Many towns do what they can to lure the tourist dollars. For Aveiro, Portugal the draw is brightly colored boats that will take tourists for rides up and down their many canals and past colorful homes. My goal was to take photos of the commercial fishermen fleet of vessels in a harbor with their brightly colored boats.
The Colorful, but Crude, Boat Cartoons of Aveiro
It was a hot day, and we were unable to pin down the actual location, so all I could do is take a few snapshots of the boats plowing through the canals. It was not until days later I took a closer look at my boat pictures and tried to translate what was written on the boats. A typical boat shown above has a painted picture of Saint Joana on the hull of the boat. What a nice gentleman must own this boat.
Not so with many of the other boat owners. No telling what my photos might have revealed had I known they were often risque cartoons with double meanings. The chances are slim that I caught all the rude boat pictures. Realizing something can get lost in the translation, here are the results of Google Translate and several other online translation tools.
Sometime my photo quests are not as successful as hoped. Other times they yield unexpected surprises.