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Following the Signs

Photos taken by a woman with depression and anxiety disorders. She was in Pennsylvania when she took these photos. Photography has helped her to be able to live life more and go out on photo walks such as this one.

About the photos: “There are signs everywhere you look. Some are inspiring, some are funny, and then there are those that are just creepy or weird. I walked down one block and saw the whole range, including these. I’m going to try to hold onto the ones that make me feel good or make me laugh, because that is what I need right now, and would like to share them with others who may be in the same boat… Believe. Love. Peace. Bliss. Triumph. to all!”


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18 comments on “Following the Signs

  1. The Retiring Sort
    August 11, 2012

    Great message & collection of signs!


  2. efratadenny
    August 11, 2012

    Nice series of photos..


  3. Mitch Elder
    August 11, 2012

    What a fun photo project!


  4. Myra GB
    August 12, 2012

    I think I like “Love saves the day” the most. Interesting to see that there are establishments that actively indicate they don’t like children inside.


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  6. pinkpodster
    August 12, 2012

    Cool Photos. Nice to know that both Love Saves the Day and me were both established in NY in 1966. 😀


  7. Ink. [Anette]
    August 12, 2012

    Love the unattended children sign.


  8. Tiger Lillies
    August 13, 2012

    Such uplifting photos!! Thanks so much for sharing.


  9. ailsapm
    August 13, 2012

    Very cool collective, you guys, and a wonderful series of photos. Thanks so much for joining in the weekly travel theme. xxx Ailsa


  10. canoe & communications
    August 13, 2012

    three made me laugh and reminded me of a sign that said, “unattended children will be given espresso and candy”


  11. Angelia Sims
    August 14, 2012

    Interesting and very cool! I never really thought of it that way. I will be on the look out more!


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  13. Mark Simms
    August 17, 2012

    The “Unattended Children….” is pretty funny, even though the humour is a little black.

    Photography has certainly helped my battle with mental health issues, so keep up the good work and best wishes to you all!!


  14. Naomi Baltuck
    August 18, 2012

    I love the title of this blog and the message behind it–it really tells a story.


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  16. mariannegv
    August 25, 2012

    Theses are cool and funny photos. Thanks for stopping by my blog “Exploring the world. Photography, travel, art” and liking my post “Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban”
    Kind greetings,


  17. Ron Scubadiver
    August 28, 2012

    A common bond of mental illness, wow. Great photographs too.


  18. averyfairytale
    September 2, 2012

    Love this post! I believe in signs, especially asking for encouragement and help from angels/God/the universal spirit, and asking them to “give you a sign” and they will! Sometimes its not so literal, sometimes they leave a feather, a flower, show you a gorgeous sunrise, or provide someother sign but its alway awesome to “hear from them”!


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