Tuesday, July 1, 2008

No!

No Trespassing / No Traspasar : Construction Site : Columbia Heights

This month's City Daily Photo Blog Theme is No. As in, signs that communicate a boundary, border, law, or rule regarding expected behavior. To that end, this is a set of signs I found posted on a construction site in Columbia Heights. The neighborhood has a high concentration of Spanish-speaking residents and workers, hence the bilingual signage.

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants. This month, 169 photo bloggers from around the world are participating in theme day. To see them all, click on the previous link. Or, to pick and choose, cull through the links below.

American Fork (UT), USA by Annie, Anderson (SC), USA by Lessie, Ararat, Australia by freefalling, Arradon, France by Alice, Ashton under Lyne, UK by Pennine, Aspen (CO), USA by IamMBB, Athens, Greece by Debbie, Auckland, New Zealand by Lachezar, Austin (TX), USA by LB, Avignon, France by Nathalie, Bandung, Indonesia by Harry Makertia, Barrow-in-Furness, UK by Enitharmon, Barton (VT), USA by Andree, Belgrade, Serbia by Bibi, Bellefonte (PA), USA by Barb-n-PA, Bicheno, Australia by Greg, Birmingham (AL), USA by VJ, Bogor, Indonesia by Gagah, Boston (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston, Brantford (ON), Canada by Nancy, Brighton, UK by Harvey, Brookville (OH), USA by Abraham, Bucaramanga, Colombia by Fernando, Bucharest, Romania by Malpraxis, Budapest, Hungary by agrajag, Budapest, Hungary by Zannnie and Zsolt, Canterbury, UK by Rose, Cavite, Philippines by Steven Que, Chandler (AZ), USA by Melindaduff, Château-Gontier, France by Laurent, Cheltenham, UK by Marley, Chennai, India by Shantaram, Chennai, India by Ram N, Chesapeake (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Christchurch, New Zealand by Michelle, Cincinnati, USA by Erik Laursen, Cleveland (OH), USA by iBlowfish, Coral Gables (FL), USA by Jnstropic, Corsicana (TX), USA by Lake Lady, Duluth (MN), USA by Sun Dog Press, Durban, South Africa by CrazyCow, East Gwillimbury, Canada by Your EG Tour Guide, Edinburgh, UK by Dido, Folkestone, UK by Piskie, Fort Lauderdale (FL), USA by Gigi, Gaia, Portugal by m+p, Geneva (IL), USA by Kelly, Grenoble, France by Bleeding Orange, Gun Barrel City (TX), USA by Lake Lady, Hampton (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Hanoi, Vietnam by Jérôme, Helsinki, Finland by Kaa, Hobart, Australia by Greg, Hyde, UK by Gerald, Jackson (MS), USA by Halcyon, Jefferson City (MO), USA by Chinamom2005, Jerusalem, Israel by Esther, Katonah (NY), USA by Inkster1, Knoxville (TN), USA by Knoxville Girl, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Edwin, Kyoto, Japan by Tadamine, Lakewood (OH), USA by mouse, Larchmont (NY), USA by Marie-Noyale, Las 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Pasadena (CA), USA by Petrea, Pasadena (CA), USA by Can8ianben, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia by Murphy_jay, Petoskey (MI), USA by Christie, Phoenix (AZ), USA by Cheryl, Poplar Bluff (MO), USA by Tricia, Port Angeles (WA), USA by Jelvistar, Portland (ME), USA by Corey, Portsmouth (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Posadas, Argentina by Lega, Pretoria, South Africa by Sam Ruth, Quincy (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston, Reykjavik, Iceland by Vírgíll, Riga, Latvia by , Rotterdam, Netherlands by Ineke, Rouen, France by Bbsato, Saarbrücken, Germany by LadyDemeter, Saigon, Vietnam by Simon, Saint Louis (MO), USA by Strangetastes, Saint Paul (MN), USA by Kate, Salem (OR), USA by jill, Salt Lake City (UT), USA by Eric, Salt Lake City (UT), USA by atc, San Antonio (TX), USA by Kramer, San Diego (CA), USA by Felicia, San Francisco (CA), USA by PFranson, Santa Fe (NM), USA by Randem, Seattle (WA), USA by Chuck, Seattle (WA), USA by Kim, Selma (AL), USA by RamblingRound, Sequim (WA), USA by Norma, Sesimbra, Portugal by Aldeia, Setúbal, Portugal by Maria Elisa, Sharon (CT), USA by Jenny, Silver Spring (MD), USA by John, Singapore, Singapore by Keropok, Sofia, Bulgaria by Antonia, Springfield (IL), USA by Aubrey, Stanwood (WA), USA by MaryBeth, Stavanger, Norway by Tanty, Stayton (OR), USA by Celine, Stockholm, Sweden by Stromsjo, Stouffville, Canada by Ken, Stratford, Canada by Barb, Subang Jaya, Malaysia by JC, Suffolk (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Sunshine Coast, Australia by bitingmidge, Sydney, Australia by Julie, Sydney, Australia by Ann, Székesfehérvár, Hungary by Teomo, Tamarindo, Costa Rica by David, Tel-Aviv, Israel by Olga, Tempe (AZ), USA by angie, Terrell (TX), USA by Jim K, Terrell (TX), USA by Bstexas, The Hague, Netherlands by Lezard, Tokyo, Japan by Tadamine, Torun, Poland by Glenn, Toulouse, France by Julia, Trujillo, Peru by Giulianna, Turin, Italy by Livio, Twin Cities (MN), USA by Slinger, Victoria, Canada by Benjamin Madison, Vienna, Austria by G_mirage2, Virginia Beach (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Wailea (HI), USA by Kuanyin, Washington (DC), USA by D.C. Confidential, Wellington, New Zealand by Jeremyb, West Paris (ME), USA by crittoria, West Sacramento (CA), USA by Barbara, Weston (FL), USA by WestonDailyPhoto, Williamsburg (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Willits (CA), USA by Elaine,

