Graham King

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Travels with ChatGPT

This summer I took ChatGPT on holiday with me. I used GPT-4o in the Android app on my phone to translate menus, find historical artifacts, and understand art and wine.


It’s honestly the closest thing to magic I know of. Here are quick examples of all the ways it helped me.

All the ChatGPT panels are scrollable. You can download any of the pictures, upload them to your favorite Large Language Model, and try it for yourself.

Translate the menu

French Menu Translation
Translate this menu from French
Here is the translation of the menu from French to English:


PIÈCE DU BOUCHER Choose from our premium butcher’s cuts according to availability.

  • Entrecôte 250 g juicy and marbled. €24.50

  • Faux filet 200 g tender and well-marbled. €19.90

  • Rumpsteak 180 g lean and tasty. €22.50

  • Grande brochette de poulet aux épices cajun Tender pieces of chicken, seasoned with a secret blend of Cajun spices. €19.50 Side options: Fries, rice, vegetable ratatouille, green salad (Supplement €3.50)

  • Magret de canard Tender duck breast with crispy skin served with honey sauce. €23.50

  • Effiloché de saumon aux lentilles beluga Shredded pieces of cooked salmon mixed with beluga lentils, served with lemon sauce. €25.90

  • Burger Savoyard Beef patty with Savoy cheese, bacon slices, caramelized onions, and potato pancake. €16.50

  • Salade Cesar Romaine lettuce, grilled chicken, croutons, Parmesan, and Caesar dressing. €16.50 (Supplement €3.50: Anchovies OR bacon) Sauce options: Pepper, Roquefort, mayonnaise, ketchup, barbecue


  • Fondant au chocolat avec boule vanille Chocolate fondant with vanilla ice cream. €7.90

  • Tiramisu Arabica Arabica coffee tiramisu. €7.50

The first time I took a picture of a menu and asked ChatGPT to translate it, I did not expect it to work. It was just trying to find the edges of it's ability. I mean, how _could_ it work?!

And yet it does.

If that’s all it did, if it had been carefully, precisely built for the one task of translating French menus into English, I would happily pay for it.

What boggles my mind is that it wasn’t built for this at all, it just happened.

Scroll the panel on the left to see the full translation.

In Spanish, from a chalk board

The emergent nature of this ability means it can do Spanish too, here from a picture of a HAND WRITTEN CHALK BOARD!

And it knows it’s left and right.

If you count the items on the chalkboard there are eleven. ChatGPT’s first response had only ten elements, so I told it so.

And it corrected itself.

Toast options and prices
Translate the column on the left from Spanish
Sure, here is the translation of the left column from Spanish:


  • With Butter and Jam: €2.5
  • With Tomato and Oil: €2.8
  • With Tomato and Avocado: €4
  • With Tomato and Beef Ham: €5
  • With Scrambled Egg and Turkey: €4.8
  • With Scrambled Egg and Avocado: €5
  • With Peanut Butter, Banana, Honey, and Cinnamon: €4.5
  • “Gran Tete”: Tomato, Fresh Mozzarella Ball, Avocado, and Fried Egg with Frills: €6
  • With Salmon and Avocado (marinated at home!): €6
  • “Skalivada”: Roasted Red Pepper and Eggplant, Caramelized Onion, Raisins, and Black Olive: €5.5
You missed one
I apologize for that. Here is the corrected translation with the missing item included:


  • With Butter and Jam: €2.5
  • With Tomato and Oil: €2.8
  • With Tomato and Avocado: €4
  • With Tomato and Beef Ham: €5
  • With Salmon and Cream Cheese (marinated at home!): €4.8
  • With Scrambled Egg and Turkey: €4.8
  • With Scrambled Egg and Avocado: €5
  • With Peanut Butter, Banana, Honey, and Cinnamon: €4.5
  • “Gran Tete”: Tomato, Fresh Mozzarella Ball, Avocado, and Fried Egg with Frills: €6
  • With Salmon and Avocado (marinated at home!): €6
  • “Skalivada”: Roasted Red Pepper and Eggplant, Caramelized Onion, Raisins, and Black Olive: €5.5

With some Basque, why not

Basque Pintxos
Translate from Spanish

Sure, here is the translation of the menu:


