The Daily Post Photo Challenge: Signs: Variety of Designs.


 I did have fun with the current Daily Post Photo Challenge theme of Signs:

The Biblical sign - and also a sign of gold at the foot - but you'd have to swim for it!

The Biblical sign – and also a sign pointing to a pot of gold to be found at the foot – but you’d have to swim for it!       Taken yesterday from our home soon no-longer-to-be.

The empty parking lot shows that the doctor is 'R Way' ... and visible just across the way was ...

The empty parking lot shows that the doctor is ‘R Way’ … and visible just across the way was …

... this sign, showing that the 'away' was away! (Well, I thought it was funny!)

… this sign, showing that the ‘away’ was away!
(Well, I thought it was funny!)

This contrivance would be rather incomprehensible if it weren't for this sign on the other side ...

The above contrivance would be rather incomprehensible if it weren’t for this sign on the other side …

... which shows how sugar would suffer a crushing defeat.  This is the site of a historic sugar mill on the North Coast of KwaZulu Natal.

… which shows how sugar would suffer a crushing defeat in years gone by.   This is the site of the historic Compensation Sugar Mill on the North Coast of KwaZulu Natal.

 

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37 Responses to The Daily Post Photo Challenge: Signs: Variety of Designs.

  1. Nicola says:

    Beautiful

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  2. MoreThanACat says:

    That double rainbow is phenomenal! And the movement in the waves. A genius photo 🙂 (if such a thing exists).

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  4. Great signs! I once saw a sign for “Frozen hot chocolate”!

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  5. misswhiplash says:

    what a patient person you must be to wait for a rainbow…..lovely shots of cane sugar machinery..well you live and learn something new everyday

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  6. Jamie says:

    What a lovely double rainbow!
    I’ve only seen 3 of those in my life!

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  7. bulldog says:

    I think you’re going to miss that house…

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  8. Pussycat44 says:

    Love the Doctor and headache signs!
    At first I thought that the mill was a braai/BBQ area 😉

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  9. quarksire says:

    now dats a hard pot of gold to get to 🙂

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  10. That double rainbow, seems to me, to be a goodbye blessing upon you and this place you have loved.

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  11. Renate Flynn says:

    “Crushing defeat…” Ha! I get it! 🙂

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  12. Great rainbow pic, Col. The sugar can crusher looks very complicated. 🙂

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    • colonialist says:

      I have had many opportunities for such pictures from the same place, but I think that this is indeed one of the best ever.
      The crusher is simple, actually. Put something between two rollers and it’ll go squish.

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  13. disperser says:

    I heard it’s no longer a pot of gold; now it’s bitcoins.

    . . . interesting machine . . . looks a lot like old-time clothes wringers.

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  14. The Asian says:

    I’ve never had the chance to see a double rainbow in real life. It looks amazing in photos so I can just imagine what it’s like when you see the real thing

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    • colonialist says:

      It gives an extra bonus seeing it over the sea like this, where the full expanse is visible.
      The real thing is quite breathtaking, with the whole expanses of the twinned semicircles.

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  15. equinoxio21 says:

    Nice.
    But “soon no-longer-to-be home”?
    Are you moving out of paradise?
    😦
    (A concerned Brian)

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    • colonialist says:

      Sadly, ‘Paradise Lost’ does about sum it up. We could no longer afford it and have had to sell and downscale.

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      • equinoxio21 says:

        Hi Leslie. Ever so sorry to hear that. I was brought up by te african sea (West side) more or less the age of your granddaughter (s?). Pure magic. Most “inlanders” think only “beach” when they rush to the shores. But the important thing is the Sea. How it rumbles you to sleep at night. How it plays with the light. Or with you and tosses you back on the sand. Is your new house inland? At least close to the sound of waves? 🙂
        Take care my friend.
        Brian

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  17. Love the double rainbow Col, nice pic. It’s an interesting challenge, can’t think of anything sufficiently lateral right now, which was I liked your first pic, nice thinking.

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  18. I knew what that was! When I was very small and they grew sugar cane in East TX, my dad would take us in the fall to the syrup mill. It had the oddest sweet-sour smell and was so busy, dark, and hot. But we always bought a couple of silver cans of Ribbon Cane syrup. Can’t find it anymore.
    Seen 2 double rainbows this year (over the lake) pretty unusual
    That’s a beautiful picture and very funny signs

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    • colonialist says:

      I think very few people will have recognised that machinery without the sign!
      It was lucky that I was persistent with that rainbow, It came and went for some time, far more feebly, while I took picture after picture, and I was just about to give up when that particularly vivid configuration appeared for a few seconds.

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