36 comments:

Jim said...

Guess they really want you to stay out.

slim said...

I think I got the message! Have a fun theme day . . .

D.C. Confidential said...

Jim: So it would seem! And with an echo, no less!


Slim: Good! I can check you off the list now. :-)

ft. lauderdale daily photo said...

Hi to my former hometown! Great shot for the theme.

Kelly said...

Wow! I get the point! Great find!

D.C. Confidential said...

Ft. Lauderdale: Welcome! And thanks!

Kelly: Kind of hard to miss, eh?

The D in D & T said...

Very nicely photographed. I dont think i've seen translated 'no' signs before! Great choice :)

Mitch said...

Fences & signs, no question. I like that you have just enough of what's behind the fence to make me want to know what's there. But the sign says no!
Thanks for stopping by my site today,
- Mitch

alice said...

Even me, French speaking, I've got the message!

ptowngirl said...

Well, guess there is "No" chance I'll be going in there! :-) Happy Theme Day to you, and thanks for stopping by (all of) my blogs! BTW -- I'll never be tired of you! :-)

ptowngirl
Hampton Roads Daily Photo

Hyde DP said...

that is an absolute definite no

J.A.Aldeia said...

No doubt about the message. Good photo!

Bergson said...

I do not want to pass

D.C. Confidential said...

D: Translated signs are pretty common in the U.S., but you're mostly out of luck if you don't speak English or Spanish!


Mitch: I was lucky to get that much of the construction in the picture. There was a barrier up, otherwise, I'd be standing in the middle of the street getting run over by cement trucks! Thanks for stopping by!


Alice: Thank goodness for pictograms, no?


Ptowngirl: Thanks! You had a great assortment of "no" signs on your blogs today. I only aspire to be as diligent! :-)


Hyde: Pretty clear, isn't it?


J.A.: Thanks! Nothing better than clarity in two languages!


