincy (MA), USA - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Bend (OR), USA - Wellington, New Zealand - New Orleans (LA), USA - Cypress (TX), USA - Nashville (TN), USA - Bucaramanga (Santander), Colombia - Detroit (MI), USA - Saigon, Vietnam - Selma (AL), USA - Phoenix (AZ), USA - Miami (FL), USA - Arradon, France - Sheki, Azerbaijan - New York City (NY), USA - Inverness (IL), usa - North Bay (ON), Canada - Melbourne, Australia - Port Vila, Vanuatu - Tenerife, Spain - Auckland, New Zealand - Forks (WA), USA - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Chateaubriant, France - Madison (WI), USA - Wailea (HI), USA - Orlando (FL), USA - Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation - Ajaccio, France - Baltimore (MD), USA - Crepy-en-Valois, France - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea - Budapest, Hungary - Lyon, France - Saarbrücken, Germany - Adelaide (SA), Australia - Le Guilvinec, France - River Falls (WI), USA - Stavanger, Norway - Naples (FL), USA - London, UK - La Antigua, Guatemala - Philadelphia (PA), USA - Montréal (QC), Canada - Paris, France - San Diego (CA), USA - Trujillo, Peru - Haninge, Sweden - Prague, Czech Republic - Oslo, Norway - Grenoble, France - Shanghai, China - Toronto (ON), Canada - Durban, South Africa - Zurich, Switzerland - Cape Town, South Africa - Singapore, Singapore - Torino, Italy - Flagstaff (AZ), USA

24 comments:

Ming_the_Merciless said...

I am already confused!! :-)

Have a good weekend.

michelle said...

Wow, lovely lighting on the signs. Beautiful photo! :)

Bleeding Orange said...

I'm confused too, but I like your photo though!

Jilly said...

Very nice photo of lights and signs together.

Sudoksa said...

Realy nice photo !
I didn't know that there was a theme on the 1st day of each month. Where did you find it and how can we know the next one ?
Happily that i had a photo corresponding to his theme ! :)

don said...

woooow i would get lost in an sec. I like the signs. Beautiful graphic signs.

Dick said...

I like the light on the signs. Very nice photo.

Hyde DP said...

confusion all round but a little understanding always helps

Blue Wave 707 said...

Cool photo & cultural lesson! :-)

Emily Lin said...

I can't read the words and I'm lost now lol.

Nice shot. =)

Sunkyoung said...

Thank you very much for all your comments.

For folks who got confused, I really didn't mean to make you so. =^-^= (a blushing emoticon)

Sudoksa - You can find the page at http://www.dailyphotoblog.com/site/index.php?mode=themes, but you may be restricted to access to it.

Wendy said...

Very different from our street signs, and our lettering. Nice photo.

Sunkyoung said...

:) Yeah, they are different from yours though we aimed at trying your signs as a benchmark.

Anu said...

Very nice photo. You got the lights and signs together.
I cannot understand whats written but it looks like a significant location.

drNO said...

nice photo...
haven't been to korea....

travelphilippines said...

hmm thats a bit condfusing sunkyoung

Sudoksa said...

You were right... I'm restricted :'(

Sunkyoung said...

Anu, drNo - Thank you!

TP - I know it is. :)

Eric - If you want, I'd love to let you know in advance from next month.

Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

Speaking about confusions, thank you for the comment you left on my blog. All clear now :).

Your theme photo is delightful. Light, color, form, composition, everything is just so. Love the glow.

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

I love your photo 'cause the lamp exact in the corner. I try to learn to read them if I'll come there one day. AT the momet I am fascinated from them ^-^

Neva said...

which is why I hope when I visit my little foreign exchange student is with me!!!!

Sudoksa said...

I appreciate... thank you so much !

Eric

Sunkyoung said...

Fénix, Fabrizio - Gracias/ Grazie!!

Neva - He or she'd be happy to help you. Thank you for your visit.

Eric - The next month's theme is 'Cemetary/Tombstones.' I need to give it a visit to participate in this theme as they are just on the streets. I've got to google the cemetaries in Seoul.

Sudoksa said...

Thank You Sunkyoung ! I have to find a cemetary now... romantic walk in perspective. :)