Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says

Well here we have yet another sign challenge. I’ve already done posts for both Ailsa and Cee for this theme, so I thought I may be running out of signs to show you, but it’s become obvious to me that I’m fascinated by signs, as I’ve found quite a number that I haven’t used before.

Whilst in California, on our way from Las Vegas to San Francisco, I was rather surprised to see this signpost to Johannesburg. At the time, my home was in Johannesburg South Africa, and I really thought I was much further away from home than 1 mile. πŸ™‚ I have since looked up this place on the internet, and found that Johannesburg CA, was founded to support mining operations at nearby Randsburg, and that this town was named Johannesburg, by miners who had previously worked in the gold-producing region of South Africa. It has a population of only 172 people.

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Still in the USA, we found a pyramid and a Luxor sign in Las Vegas. Who needs to travel to Egypt?

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Also on the same trip, we found ourselves at the O.K, Corral, in Tombstone Arizona, the site of the infamous gunfight in which Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Virgil and Morgan Earp, fought the Clantons and McLaurys in October 1881.

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Here is general George Custer’s tombstone at the Little Bighorn battlefield in Wyoming, which is supposed to mark the place where he fell during the 1876 battle against the combined forces of the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes. This has been named ‘Custer’s Last Stand’.

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On our journey from La Paz to Machu Picchu, we stayed overnight at this hotel in Huatajata on the bank of Lake Titicaca. As you can see, it boasts the highest elevator in the world, at 12,550 feet.

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On our fabulously scenic ten-hour ride from Puno to Cusco, Peru’s most beautiful city, we stopped off at the highest point of our trip, La Region Puno Les Desea pass at an altitude of 14,200 feet. There was a woman there, doing a roaring trade in thick jerseys and hats made of Alpaca wool. I was feeling rather cold at such a high altitude, so bought a jersey, but drew the line at wearing a woolly hat with pom-poms dangling under my chin. Vanity before warmth, I always say. πŸ™‚

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Back to more normal altitudes; outside Bangkok there are salt flats, and we saw this lady selling bags of salt. I have no idea how much they were, as I don’t read Siamese.

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Here on Phi Phi Island, hubby wanted my pic taken with the laundry sign, as he often jokes about my concern that we should always have clean and ironed clothes on our travels, however difficult that may prove to be.

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Here in Kuta Beach Bali, we found this sign really funny, and thought it should rather have read, ‘Bogus Watch’, as they were all fake replicas of the really expensive famous makes.

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Lastly, here are many signs down the street in the Beiyuanmen Muslim Market in X’ian. This pic was taken in 1999, before it became a tourist attraction well known for its food stalls and souvenir shops. Of course the signs are all in Chinese, so I really have no clue what they say. πŸ˜•

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I have still more signs, just in case we get another challenge, so bring it on. πŸ˜€

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