(and other mishaps in translations throughout Asia) via the New York Times: the newspaper’s website hosts an impressive collection of funny, odd, charming, and confusing English translations on Asian signs. Worth browsing.
This is my own flikr account, in case you ever want to catch the visuals in my life. Avery, my cat, is a frequent subject, and soon there will be pictures of my quilt–a work in progress. I also like to include my pictures from China, because that is the reserved right of the traveler, to try and force-feed my photos upon others.
Lead photos in on the front page of a daily newspaper must grab the reader’s eye, and sometimes don’t have anything to do with the lead story. Trouble is, sometimes you don’t get to see the colors, sometimes you don’t learn enough of the story behind it, and very rarely do you see more than one selected photo from the photographer’s entire assignment. The Boston Globe‘s online photo blog The Big Picture is the way to get all three of these things from news-worthy photos. Wonderful and various in scope and topic, the daily stories, depicting mostly through stunning photography but aided with extended captions, unravel stories you would never get on the front page of a newspaper.