I've been traveling again. Here's a sign above a urinal in Kunming Airport.
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This was before the performance and right after I snapped the shot, some clown did exactly what the sign said not to do and had to be shouted back down to his seat by the staff.
Sign on my 22nd floor hotel room in Changsha, Hunan. Will soon be back in Kunming.
This was at a museum in Chongqing. The exhibit of an old-time street barber could be viewed from two sides. One was not supposed to walk through the exhibit and disturb things. I'm sure this isn't rare language, but I had not seen 跨越 used that way before so I had to look it up.
Another non-Kunming one. Saw some fine calligraphy today at the Yellow Crane Tower 黄鹤楼 (Wuhan 武汉.)
My apartment building just completed the installation of an electronic door system that requires a key card for entry.
The announcement, posted near the newly upgraded door, uses the kind of formal Chinese that sent me scrambling for my dictionary.
Kunming has relocated it's long distance bus stations to the periphery. They are new and clean; management wants to keep them looking good. I went to one a few days ago to travel to Luoping 罗平 to see the spectacular yellow flowers 油菜花 which are in full bloom now.
What better words than the words on a New Year's gift. A friend just now gave me some tea.
I don't know how to use the "spoiler" feature to hide this part, but if you want some help, read on.
The main take-home words from the first frame are simply 普洱， the name of this type of delicious brew and the name of the region in southern Yunnan where it originates.
Second frame shows that this is a compressed cake of 熟茶。Puer tea comes in two main styles, 熟 and 生 (“cooked” and “raw.”)
Third frame shows that it is from Menghai 勐海County (in Xishuangbanna 西双版纳 Prefecture) and that these leaves were grown on old trees 古树.
My room is in a high rise building which rents a few frunished units short term as a 酒店公寓。Slliding glass doors open onto a small balcony which can be used to hang clothes to dry. This sign is displayed prominently there.