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For this week’s challenge, share a photo with letters — no matter the alphabet. As you look through your lens, think about how your image might convey something bigger: a snapshot of how we communicate with one another, even if we don’t speak the same language.

Image of the Brooklyn Flea Market by Cheri Lucas Rowlands.

I love the juxtaposition of scattered letters — a reminder that the elements within an alphabet are not only functional, but beautiful.

Chances are, if you’re a publisher and reader on the internet, you’re interested in language — in the way we communicate with each other, and the pieces we put together to do so, whether in English or Spanish, Arabic or Korean, Thai or Greek.

We type sentences on our keyboards and scribble notes in journals. We spray tags and murals on walls everywhere in the world. We carve our initials on wood to mark we were here or there. And we stumble upon letters and words wherever we go — in outdoor markets, on doors, across storefronts, or inside bathroom stalls.

Last weekend, I came upon a typographic display at the Brooklyn Flea Market in Fort Greene. I love the juxtaposition of scattered letters — a reminder that the elements within an alphabet are not only functional, but beautiful.

Image of the Brooklyn Flea Market by Cheri Lucas Rowlands.

For this week’s challenge, share a photo with letters — no matter the alphabet. You can capture a neon sign, a sentence scribbled in an old phone booth, a random letter that’s seemingly out of place, or anything else. As you look through your lens, think about how your image might convey something bigger: a snapshot of how we communicate with one another, even if we don’t speak the same language.

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    1. Millions of thanks for getting the pingbacks to change color!! Could we now get the same for the links in the comments? I really appreciate all the work all of you put into this and many more compliments are earned than complaints.

      janet

    1. In the interest of expediency I will offer this post about exit C of the MTR in Hong Kong. It is a confusing exit in real life because of the tall buildings that surround it, but this confusion is furthered as the Google map only identifies the exit C of the Hong Kong Station and not the exit C for central station. As both stations are quite close, it is easy to think you are getting out somewhere where you are not.

      http://geofoodie.org/2013/03/30/exit_c/

  1. ‘WOMAN AT WORK ‘ is a festival organised jointly by Conflictorium, Drishti and Natarani celebrating womanhood.

    As part of this festival, a photo contest was organised with a theme “YOU CALL THIS WORK ?”. One of my photograph was selected and hence I went to visit the exhibition organized in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

    There were lot of spots where I found interesting letters starting from the main door!

    Weekly Photo Challenge: Letters http://myvividvisions.com/2014/04/25/weekly-photo-challenge-letters/

      1. I usually go for 4 entries, and often have a problem picking WHICH ones to use… this week is not like that, but keeping me busy…. still searching :)

  2. Hi – I’m noticing that the ping-backs don’t always link to the thumbnails below – for example I follow Wind Against Current who posted for this challenge with a ping back 1 hour ago and it doesn’t appear below, and I posted last night for On Top with a ping-back and it didn’t appear.

    Just sayin. . . :(

    I look forward to this challenge. . . Best regards – Bruce from Through the Luminary Lens

    1. Thanks for looking for my pingback, Bruce! :-)

      The pingbacks are working rather well now, I think. They don’t move, they change color when visited, and they also open in a new tab (or window), which I like. Going through the pingbacks is now fast—in fact much faster than the links in the comments. That is a bit of a slog. Part of the problem is that from each linked blog, you have to to go back to the Daily Post page, and that gets slower and slower as there are more pingbacks. The pingbacks look good and themselves work well, but they really slow down the loading of the entire page…

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