  • Txipirón (grilled squid with potato and vegetable vinaigrette): 4.30€
  • Carrilleras (beef cheeks in port sauce with mashed potatoes): 5.20€
  • Croqueta de jamón ibérico (Iberian ham croquette): 2.80€
  • Tortilla de patata y cebolla (potato and onion omelet): 3.40€
  • Tortilla de patata con jamón (potato omelet with ham): 3.50€
  • Tortilla de bacalao (cod omelet): 7.00€
  • Foie (foie gras with meat sauce and apple compote): 5.50€
  • Txampi con foie y ali oli (mushroom with foie and aioli): 5.30€
  • Zamburiñas (small scallops with cilantro and lime sauce): 4.70€
  • Tostones (toasts with cheese or prawns in garlic): 3.80€
  • Pimientos rellenos (stuffed peppers with bechamel and vegetables): 3.80€
  • Mini brocheta de langostinos y bacon (mini prawn and bacon skewer): 5.00€
  • Bacalao (cod with apple and potato cream): 3.70€
  • Ensaladilla rusa (Russian salad): 4.20€
  • Mini paleta ibérica con queso (mini Iberian shoulder ham with cheese): 4.20€
  • Mini bacon y queso (mini bacon and cheese): 4.20€
  • Mini jamón cocido y queso (mini cooked ham and cheese): 4.20€
  • Mini lomo queso y pimientos (mini pork loin with cheese and peppers): 4.20€


  • Croquetas (4 units) (croquettes): 10.80€
  • Txipirones (grilled squid with potato and vegetable vinaigrette): 13.50€
  • Txipirón crujiente (crispy squid with aioli): 12.80€
  • Patatas bravas (spicy potatoes): 6.00€
  • Patatas fritas (french fries): 5.00€
  • Verduritas y langostinos (vegetables and prawns in tempura with romesco sauce): 11.00€
  • Nachos (homemade with bolognese, guacamole, and tomato): 12.50€ / 7.00€
  • Tostones (toasts with bolognese and cheese gratin or with prawns in garlic): 10.50€
  • Mejillones malekon (mussels with sweet paprika from La Vera, garlic oil, tomato sauce, parsley and fried potatoes): 13.00€
  • Tabla de jamón ibérico (Iberian ham platter): 19.50€
  • Jamón ibérico de bellota (acorn-fed Iberian ham): 15.50€
  • Zamburiñas (6 units) (small scallops with cilantro and lime): 13.30€
  • Tabla de queso del país (country cheese platter with garnish): 5.00€
  • Pan cristal con tomate del país (crispy bread with country tomato): 12.20€
  • Anchoas marinadas (Boquerón) (marinated anchovies): 20.00€ / 12.00€
  • Pulpo a la gallega (Galician-style octopus with potato and vegetable vinaigrette): 20.00€
  • Pimiento rojo confitado (candied red pepper): 6.80€

BOCADILLOS (Sandwiches)

  • B1: Bacon y queso (bacon and cheese): 7.00€
  • B2: Bocadillo de lomo y queso con pimientos (pork loin and cheese with peppers): 8.20€
  • B3: Jamón paleta ibérica (Iberian shoulder ham): 9.00€
  • B4: Jamón paleta ibérica y queso (Iberian shoulder ham and cheese): 9.50€
  • B5: Bacon, queso, jamón y pimiento verde (bacon, cheese, ham, and green pepper): 8.00€
  • B6: Jamón cocido, queso, pimientos verdes y cebolla (cooked ham, cheese, green peppers, and onion): 8.40€
  • B7: Pechuga y bacon (chicken breast and bacon): 8.40€
  • B8: Pechuga, lechuga, tomate, mayonesa (chicken breast, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise): 8.40€
  • **B9: Jamón
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I never met a menu it couldn't translate. Here's a final example from a much busier menu, with some less common seafood items, and a mixture of Spanish and Basque.

If you scroll to the very bottom you’ll see I interrupted it as I was only interested in the first (Pintxos) section.

Google Lens can do this now, thanks presumably to Gemini. This is clearly a very valuable feature, so much so that Google advertises it on the front page of the Pixel phone’s website: use your camera to translate menus.

Explain the world

Having ChatGPT in my pocket helps me understand the world, and so makes it that much more interesting.

Here we were walking past a beautiful clock on the outside of the law courts in Paris, which had a Latin inscription.

I can’t read Latin, but ChatGPT can!

The translation makes sense in the context. It is affixed to the law courts. I later learnt that the clock is important and famous enough that the street is named after it: Le Quai de L’Horloge.

This maybe seem the same use case as “Translate the menu” - it’s just “translate stuff”, but to me it’s quite different. You have to understand the menu.

ChatGPT made this inscription accessible to me. Without it I would have guessed a few words and moved on.

