Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Show Me A Sign

Always Keep It Symbol

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON


I ducked in here the other day to get my watchstrap fixed. As always, I had my camera with me. So while the repair was being carried out, I went out the front to shoot the bright combination of colours and symbols. My interpretation of the sign? Always be on time, never behave like a heel and always look for the key to life. Whaddya reckon?

28 comments:

Daryl said...

Watches repaired - or more likely batteries replaced

Shoes shined/soled

Keys made

Ya think?

:-Daryl

Jules~ said...

My thoughts...
Forget time and social beauty. The key to living is living with your heart (signified by the red)

imac said...

Great shot, beedy eye David.

MamaGeek said...

I reckon I should go shopping and some cash! :)

Maggie May said...

Brilliant! Now why can't I ever remember to take my camera with me?

Preposterous Ponderings said...

Maybe it stands for:

Watch Women Key your car?

Great pictures!

merry weather said...

OK, this is what it says to me:

There's just enough time to dress up nicely and slip out of the front door before anyone notices.

Very Cinderella :)

Betsy said...

I like your interpretation very much! :)

CrazyCath said...

Wonderful primary colours! Very eye catching - which is the idea for a shop I guess.

Love your description. Great shot again.

Sam said...

Watch you don't stand on your keys?

The Mighty Sam

GoneBackSouth said...

That Daryl - she's way off track. Clearly it's a launderette.

WILSONART said...

Oh, I think it's a Primary School
#:-)

Lana Gramlich said...

I'm with Daryl, although I like your interpretation just as well.
Love the contrast of the black on the primary colors. Very nice!

Momma said...

Time and hard work (wearing out the leather) are the keys to a successful life.

I always love these accidental photo ops!

Peace - D

alicesg said...

Well said Jules. I would like to have time out to shop for new shoes before finding the key to go home..hehehe

Sandi McBride said...

Check the time, you're running late don't forget the keys
Okay, so it's not quite Shakespeare, best I can do for now...
Sandi

Rhea said...

Great interpretation! Fun game to play.

BTW, what are your requirements for post of the day? I'm thinking I should start typing deep thoughts or being more witty...which works best? :o)

missburrows said...

how about: watch out for high heels, they are the key to pain

Vic Grace said...

Clever interpretation

BritGal' Sarah said...

Watch out for your shoes and keep them under lock and key!

Katney said...

I am glad I came back. I saw this last night when I was still fighting my computer problems and couldn't comment. I like everyone's readings of the signs.

Christine said...

See-- now I thought it meant- the key to great shoes is spending lots of time shopping.

SandyCarlson said...

Preposterous ponderings has me on the lookout!

Bruno LoGreco said...

The time is now -- follow in someone's foot steps - you hold the key to your future.

Charles Gramlich said...

Keep it symbol. What a delightful title.

San said...

Words (and symbols) to live by. Love the enigmatic feel of this image. Yes, it does invite interpretation, and yours makes a lot of sense, as does Daryl's, which is so NYC and bottom-line.

If something more zenlike hits me later today, I will return...

Marvin said...

It's time to either take a walk or move in.

Nice capture of a simple -- but potentially provocative -- sign.

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

I think it means that 'Watching your Step is Key".

Perhaps there is a trick to getting in and out of this store without stumbling?

Tee hee!