Bergson: And it's a good thing, too! They were running hot tar up to the roof the day I was there. Talk about hazardous!

USelaine said...

But are they sure about that?

Kuanyin said...

Funny comment you left on my post! :-)

Hey, your photo signs have the look of danger--good one!

iBlowfish said...

With those signs posted, I don't believe somebody missed it. Cool picture.

Josy said...

--after reading some comments here--thank goodness you weren't run over by cement trucks. :)

Happy theme day!

mirage2g said...

that is really one to be followed! Peligro is the same in our language (filipino). Its interesting that they put 'danger' before the warning no? Happy theme day!

Julie said...

Hi Janet: Thanks for visiting. I like your choice for the Theme Day. In Australia we don't get many cautionary signs written in other languages - only tourist signs seem to qualify for that.

Kim said...

Janet, Your shot has a really nice graphic quality! I'm used to seeing bilingual signs, which are the norm out here on the west coast, but it does surprise me to see them in the mid-Atlantic area.
-Kim
Seattle Daily Photo

John said...

A little bit of overkill, maybe they could add a few more languages.

Petrea said...

Okay, okay, I get it! Comprendo!

marley said...

Nice to see that No is the same in most languages!

Happy Theme Day :)

Ham said...

But doesn't a sign like that make you want to foind out more? Why is it dangerous? How long would I have to stay to make it dangerous?

D.C. Confidential said...

USElaine: I can see where there might be room for doubt.... :-)


Kuanyin: I loved the photo on your blog. It cracked me up! What I want to know is, is there someone who stands around and enforces the 3 minute rule?


iBlowfish: I agree. You'd have to be pretty dumb to mess this one!


Josy: Getting run over by a cement truck would have been a really bad day!


Mirage: Peligro is one of the first Spanish words I ever learned! It's a fun word.


Julie: They don't print signs in Australia in English and Maori? (Or am I confusing you with NZ?) Bilingual signs are fun!


Kim: Thanks! It's not often I see a bilingual sign around here, but when I do it reminds me of living in the Bay Area. The neighborhood where I shot this is predominately Hispanic/Latino/Dominican.


John: They could probably add an Ethiopian language, along with Tagalog and maybe French. It would certainly make it more interesting if they did!


Petrea: Are you sure? ;-)


Marley: Yes, it is. Although, your signs are far more polite than ours. We're a bit brusque over here!


Ham: Sometimes it does. In this case, though, the idea of hot tar or steel beams falling on me was enough to keep me on the street side of the fence!



THANKS to everyone who stopped by and left a comment today! It was great fun visiting each of your blogs and seeing your interpretations of this month's theme. Looking forward to next month!

Uma por Dia said...

Here signs are bilingual too.
Thanks for stoping by, I find cool your way of thinking and I agree with you :)

julia said...

the style of these signs is universal, which is good for the workers safety.

Mo said...

Great shot! Happy Theme Day!

Keropok Man said...

I guess one sign is not enough. They have so many of it!

Happy Theme Day!

Ken said...

No means no but some people just don't take the hint do they.

chennaidailyfoto said...

Nice one ......
Thanks for visiting my site and dropping your views ....

Ram N

D.C. Confidential said...

Uma: Bilingual is fun, isn't it? It gives me a chance to practice another language.


Julia: Agreed! And pictograms are even better.


Mo: Thanks! Sort of dull in comparison to your golden boy, though. I loved that picture and the history of the London fires.


Keropok Man: You're right. Some people need to be told more than once!


Ken: Or, as my mother says, "There's an exception to the rule born every minute!"


Ram: Thanks! Glad you stopped by. See you 'round the planet!

Jilly said...

They sure made their point. Nice one for today's theme.

Ben said...

Those signs on the construction site is very smiler in here at NZ.
It must be someone selling them to world wide. I know Japanese one's different.

D.C. Confidential said...

Ben: This is good information! I would love to see a bilingual sign from NZ. Thanks for stopping by!