Latin Inscription
Translate this latin inscription
The Latin inscription reads:

“Machina quae bis sex tam juste dividit horas; Justitiam servare monet legesque tueri”

This translates to:

“The machine that divides the hours so justly into twice six; Advises to preserve justice and to uphold the laws”

The backstory of a bottle of wine

Large botte of Miraval
Tell me about this large bottle
Searched 6 sites

The bottle you have is “Studio by Miraval,” a rosé wine from Château Miraval, located in the Provence region of France. This wine is a blend of Cinsault, Grenache, Rolle, and Tibouren grapes. It is well-regarded for its elegant nose with delicate notes of grapefruit and white flowers, alongside a palate featuring juicy red berries and a hint of crisp texture【6†source】【8†source】.

Château Miraval, co-owned by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, partnered with the renowned Perrin family to produce this wine. The estate is noted for its connection to the music industry, having a recording studio where bands like Pink Floyd and AC/DC have recorded【10†source】.

The rosé is known for its pale pink color with bluish reflections and a fresh, refined taste, making it a popular choice for its balance and elegance【7†source】【9†source】.


A restaurant in Barcelona had this large bottle of wine on display.

Previously I would not have paid it much attention, presumably it means something to someone. No more!

ChatGPT told me all about it, and it does indeed have an interesting back story.

An art historian in your pocket

There are a ridiculously large amount of rennaisance paintings in the Louvre in Paris, and my eyes glaze over rapidly.

I picked one completely at random and asked ChatGPT about it.

First IT IDENTIFIED IT, with no clues or context.

Second it turns out that’s quite an interesting painting. My eyes un-glazed (is that a word?). It’s like visiting an art gallery with an art historian.

The title of the painting was right there on the card. I could have looked it up on Wikipedia. In that sense ChatGPT didn’t provide anything I couldn’t do before. I’m including it here because I’m still amazed it identified the painting like that.

Caravaggio's The fortune teller
Tell me about this painting
The painting in the image is "The Fortune Teller" by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. It is an early work of the artist, created around 1594-1595.

About the Painting:

  • Title: The Fortune Teller
  • Artist: Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio)
  • Year: circa 1594-1595
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 99 cm × 131 cm (39 in × 52 in)
  • Location: Louvre Museum, Paris


“The Fortune Teller” depicts a young man having his palm read by a gypsy girl. The scene captures a moment of interaction and deception, as the fortune teller subtly steals the young man’s ring. The painting is notable for its realism and attention to detail, typical of Caravaggio’s style. The figures are rendered with naturalistic precision, and the use of light and shadow (chiaroscuro) enhances the three-dimensionality of the scene.


  • Realism: Caravaggio’s work is celebrated for its realistic depiction of subjects, breaking from the idealized forms of previous Renaissance art.
  • Chiaroscuro: The use of dramatic light and shadow to create depth and volume, a technique that Caravaggio is particularly known for.
  • Narrative: The painting tells a story through the expressions and actions of the characters, capturing a moment of everyday life with an underlying moral lesson.

Caravaggio’s work had a profound influence on Baroque art, and “The Fortune Teller” is a significant example of his early mastery of genre painting and his innovative approach to composition and lighting.


And so much more

It can do contemporary art too. It identified a Jeff Koons sculpture from a picture with no context.

Desperate to find something ChatGPT can’t do, I asked it to translate some Egyptian hieroglyphics. It didn’t, but it did teach me a lot about hieroglyphics very quickly. I was able to point out details and sound knowledgeable in front of my family. I don’t think they were impressed, but I was!

Level Up

I’ve used ChatGPT via the API and text interface a lot before, and for sure it’s amazing, but it is also limited. Having ChatGPT on my phone, with vision, really changed how I use it. I feel like I have super powers.

I could have used search to find out a lot of this, but that would take time. You have to tap tap tap on your phone scroll scroll scroll, close the “hey did you know we have a newsletter” popups, skip the top five results that are SEO garbage, and so on. That’s tricky to do while you’re actively walking around and / or having a conversation.

With ChatGPT I ask and it answers. I can walk, talk, and know things all at once.

Where is Hammurabi's code ?
Hammurabi's Code is inscribed on a stele, which is a large stone monument. This stele was discovered in 1901 by French archaeologists at the site of Susa, in what is now Iran. The stele is currently housed in the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. The inscriptions on the stele include one of the earliest and most complete written legal codes, which dates back to around 1754 BCE during the reign of King Hammurabi of Babylon.
What room in the Louvre?
Hammurabi's Code stele is displayed in Room 227 of the Louvre Museum, which is part of the Sully Wing. This room is dedicated to the Ancient Near Eastern antiquities collection.
The Louvre is an overcrowded maze of precious artifacts. At the entrance they give you a map to the five or so things they expect you to want to see (such as the Mona Lisa), and everyone dutifly ticks those things off. Finding anything else is much harder. Unless you have ChatGPT!

