1. Here’s some comments that my friend Loren Singh left on my facebook page:

    The two-tone taxicab looks a bit like a Hyundai Sonata. Is it a Chinese brand? The guy riding the pedi-pickup tricycle is hauling a sign for the Hong Kong big “golden brand” seafood cauldron/kettle. I’m glad they used traditional full-form characters for most of the sign. At the bottom where the telephone number is given, the characters are the simplified ones (ugh). The tailgate on the pickup box shows that the tricycle is a Beijing vehicle (the characters painted in red). The fellow on the scooter looks rather well dressed (especially the shoes). Perhaps he is an office worker of some kind? Great photo, Rob!

    ==> And, yes it is a Hyundai Sonata.

  2. i feel like i am looking at this standing there. such a wonderful composition…and the arrow is perfect. i also like uncle david’s comments.

  3. the arrow is funny, but the charm of the sign…..ahh don’t you love a culture that made their written language with minimalistic pictures, united a vast and diversified country with so many spoken languages using the uniformity of those pictures, and displays those pictures with such respect and beauty. i remember that they used to say Mao calligraphy was wild but full of character and beauty, while Hwa Go Fan (not sure of spelling — but a later leader of the Party) had a mediocre quality in his script.

    you are lucky robert

    David (aka Jelly Roll Justice)

    Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2013 09:44:53 +0000 To: daverbuck@hotmail.com

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