ABC Wednesday #53: X

25 Jun

I love signage and traveling. When I travel I make a point to include signs and signage in my collection of photo subjects. While in Bangladesh last summer (gosh, has it been a year already?) I laughed at the weak attempts of the government to curb people’s open disregard of traffic rules – if they have any. This attempt aimed at the foreign nationals, I believe, because the signages have only been at the streets where diplomats and other foreigners reside and not in local neighborhoods. So all throughout the length of the wide avenue, hanged at intervals different posters of what not to do when crossing the streets.

See the difference in signages, first off a typical caution sign here in the states and other countries.

The universal NO sign of circle-backslash sign.

Bangladesh’s version of NO sign. A circle and an X outside of the circle.



Posted by on June 25, 2013 in ABC WEDNESDAY


9 responses to “ABC Wednesday #53: X

  1. PM

    June 25, 2013 at 2:57 am

    that’s a good one. i remember going to thailand last year and having a blast reading some of the signs too. 😀

  2. Indrani

    June 25, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Interesting! Good post!

  3. lesliebcLeslie

    June 25, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    I’m afraid I don’t understand what you’re not supposed to do in the bottom sign. ???*shrug* ???

    abcw team

  4. Gemma Wiseman

    June 25, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    I am presuming that the the second sign is all about jay walking through traffic? Clever to circle an action with the cross outside!

  5. Roger Green

    June 25, 2013 at 8:15 pm


    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  6. Carver

    June 25, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Great take on the letter X. Interesting seeing different signs for No like the Bangladesh one.

  7. Oakland Daily Photo

    June 26, 2013 at 5:23 am

    Interesting cultural encounter and fun X.

  8. docgelo

    June 26, 2013 at 5:26 am

    wow, how different bangladesh’s sign for NO! really unique!


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