This image I would like to show the three Chinese symbols on the wall. These three words mean Pawn Shop. This style is similar to those we use as "Italian Font and Bold" to me. Chinese characters are written by strokes order in this modern days in China.
China's pawning business started at the turn of the 4th and 5th centuries. In the 12th century, pawn guilds were set up in some metropolises. The 19th and early 20th centuries saw the peak of the pawn trade, when Beijing alone was home to over 150 pawnshops.
This one is about 200 years old and in my birth town and now is deserted because all the descendants have gone to the big city for better opportunities.
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jacquest (17527) 2014-01-22 6:42
I like your tilted presentation of those symbols and your interesting note about their meaning. I think there are still a few pawnshops in my town. I will try to find them as they may make good photo opportunities.
lousat (67045) 2014-01-22 9:00
Hi Anna,very interesting comparison with the italian font and bold..ehehe..in effect you have raison.And the pic is very very nice,an excellent way to show us these characters in a diagonal perspective and in the best quality of details and exposure too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
pajaran (44294) 2014-02-07 13:33
Interesantan tekst o zalagaonici, sa istorijom i opisom ...
Lep pogled na fasadu i natpis ...
Dobar snimak, kontrast i ostrina, lepo pokazni detalji na fasadi, lepe boje.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
An interesting article about a pawn shop, with a history and description of the ...
Nice view of the facade and sign ...
Good picture, contrast and sharpness, nice demonstration details on the facade, beautiful colors.
Have a nice day, all the best for the weekend, good luck.
Miguel82 (16568) 2014-02-08 6:40
Good morning Anna, unusual pov showing details and Chinese symbols I'll be unable to understand without your excellent photo note, excellent dark hues, clear picture, all the best, have a good saturday
Silvio1953 (109205) 2014-02-08 11:38
Ciao Anna, great detail of beautiful building with lovely decorations, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
nikkitta (10418) 2014-02-11 15:21
Very interesting work giving protagonim at the very old symbols and more, translating them
Original tilted capture