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These are the photos I (Chris) took and posted on Facebook. The series was started in March of 2013. There is no theme – just something random and visually interesting. We gave each a title and noted where it was taken (to the extent we could remember the city).

random photo #326 – cubicles no. 1 & 2 – budapest

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random photo  #327 – early – aosta

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random photo #328 – big wheel – budapest

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random photo #329 – alpine

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random photo #330 – double trap
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random photo #331 – baconized

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random photo #332 – view – chexbres

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random photo #333 – sent – budapest

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random photo #334 – partitions – milano

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random photo #335 – coast – san juan

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These are the photos I (Chris) took and posted on Facebook. The series was started in March of 2013. There is no theme – just something random and visually interesting. We gave each a title and noted where it was taken (to the extent we could remember the city).

random photo #316 – well-heeled – Budapest

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random photo #317 – thought control – Miami

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random photo #318 – blurry danube – Budapest

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random photo #319 – white – Lausanne

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andom photo #320 – nurture – Budapest

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random photo #321 – follow – near Asti
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random photo #322 – strings – miami

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random photo #323 – covered – alba

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random photo #324 – fresh – budapest

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random photos #325 – new cart / old building – san juan

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These are the photos I (Chris) took and posted on Facebook. The series was started in March of 2013. There is no theme – just something random and visually interesting. We gave each a title and noted where it was taken (to the extent we could remember the city).

random photo #306 – portraits – Miami

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random photo #307 – chaos – Milano

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random photo #308 – terroir
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random photo #309 – escape – Sao Paulo
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random photo #310 – west – Pully
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random photo #311 – migraine – Milano

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random photo #312 – minor triffid – Chenonceau

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random photo #313 – salon – Köln

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random photo #314 – big funnel – Orleans
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random photo #315 – go & no go – Bern

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This is no. 8 in a series of posts that is about funny business names or signs that we captured on film. From time to time during our travels, we come across English names that makes us laugh.

Check out Hilarity in names #1, #2, #3#4#5, #6 and #7.

Gentle Monster – Authorized Lens Service Store in Seoul

 

Xray at Zurich airport sells specs – these eyewear shops have imaginative names !

 

Meat Stop – a fast food joint in Moscow – bonus : there is a “pre-party bar” next door – I couldn’t decipher the cyrillic name.

 

iCracked – a store that repairs phone and tablet screens and sell protectors in Tokyo

 

This bar in Madrid is brutal.

 

“WELLMADE” in Seoul – something “for our work & life balance with Indian” ?  I cannot remember what it sells. The Korean sign above is advertising for a place called Geneva which provides cosmetic and dermatologic treatment including hair growth.

 

Lefties in Madrid

 

In the end, there is “anal” in Bilbao or perhaps it is “anai” or “ana1”  …

There are more to come …

These are the photos I (Chris) took and posted on Facebook. The series was started in March of 2013. There is no theme – just something random and visually interesting. We gave each a title and noted where it was taken (to the extent we could remember the city).

random photo #296 – the place – Milanotheplace-1

random photo #297 – untitled – Lac Léman

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random photo #298 – hands up, no violence – Barcelona
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random photo #299 – boca no.12 – Buenos Aires

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random photo #300 – fishes – Punta Cana

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random photo #301 – this way

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random photo #302 – old guards – Saõ Paulo

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random photo #303 – pots – London

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random photo #304 – azure – Asti

 

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random photo #305 – repent – Chenonceau

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For the new year, I got myself a new pair of glasses – another ic! Berlin – the fourth.

It came in the brand’s original iconic screw-shaped container, except this time it is in black opaque.

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I am not a brand-loyal consumer except when it comes to eyewear. In the past, it had been difficult when it is time for changing prescription strength and frame. I have bounced between unbranded frames to traditional brand (e.g., Silouhette), to eyewear that licensed a designer’s name (e.g., CD for Christian Dior).

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My last pair of ic! Berlin is a non-metal frame – see earlier post about the harmonic oscillator. This year I am back to wearing a minimalist metal frame. The style is very classical, some might say boring.

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More than 10 years ago, I tried ic! Berlin the first time and really liked the weight, the screw-less hinge and the wide range of styles it offered.

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It has something contemporary about it without being over-fashionable or techno. The model is “cinja s.” and in marine blue/pearl.

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The frame and the limbs are of different colors and finishes. The frame is dark blue and matt, while the limbs are metallic and greyish. The orange background here might have made the matt dark blue to appear black.

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Is this a QR code ? Must be the smallest I have seen. My iphone cannot focus close enough to test it.

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Speaking about information printed on the limb of the glasses … the optical shop in Hong Kong where I bought this frame has been selling ic! Berlin for 20 years and they showed me a frame with a limb printed with a personalized congratulatory message.

