Saturday, September 19, 2009

Upside-Down (This week's Photo Hunt theme)



It seems like someone was being too clever for his or her own good. No, I'm not referring to tnchick and her choice of theme for this week's Photo Hunt! Rather, I'm referring to the bright spark who decided that the best way to indicate that the Lung Yeuk Tau Heritage Trail -- out near Fanling in the northern section of Hong Kong's New Territories -- continued on both sides of a road was to place one of the pink directional signs upside-down and another right-side-up!

Alternatively, the second photo's upside-down effect is down more to an optical illusion: that is, I took of the photo of two skyscrapers' reflections on a shiny glass surface of the side of a stairway leading up from the tramstop close to the upscale Pacific Place complex in Admiralty. (As an aside, I took that photo more than one and half years ago but never had a chance to use it until now -- one of the reasons why I enjoy Photo Hunting so -- along with getting to see what others come up for a meme theme too, of course! ;b )

34 comments:

jams o donnell said...

Err well I suppose the upside down sign is useful for low flying upside down aircraft!

I like the reflection. Nice shot.

happy weekend

Photo Cache said...

Nice reflection. I thought about posting reflection too, but I went another route.

Annie said...

The signs are funny! And the skyscraper shot is very cool looking.

Hope you have a nice weekend.

Carver said...

Those are both great choices for the upside down theme. Happy weekend!

Bengbeng said...

Jms is so funny hahahah. i came last night n was about to comment about the Koppu post when something distracted me. It must have been a terrifying night.

Bengbeng said...

i meant Jam's comment :)

ancient one said...

Great Shots and explanations...

gengen said...

The pictures look great nice for the theme. happy hunting.

YTSL said...

Hi Jams --

Teehee! You and your aircraft thoughts make me laugh! :D

Hi Photo Cache --

Yes, you did! :)

Hi Annie --

Thanks, and hope you have a nice weekend too. :)

Hi Carver --

Glad you like them -- and happy weekend to you too! :)

Hi bengbeng --

Yes, Jams is indeed pretty funny. Have to say that he and Colin Campbell are the Photo Hunters who most regularly make me chuckle (through their comments in the former's case and entries in the case of the latter)! ;b

And oh, you read the Koppu post. Well, you can still post comments there you know... ;)

Hi Ancient One --

Thanks! :)

Hi gengen --

Thanks, and happy hunting to you too. :)

Colin Campbell said...

˙qǝʍ ǝɥʇ uo sʇods ɹǝɥʇo ʎuɐɯ puɐ ǝɹǝɥ uʍop ǝpısdn ǝdʎʇ uɐɔ noʎ ˙spuɐɥ ʎɯ uo ʞlɐʍ oʇ ǝɹns ǝq llıʍ ı ˙ƃuoʞ ƃuoɥ oʇuı ʇɥƃısuı ƃuıʇsǝɹǝʇuı

http://www.typeupsidedown.com

CY said...

Great shot there. Your HK views always fascinate me every week. Keep up the good work and post more of HK pics. Hou laeng! CY.

jmb said...

LOL. But two very good shots to illustrate the theme. Happy weekend YTSL.

Life Ramblings said...

both shots fit well with the theme. i love the reflection too, how cool.

happy weekend. :)

EastCoastLife said...

I hope signs will never be put up in an upside-down way or else it would be tough to find my destination. :)

Mar said...

I have no sense of orientation, I depend on signs to find my destination!!!
I love the reflections.
Forgot to mention the jump costs "only" 99€...
Happy weekend!

YTSL said...

Hi Colin --

Thanks for the tip! But I think I'll leave you to be the only Photo Hunter who writes upside down this week... ;b

Hi CY --

Thanks for the compliments -- and hope you check out more than just my Photo Hunt entries then. :)

Hi JMB --

Glad I made you laugh out loud! ;b

Hi Life Ramblings --

Thanks, and happy weekend to you too. :)

Hi Eastcoastlife --

Hmmm... now you've got me wondering if anyone's ever felt/got lost because of that upside down sign... ;D

Hi Mar --

Hong Kong is generally pretty well sign posted. So don't fear! ;b

Hootin' Anni said...

That's a great idea...looking at a reflection for the week's theme...ingenious!!!

My upside down is HERE

Randi said...

Great choices for the theme.
Happy weekend!

magiceye said...

lovely reflection!

A. said...

What a strange idea for the road signs! But I do love your reflections picture. All things come to those who wait. :)

Sue said...

Great take on the theme! I especially like that second shot :) Happy photo hunting! Thanks so much for visiting my blog :)

CY said...

Hi YTSL. So, what's a Bang-kok stamp looks like? :)

Ladykli said...

My daughter would love the pink street signs, even the upside down one! She loves pink! I love your reflection, very cool!

My upside down is here.

healingmagichands said...

Well, I'm sure it saved them money to not have to produce another sign.... What a great eye you have to have noticed that little detail. Fun take on the theme, and pretty unique too. Haven't seen a lot of upside down signs so far in my visits. Just yours.

Alice Audrey said...

That sign is bound to tick off a bunch of people. Reminds me of getting lost on Lake Powell a couple years ago. Someone had duck-taped an arrow in reverse direction.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

That is a great photohunt!

Mrs Mecomber said...

Oo this one was hard this week, I think.

Good photos, as usual!

Here's mine... kinda wordy today. I didn't want to go on a trapeze bar and I have no pics of mountains. :S

New York Traveler.net

Have a great weekend!

RJ Flamingo said...

There's always one bulb brighter than the rest, isn't there? :-D

Love your shot of the buildings - very creative!

YTSL said...

Hi Hootin' Anni --

Thanks -- but actually, it's not very original -- since quite a few people have done just that -- no doubt inspired by memories of the Photo Hunt's previous "Reflections" theme! :)

Hi Randi --

Thanks, and happy weekend to you too. :)

Hi Magiceye --

But not so lovely sign? ;b

Hi A. --

Teehee and thanks for your comments. :)

Hi Sue --

You're welcome re visiting your blog and thanks for the return visit. :)

Hi CY --

Like I also replied on your blog: it's what it sounds like -- i.e., "bang" (someone), "kok" ("knock on" said person's head) and "stamp" (the person's foot)! :DDD

Hi Ladyki --

So... does your daughter love Hello Kitty? (A joke since, as a Hello Kitty fan myself, I will affirm that she's not always in pink!) ;)

Hi healingmagichands --

Thanks for the comments. And yeah, so far, no other upside down signs spotted on this Photo Hunt for me too! :b

Hi Alice Audrey --

I think Hong Kongers aren't as quick to anger about such stuff. Figure people will just think "chee-sin" (i.e., crazy) and leave it at that.

Hi Sandi --

Yes, am enjoying this week's Photo Hunt as it has gotten people to come up with a range of "takes" on the theme. :)

Hi Mrs Mecomber --

The words help, so don't worry re being on the wordy side -- I certainly don't! ;)

Hi RJ Flamingo --

Teeheehee re your bulb remark! :D

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Jams sure is funny, isn't he? I agree that the reflection is a nice shot!

Gattina said...

Very nice photos, did you lay on the street, lol ?

YTSL said...

Hi "Your EG Tour Guide" --

Thanks for agreeing both about Jams and the reflection photo. :)

Hi Gattina --

No need to lie on the ground -- honest! :D

Horsoon said...

I like your photos, especially the 1st one, with all the arrows pointing to all directions :)

YTSL said...

Hi Horsoon --

Am glad you like the photos -- especially seeing as so many of your photographs impress me so. :)