Part 1 of Nerdy Stuff You Notice Travelling was all Californian information signs. Part 2 of Nerdy Stuff You Notice Travelling is Oahu, Hawaii information signs, general signs and notices.
Star Wars droidesque parking meter
Just like the Cali ones and info signs all over the world, in the shortest, most concise way information signs let us know what we can and can’t do in all languages with or without words. No sh*t Nat! The psychology behind them is something too. Designers know we don’t look up walking or only a little head. Picture info signs can leave you guessing alternate situations to what they want to say or meanings lost as your imagination runs a little wild. When it’s Hawaii that mystical place that does exist when you get there, none of this matters as it’s Hawaii. All signs, notices, parking meters are just cool.
Diamond Head State Monument
Diamond Head State MonumentDiamond Head State Monument Pinch me I’m in Hawaii beers. I initially thought these were cat food. Cat food always has a cute happy cat on the label. Does this beer do something else? Continue reading “Nerdy Stuff You Notice Travelling. Information Signs Oahu, Hawaii”
It’s amazing the things you notice travelling outside your natural habitat. One thing that stood out for me on holiday earlier this year in California was the information signs.
Signs I’d seen a million times in photos and on TV in a pinch me moment I’m seeing in person. Universal information signs that need no words, but sometimes leave you guessing optical illusions or alternate different meanings. The for real am I here info signs? Or anywhere in the USA if you live outside of the USA. The psychology behind them. Knowing most people look down or only a little ahead walking. The grammar’s different too. I find the USA English uses a more formal language with signs than UK English making them seem at times a little old fashioned and proper.
One of my favourite signs that caught my eye were No Dumping signs next to road drains. I’m a sucker for animal designs so of course I noticed these. I think every town has a different design. I didn’t get all train spotting looking out for them. Just when I came across them.
San Francisco Continue reading “Nerdy Stuff You Notice Travelling. Information Signs California”
Naked trees still hold my eye. The way the light bounces, shines, reflects and lights up branches, twigs, leaves and bark making you realise just how amazing trees are.
Spring’s in the air early this year with a few trees getting dressed already for the warmer months. Even a few cherry blossom trees are blooming. Mid February spring started whispering Continue reading “Naked Trees Photography Project”
I’d thought it’ll fun to do another random thoughts and why things do what they do. So without further ado:
Why is it I can swim in the sea just fine, albeit, very close, 10 meters or so to the shoreline knowing there are sharks out there with no worries. Okay, I don’t swim much out my depth, but put me in a swimming pool and I can’t stop thinking when are the sharks coming. Continue reading “No Irrational Fears Here”