All right everyone, line up alphabetically according to your height.–Casey Stengel
I love studying other languages. They are windows into other cultures, other ways of thinking and seeing the world. Although I’ve studied a variety of languages, I don’t consider myself fluent yet in any of them. That’s one of many goals, in fact! Also, given that I’m a writer, I’m attracted to words that are incorporated into art and appear in everyday life. So for this week’s photo challenge, here’s a sampling of a few images that incorporate written messages:
I love how the artist Philip Sugden incorporates Chinese into his pen and ink drawings Pages from the Manual on Dismantling God:
You know you’re in the Netherlands when you see a herring truck at the beach.
It’s so sad when summer’s over. We took this shot in front of an ice cream shop near Holland State Park in Michigan.
I was intrigued by this declaration of love in French on the street in Chicago. It translates into–I am completely crazy about you.
And who can resist the playful camp of Roy Lichtenstein’s work, “Oh…Alright…”
I hope you all have a great week! And stay warm if you’re in the part of the world that’s in middle of a deep freeze. Right now in Chicago it feels like -22 degrees F.