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The four models I own are: roman, hotel neutor, harmonic oscillator and cinja s.

These are the photos I (Chris) took and posted on Facebook. The series was started in March of 2013. There is no theme – just something random and visually interesting. We gave each a title and noted where it was taken (to the extent we could remember the city).

random photo #286 – smile 2 – Miami

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random photo #287 – fire escape – Sao Paulofireescape-1

random photo #288 – dark energy – the Alps

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random photo #289 – just do it – Serravalle

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random photo #290 – green – Chenonceau
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random photo #291 – curtained 4 – Turquant

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random photo #292 – heavy – Aostaheavy-1

 

random photo #293 – sit – Barolosit-1

random photo #294 – under – Cologne

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random photo #295 – geometry – Asti

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These are the photos I (Chris) took and posted on Facebook. The series was started in March of 2013. There is no theme – just something random and visually interesting. We gave each a title and noted where it was taken (to the extent we could remember the city).

random photo #276 – books – Köln

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random photo #277 – escheresque – Miami

 

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random photo #278 – characters – Milano

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random photo #279 – weeds – London

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random photo #280 – remembrance – Colle del Gran San Bernardo
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random photo #281 – roses 2 – Milano

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random photo #282 – chakrams – Sao Paulo

 

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random photo #283 – lamp – Cologny

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random photo #284 – self-portrait – Asti

 

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random photo #285 – chop – Chenonceau

 

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These are the photos I (Chris) took and posted on Facebook. The series was started in March of 2013. There is no theme – just something random and visually interesting. We gave each a title and noted where it was taken (to the extent we could remember the city).

random photo #266 – signs – Orleans

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random photo #267 – curtained 3
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random photo #268 – spotted path – London

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random photo #269 – no escape – St Thomas

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random photo #270 – double U – Barcelona
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random photo #271 – Manhattan – Chambord
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 random photo #272 – l’Île mystérieuse

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random photo #273 – soup – Miami

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random photo #274 – ducking ducks – Chillon

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random photo #275 – metro – Parismetropolitain-1

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These are the photos I (Chris) took and posted on Facebook. The series was started in March of 2013. There is no theme – just something random and visually interesting. We gave each a title and noted where it was taken (to the extent we could remember the city).

random photo #256 – exit – Cologne

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random photo #257 – into the light – Amboise

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random photo #258 – shuttered – London

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random photo #259 – pricks – Sao Paulo

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random photo #260 – face value – Interlaken

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random photo #261 – whale – Köln
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random photo #262 – bench – London

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random photo #263 – worker – Köln

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random photo #264 – drama – Chenonceau

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random photos #265 – drinks 2 – Milano

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These are the photos I (Chris) took and posted on Facebook. The series was started in March of 2013. There is no theme – just something random and visually interesting. We gave each a title and noted where it was taken (to the extent we could remember the city).

random photo #246 – B餐俯首做白羊 – 一世困在牧場

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random photo #247 – islands – Ko samui

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random photo #248 – glances – Lyonglances-1

random photo #249 – curtained 2curtained-2

random photo #250 – determined

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random photo #251 – no vapor trails – milano

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random photo #252 – lockers 2 – Milano

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random photo #253 – arrival – Zurich

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random photo #254 – world’s end – Madeira

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random photo #255 – rot – Saumur

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These are the photos I (Chris) took and posted on Facebook. The series was started in March of 2013. There is no theme – just something random and visually interesting. We gave each a title and noted where it was taken (to the extent we could remember the city).

random photo #236 – gang – Köln

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random photo  #237 -bogart & bacall – são paulo

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random photo #198 – just the 2 of us – Barcelona

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random photo #199 – mr. cat – Brooklyn

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random photo #200 – stare – Milanostaring back-1

random photo #201 – princess & horse – Milano

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random photo #202 – fading- San Juan

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random photo #203 – old word processor – Milano

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random photo #204 – wheels – Miami

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random photo #205 – gravity – Milano

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These are the photos I (Chris) took and posted on Facebook. The series was started in March of 2013. There is no theme – just something random and visually interesting. We gave each a title and noted where it was taken (to the extent we could remember the city).

random photo #226 – david’s – Orleans

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random photo  #227 – neon trap – milano

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random photo #228 – creepy – Saumur

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random photo #229 – around midnight – Orleans

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random photo #230 – worn – Chenonceau
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random photo #231 – fluor 2.0 – Troyes

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random photo #232 – graffiti girl – saõ paulo

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random photo #232 bis – graffiti girl in situ – saõ paulo
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random photo #233 – sleeping cat – Turquant

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random photo #234 – engineered – Milano

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random photo #235 – tree – Orleans

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This is no. 7 in a series of posts that is about funny business names or signs that we saw. Since we visited Japan recently, we would make this post a Tokyo special.

