Monday, February 20, 2012

What's in a name.....


A few of my favorite signs on Market Street in Fremantle.. Firstly, very clever and very Aussie is shock & oar everything nautical that you might need to wear when you set off on the high seas in your yacht....
Or you might like to stay the night and have a wee dram in Rosie O'Grady's Irish Pub, I've heard it has 'great craic' , pronounced 'crack', meaning a fantastic time, which I'm sure I didn't need to clarify!
Princess Chambers is a suite of offices, what a lovely address to have on your business card oui!!
You can tell by the signage that this isn't any old corner store selling fruit and veg. Inside is a haven of gorgeous homewares, beautifully made although just a tad pricey.....and below we have my personal favourite, let's just say Jayne is not the only one addicted  to chocolate, a little everyday keeps a smile on my dial.....!!  Start the week off well enjoy some chocolate today.....

41 comments:

  1. belle serie d'enseigne, avec une preference pour l'Irish pub ;)

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  2. Very good Grace...another 'what's in a name' could be the one just in the corner of the chocolate one...LJ Hooker! Have a great week.

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  3. aren't signs the best...nice captures!

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  4. BBut they misspelled 'Princess Charters" LOL


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  5. These are terrific signs and so clever! And the L.J. Hooker is cool, too! I love them! Thanks for the smiles of this gray afternoon!!

    Sylvia

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  6. Boy, you hit the jackpot with this signage! I like them all, and I'm especially delighted to know where I can shop when I dock my yacht in your town!

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  7. I love the signs - laughed out loud when I read the first one! And there were a few I would LOVE to visit - like Rosie O'Grady's for a wee bit, and Janyne's Addiction! What fun! Have a great day, Grace!

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  8. I think I would be visiting Rosie and Jayne too! Nice group of shots Grace.

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  9. I'm confused about the first sign. Shock, as in defibrillator? That looks like as ECG tracing. And the last one - that's a slightly different spelling of the name cheerless rock band from L.A. Odd.

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  10. A good collection of signs, particularly Shock & Oar.

    I laughed at your comment yesterday about my hat. Yesterday afternoon before I read the comment I had taken another photo of myself reflecting in a door, wearing another wide brimmed hat, this one straw. Wide brimmed hats make me feel classy, smart and manly.

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  11. My first stop would be Rosie O'Grady and then the Belgian Chocolates.

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  12. Bonza photos, especially the Jaynes Addiction sign for yummmy chocolates :-).

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  13. Near here there's a fish'n'chip shop in a street called Eaton Place - the name "Eatin' Plaice"

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  14. J'aime beaucoup ces enseignes très "anglo-saxonnes". Claires, propres, nettes. On ne voit pas ça en France. A quelques exceptions près.

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  15. Nice set but how come now I want some chocolate, eh?

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  16. such GREAT signs...great captures of each of them, too!

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  17. "Chocolate" and "addiction", that rings a bell in me! :o)

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  18. I like "Shock & Oar" the best. Very catchy and a name I would remember.

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  19. A plethora of interesting signs!

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  20. Oh these signs are so creative! I think the Corner Store is my favorite ;D

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  21. I like Shock and Oar! Let's go for a sail.

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  22. I would walk past he Irish pub and be tempted to stop in the store with Belgian chocolates.

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  23. Kisses from Italy. I like the last one because I'm fond of chocolate, dear Gaia

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  24. Its a fine collection of designs, great work Grace!

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  26. Fantastic signs! I think my favorite is Shock and Oar. What a wonderful play on words. However, I'm now going in search of some chocolate!

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  27. Thanks for the vocabulary lesson...I never would have thought 'crack' meant a good time...or maybe it does. Anyway, great sign series, Grace.

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  28. I always like signs, my obvious favorite is the first one!

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  29. hi Grace,
    a nice reportage... well done, looks really nice, ciao

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  30. I had to laugh at shock & oar .. brought to mind Bush the Stupid's name for the first attempt to rid the world of Saddam ... Shock & Awe .. which of course ended (but not really) with his arrival on an aircraft carrier with a huge sign: Mission Accomplished (of course it wasnt but then he was Bush the Stupid)

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  31. You have a shop with Belgian chocolates, nice :):)!!!!!

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  32. My friend had a restaurant calld HOT SPOT, the menu is everything hot and spicy !!!!!!

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