There were several signs written in Chinese characters on the streets of Tainan

Signboards written in Chinese characters on a street in Tainan
Street in Tainan
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The street of Tainan stretched straight ahead. Both sides were filled with stores and eateries, each with its own sign. As a matter of course, Taiwan belongs to the Chinese cultural sphere, so the signs on the road were written in Chinese characters. There were no signs written in the alphabet. It was a spectacular sight to see the streets filled with Chinese characters.

As a Japanese, I can guess what kind of store it is by looking at the Chinese characters, but for a Westerner who is not familiar with Chinese characters, all of them must be gibberish. This feeling is probably the same as what I feel when I travel to Arabic countries.

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Mar 2017 IN THE CITY TAIWAN

PHOTO DATA

No

10081

Shooting Date

Sep 2016

Posted On

March 23, 2017

Modified On

December 19, 2023

Place

Tainan, Taiwan

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

EF85MM F1.2L II USM

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