Signs of the City.1

I mentioned in the last post that what I see every day here in Dhaka are signs: commercial signs most frequently, traffic information signs at times, and currently a lot of electoral-campaign signs. Yes, Dhaka city elections are happening a week from now, so we’ve had campaign rickshaw-bikes with loudspeakers, campaign tuk-tuks (or whatever the local term is here – still haven’t learned it) with loudspeakers, campaign walks with the candidate…campaign everything. Since the last post was all about Dhaka, and since one week from today this full-of-life city will hold mayoral and city-council elections (I think they’re called ward councilors here, but I haven’t researched the question deeply), I figured these two photos which give you a wee taste of the current campaign signage’s omnipresence is as good a way to start my explorations of signs in/of the city as any. Enjoy 🙂


3 responses

  1. Thanks for sharing these signs with us, Paul!

    January 25, 2020 at 13:04

  2. Sam Craig

    Smart putting the signs right in front of the view of the water – surely the water would be drawing eyes already. Thanks for sharing!

    January 26, 2020 at 10:36

    • Indeed, Sam – certainly I tend to stare out at the water every chance I get. Relief for the eyes from the busy street scenes 🙂

      January 26, 2020 at 16:21

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