These are various signs I photographed in Puebla and Mexico City, Mexico.
Maguey plant at the National Palace in Mexico City. The sign reads “Do not mistreat the magueys.”
Uber ad encouraging you to take an Uber to the gym, Mexico City
“Littering is prohibited. Any person caught will be handed over to the authorities.”
A license plate in Puebla with the text “God is my pilot.”
Sign in a gas station bathroom in Mexico: “Your neatness shows your good manners. Flush the toilet. Thank you.” A handwritten note says: “Fix the handle, and I’ll be happy to!”
“No advertising. Federal property.”
Mirror mirror on the wall
Rock or roll?
Sunset at Pier 39
Sunset and a hint of Golden Gate Bridges
Downtown San Francisco
Your friendly greeter
Academy of Sciences
Yosemite National Park
Urban sprawl – What was that about placing the horizon halfway down
Fishing in Venice Beach
While not called that in the US, this is a Russian-style trolleybus!
Long after my first trip to California in April 2015, I’ve decided to share some of the images. I may make a second pass and crop/edit some of them in the future.
Bonus – Impressions of the Best Coast:
- Composting is real in San Francisco! I would love to see it as a widely accommodated option in other parts of the country.
- Authentic announcements in Spanish and Chinese on public buses in San Francisco. Compare that to Google-translated or “my niece took a semester of Spanish” signs in many other US cities, including those with large multilingual communities.
- Trolleybuses in San Francisco! They are green, after all.
- Dogs are not on leashes but don’t seem to care for/bark at strangers.
Some animals I saw at the Seneca Park Zoo. I may be adding more at some point.
First Person Singular is a monthly storytelling event in Rochester, NY. These pictures show some of the speakers.
If you would like to use these images, get a free (or at-cost-of-paper) print, or would like me to take down any of them, get in touch with me.
I mostly remember it being very cold outside and spending a lot of time in restaurants trying to stay warm (and spending time with our friend Carter, of course!). So this is more of a documentary record rather than an attempt at any sort of artistic imagery. No cropping/level adjustment; just a simple conversion to JPEG. What you shoot is what you get.
One more “flatty Ron” buidling
In a coffee house
In a bar/brewery
In a streetcar
Activity board in our hostel
Vintage car used in filming
A random conservatory we visited
Macro lens does not a photographer make?