April 27, 2009

What's wrong with this picture?

The street sign at the corner of Ongpin and Salazar Streets in Binondo, Manila's Chinatown, is the fanciest in the area. With brightly colored little Chinese dragons atop the names, it is probably the most photographed street sign in the metro. I took a photo of it from the street but there was a huge red shop sign behind it which kind of drowned it out so I decided to take a photo of it from the other side. And immediately burst out laughing! I hope the barangay council never corrects it!

Ongpin Street sign with upside-down N

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36 comments:

Olivier said...

un dragon, cela fait une belle enseigne

a dragon, this is a great sign

Joe Narvaez said...

Ay baliktad hehehe.

Lois said...

Love the dragon! I hope they don't correct it either. How funny!

Joy said...

Hey, that's Pinoy humour for you!

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Sharon said...

How funny! It should stay there!

RuneE said...

Somehow it was kind of fitting - maybe it was meant to be that way. "Super- designers" would have made it so, and then charged you a fortune for it.

Abe Lincoln said...

How clever that is. Neat.

Jacob said...

I like it, too. Good eye and great shot!

Halcyon said...

Funny! I also like the dragon. I can see why this is one of the city's most photographed signs.

Vogon Poet said...

I hope they don't correct it. Too funny, these are the things I love more to shoot!

Pam said...

I dosen't matter if its a mistake or not... Its humorous either way:) Great shot, Hilda. Thanks for visiting!

Mo said...

Well spotted. Certainly makes an odd picture

marley said...

Lol! Oh thats a classic!

James said...

A slight case of Dyslexia perhaps?
In any case if a very cool sign.

Hilary said...

Well spotted! Hadn't thought of going round the back of some of these signs! Nice!

Cezar and Léia said...

Cool picture!
NNNNNNN Nice :-)

bfarr said...

Funny : ) good shot.

hadv said...

Very Pinoy.. but mistake or not, the name reminds me too much of the hopia there :(

George said...

I love it! I hope the sign doesn't get 'corrected'.

Clueless in Boston said...

Maybe the sign maker was a Russian emigre who forgot and put in a Cyrillic letter by accident. Nah, it was probably just made late on a Friday afternoon and the boss said, no one will notice it.

Don and Krise said...

Way to go Hilda. Let's all keep this secret to ourselves.

Per Stromsjo said...

Ah, they probably wouldn't correct that. Dragon and all, it's such a trademark.

PAK said...

The first 'N' is nice :)

CJ said...

Odd indeed. Great photo.

Laurent said...

Great shot I agree that that should not correct this. It will soon be in all guide books.

Steffe said...

They have to let it be like that, it's good for all photographers!

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becky aka theRAV said...

Your Odd Shot is cool too Hilda! Thanks for stopping by & commenting on mine. I wonder if Dragonstar has seen your's yet since she loves dragons?

Dragonstar said...

I love this - but then, I would!

Reena said...

hahha...when im in that area, hahanapin ko to. :)

Hyde DP said...

lovely shot

MountainBoy said...

I wouldn't have noticed or just thought it was a peculiarity of the alphabet!

Well spotted.

the donG said...

i also wonder if nobody really noticed that. hahaha...

Katney said...

I wonder how many people who look at that every day really see it. It took me a while.

PJ said...

Government work is it's own reward, Hilda.

Algoritmo said...

Tu Manila es preciosa, lástima que hayais perdido un idioma como es el mio, aunque seguiré leyendo.
Alfonso