Saturday, September 1, 2012

Quiet and Signs (This week's Photo Hunt themes)

I'm letting the photos (and signs) do the bulk of the "talking" for this entry for Sandi's and Gattinas Photo Hunts... ;)


magiceye said...

Lovely takes (said in sign language :)

Mar said...

Nice collection, lovely illustrations too! Happy weekend.

signs ~ quiet

Vicki said...

Well spotted and yes birds do have ears. They can be quite startled.

My quiet is at

YTSL said...

Hi magiceye --

Thanks! :)

Hi Mar --

It's funny that none of the signs I have photos of have the classic "Do not disturb" line but I'm fine with that! :)

Hi Vicki --

If you're wondering, the Birds Have Ears sign is located near a hide at the Hong Kong Wetland Park. :b

Sreisaat said...

Love the signs! These are often taken for granted here with all the noisy gadgets around. I especially like the birds have ears sign :D

Sreisaat Adventures

EastCoastLife said...

Lots of signs around us, some warn us of dangers ahead or a penalty for flouting rules; some advise us to be civic conscious, but sadly most people ignore them.

The birds have ears sign is cool. They deserve some quietness too.

Happy weekend!

Trekcapri said...

Hi YTSL, great collection for the dual themes. I like the accompanying illustration/photos, especially the shhh sign. :)

Have a wonderful weekend.

Sue St Clair said...

These are a great combination of the themes! And yes, sometimes I do actually go hunting for the photos based on the themes if I have camera in hand and a subject presents itself. I also look through my archives though so depends from week to week :)

YTSL said...

Hi Sreisaat --

I appreciate those signs -- and wish there were more of them around, and that their pleas would get heeded... especially inside of cinemas! ;S

Hi EastCoastLife --

Gee... when a Singaporean says/writes what you did: honestly, I'd have thought that Singapore would be one of the places in the world where people would be most likely to heed warnings on signs! ;D

Hi Trekcapri --

Am glad you like the illustrations on the photographed signs. :)

Hi Sue --

On Photo Hunting: I guess I have built up quite the photo archive in recent years, so usually am confident I'll find photos in the archive for the themes. But every once in a while, I do feel a need to go hunt for subjects to take photos of especially for Photo Hunts. :)

Gattina said...

Lol, the first picture would cause serious problems to Mr. G. because he has a very loud voice and Italians cannot whisper !

Twisted Cinderella said...

cool takes on the theme!

Carver said...

Great choice for the combination of themes. I couldn't think of any signs I had that said to be quiet. Happy weekend.

Vicki said...

Love the "Shh...Birds have ears" sign!!

peppylady (Dora) said...

I thought your first sign by the picture one couldn't laugh.
Thanks for visiting earlier.
Coffee is on.

YTSL said...

Hi Gattina --

Hahahaha re your comments! Actually, Hong Konger are often very loud people too... so it takes effort on their part too to be speak softly! :D

Hi Twisted Cinderella --


Hi Carver --

I went hunting through my photo archive and found these signs. Have to say that I found fewer of these signs than I expected but at least there ended being enough to choose from! :b

Hi Vicki --

Me too! :)

Hi peppylady --

Hahahaha! I definitely can see where you're coming from with that one! :D

Anonymous said...

Love the signs in other countries. I had a 6 hour layover in HK last month and I took a short bus tour. I wish I had more time to spare in your wonderful home city.

YTSL said...

Hi ewok1993 --

Six hours is just too short a time to spend in Hong Kong! Hope you did enjoy your limited time here nonetheless! :)

alejna said...

What a perfect combination of the 2 themes! I love taking photos of signs, too, but I don't recall having any requesting quiet.

YTSL said...

Hi Alejna --

I actually don't have all that many photos of "please keep quiet" type signs. Fortunately, had enough to choose from for this recent Photo Hunt entry though. :)

Suzy said...

Love the birds have ears. Very nicely done for both prompts.
Here's my Quiet and Signs

YTSL said...

Hi Suzy --

Thanks for visiting and am glad you like what you saw. :)