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Wordless Wednesday: Off the Beaten Path

 

The Hermitage

Location: Dunkeld, Scotland

July 10, 2017 at 3:38 pm 2 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Danger!

Sign For the Blind

Location: Dunkeld, Scotland
 
There’s this sign I saw in Scotland a couple of years ago. What can you make of it? My initial reaction was that it was addressed to the blind. On second thought, it would be like the blind leading the blind (pardon the pun). As we all know, the blind can’t see and read like a normal person.

The sign was likely posted by the door to inform the public that it was primarily for the use of the blind. However, it was presented in such a way that could cause the reader to be blindsided (again, pardon the pun).

A sign, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is a posted command, warning, or direction. It follows that it should be clear and unambiguous and not subject misinterpretation. Otherwise, it can lead to misunderstanding and unexpected consequences like injury or death.

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May 5, 2017 at 3:36 pm 12 comments

Wordless Wednesday: It Must Be Liberating

Going Pottie
Location: Dunkeld, Scotland

October 13, 2015 at 9:09 am 7 comments

Wordless Wednesday: Sign for the Blind to Read

Sign For the Blind
Location: Dunkeld, Scotland

October 5, 2015 at 9:48 am 18 comments

Inside Scotland: Kenmore and Vicinity

Loch Tay
Location: Loch Tay, Kenmore, Scotland

We arrived in Kenmore on a bright and sunny day. It’s a small village in the northern end of Loch Tay in the Highland Perthshire mountains.

By the way, Loch is the Scottish word for Lake. On this trip, I learned more Scottish words like Aye for Yes, Nae for No, Kirk for Church, Tattie for Potato, and Bonnie for Beautiful. As usual, I had problems with the pronunciation, but the folks didn’t seem to mind. The highlanders really knew how to make a guest feel welcome.


Kenmore Hotel

Kenmore Hotel

 
We stayed at Kenmore Hotel. Established in 1572, it’s considered to be the oldest inn in Scotland. Finding my room was a little confusing at first. After a flight of stairs, I arrived on the floor where it was supposed to be only to realize that I had to go through a ‘fire door’ and up a few more steps to reach it. It was obviously meant to prevent fire and smoke from spreading in case of fire. At the same time, it provided a lot of privacy making it suitable for honeymooners and ax murderers alike. Any sound the occupants make resulting from ecstasy or plain horror would be oblivious to the outside world.

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October 4, 2015 at 11:59 am 3 comments


From The Book Thief

i have hated the words and i have loved them, and i hope i have made them right.

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