See Hilarity in names #1, #2, #3#4#5 and #6 at the respective link.

“WOMB”

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“Master Bunny Edition” – a line of Golf wear, really.

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“The Obsession Gallery”

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“Raw Life”

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“Hair Slug”

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“C’est Bien” – It’s well – SM gears.

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” Whoop’-de-doo’ ”   – costume no age

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“Vandalism” – an alternative cafe and bar

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Tokyo is rich.

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These are the photos I (Chris) took and posted on Facebook. The series was started in March of 2013. There is no theme – just something random and visually interesting. We gave each a title and noted where it was taken (to the extent we could remember the city).

random photo #216 – scary little plant – Milano

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random photo #217 – untitled – Köln

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random photo #218 – big smile – Milano

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random photo #219 – Diana? – Köln

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random photo #220 – pork chop – Milano
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random photo #221 – calm – Reykjavik

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random photo #222 – 8pm@KFC – Köln

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random photo #223 – 1 of 12 – Miamibronze-1

 

random photo #224 – folly – Milano

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random photo #225 – white structure – Lyon

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These pictures were posted in June 2014.
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These are the photos I (Chris) took and posted on Facebook. The series was started in March of 2013. There is no theme – just something random and visually interesting. We gave each a title and noted where it was taken (to the extent we could remember the city).

random photo #206 – curves – near Interlaken

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random photo #207 – crystals – Milano
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random photo #208 – steps – Barcelona

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random photo #209 – beast – Milano

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random photo #210 – love story – Sao Paulo

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random photo #211 – big – Cologne

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random photo #212 – which came first ? – Milano

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random photo #213 – crazy – Köln

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random photo #214 – found something ? – Barcelona

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random photo #215 – shopping mall – Köln

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These are the photos I (Chris) took and posted on Facebook. The series was started in March of 2013. There is no theme – just something random and visually interesting. We gave each a title and noted where it was taken (to the extent we could remember the city).

random photo #196 – dinner – Reykjavik

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random photo  #197 – curtained 1 – Miamicurtained-1

 

random photo #198 – just the 2 of us – Barcelona

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random photo #199 – mr. cat – Brooklyn

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random photo #200 – stare – Milanostaring back-1

random photo #201 – princess & horse – Milano

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random photo #202 – fading- San Juan

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random photo #203 – old word processor – Milano

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random photo #204 – wheels – Miami

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random photo #205 – gravity – Milano

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This is no. 6 in a series of posts that is about funny business names or signs that we captured on film. Since we are now living in continental Europe, from time to time we come across English names that makes us laugh.

See Hilarity in names #1, #2, #3#4 and #5 at the respective link.

“Fatal” restaurant, Budapest, Hungary

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Deadly Shop, Catania, Sicily

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Less is Less – a bike shop. There was a “More & More” in an earlier post.

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Less is More – we suspect one can buy this neon sign from somewhere because we saw another neon sign of similar size and style of script in Vienna last year, and here it is again in Kuala Lumpur. See the other sign here.

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Made in World – that’s just about everywhere, right ?

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Dive cafe & bar

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Funny Boy Kebab

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There are more to come …

These are the photos I (Chris) took and posted on Facebook. The series was started in March of 2013. There is no theme – just something random and visually interesting. We gave each a title and noted where it was taken (to the extent we could remember the city).

 

random photo #176 – sinker – Lugano

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random photos #177 – frames – Paris

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random photo #178 – wall – Milano

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random photo #179 – rainbow on sea – Caribbean

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random photo #180 – entrance – Sao Paulo

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random photo #181 – ivan – Miami

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random photo #182 – birds – Miami

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random photo #181 bis – santinho – Sao Paulo.

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Just noticed that the two numbers, #181 and #182 have been repeated. Oh well, it’s too late to fix it now. So, I will number them #181bis and #182bis here. Let’s remember to add two to the last number to get the total number of random photos.

random photo #182 bis – beers – Miami

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random photo #183 – conceptual art – New York

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To keep the numbers in sync, two more photos are uploaded.

random photo #184 – modern art

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random photo #185 – tiles – Barcelona

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These are the photos I (Chris) took and posted on Facebook. The series was started in March of 2013. There is no theme – just something random and visually interesting. We gave each a title and noted where it was taken (to the extent we could remember the city).

random photo #166 – deep blue – Caribbean

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random photo #167 – red corridor – Barcelona

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random photo #168 – “to put it bluntly” – Sao Paulo

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random photo #169 – forbidden planet – Interlaken

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random photo #170 – needles – Lausanne

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random photo #171 – face – Interlaken

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random photo #172 – lifeless – Sao Paulo

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random photo #173 – edible tale – Château-d’Oex

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random photo #174 – chef – Barcelona

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random photo #175 – boy – Marigot, St Martin

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