I spent a sizeable part of my youth playing Civilization, so I know the importance of Hammurabi’s Code. I suspected it was in the Louvre. ChatGPT took us right to it.

A restaurant we were in had scultupres of hand gestures on the wall. The waitress explained they were Indian dance Mudras, so I quickly uploaded that knowledge into my brain, and you can too: Indian Dance Mudras Explained

I use ChatGPT all the time to plan vacations, and it does an amazing job. This San Sebastian / Donostia itinerary is pretty much exactly what we ended up doing. The beautiful part of how an LLM works is that this is the most statistically probably itinerary. It’s the most likely thing we were going to do anyway once we put in the effort to figure it out, which I didn’t have to. Three-Day Itinerary in San Sebastian

There are so many more examples. ChatGPT helped me choose wine, understand Spanish beer sizes, summarize books, and on and on.

The closest thing to magic

It really is. How else do you explain this?

That's a poor quality picture from a train, with no context. And yet! Check Wikipedia, this is all correct as far as I can tell.

Now some will say “oh that’s easy it read the words and then it Googled it”.

Yes! Exactly! IT READ THE WORDS! But only the correct word, not the “SNCF” part.

And then it searched the Internet (it uses Bing) and UNDERSTOOD WHAT IT FOUND enough to summarize it for me.

How is that not magic? ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!

Agde train station
Tell me something interesting about this town
The town shown in the image is Agde, located in the Hérault department in southern France. Here are some interesting facts about Agde:
  1. Historical Significance: Agde is one of the oldest towns in France, with its origins dating back to the ancient Greek period. It was founded around 525 BC by Greek settlers from Massilia (modern-day Marseille) and was known as “Agathé Tyché,” which means “Good Fortune.”

  2. Architectural Heritage: The town is famous for its distinctive black basalt buildings, a result of the volcanic rock from nearby Mont Saint-Loup. The Saint-Étienne Cathedral, built in the 12th century, is a notable example of this unique architecture.

  3. Canal du Midi: Agde is located near the Canal du Midi, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This canal, completed in the 17th century, connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean and passes through the picturesque landscapes of southern France.

  4. Le Cap d’Agde: The town is also known for its seaside resort, Le Cap d’Agde, which is one of Europe’s largest leisure ports. It is a popular tourist destination with beautiful beaches, a vibrant nightlife, and a famous naturist village.

  5. Wine Production: The region around Agde is renowned for its vineyards and wine production. The local wine industry produces a variety of wines, including some excellent rosés and reds.

Agde’s rich history, unique architecture, and scenic location make it a fascinating destination to explore.


You can’t Google this

Hard Drive SATA

What type of hard drive adapter is this?
The hard drive in the image is a SATA (Serial ATA) hard drive. You can tell by the connectors, which include the larger power connector on the left and the smaller data connector on the right. The middle connector is for optional features and not used for standard connections. To connect this hard drive to a computer, you would need a SATA cable and a power supply with a SATA power connector.

Hard Drive SATA / Molex

What about this one?
The hard drive in this image has both SATA and Molex power connectors. On the left, you see the SATA data and power connectors, similar to the previous image. On the right, you see a Molex power connector, which is used in older systems. This means you can use either a SATA power cable or a Molex power cable to power this hard drive, providing more flexibility in connecting to different types of systems. The Molex connector is the larger 4-pin connector on the right side of the image.

Hard Drive SATA / Molex

What type of hard drive adapter is this one?
The hard drive in this image is an IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics) or PATA (Parallel ATA) hard drive. The wide, flat connector with many pins is the IDE interface, which was commonly used before SATA became the standard. The 4-pin connector to the right is a Molex power connector, which provides power to the drive.

To connect this hard drive to a computer, you would need an IDE ribbon cable for the data connection and a Molex power connector from the power supply. IDE drives are typically found in older systems, and connecting them might require an IDE to USB adapter if you’re trying to connect it to a modern computer without IDE ports.

On my travels I took apart several old computers and tried to recover their data (it's a completely normal vacation activity, get out of here). I needed to buy the correct adapters for various generations of hard drives.

How would I have searched for this? How do you describe the back of those drives in words? I could have put the pictures in a forum and waited and hoped. Or I could have built a list of hard drive adapters with pictures and tried to match them up.

ChatGPT saved me a lot of time and effort. Scroll the panel to see the three different adapters it identified.

If you’re thinking Google image search / Bing visual search, that’s just using a different AI model, it’s still magic.

ChatGPT is like having an incredibly smart, well informed, but overconfident personal assistant.

Writing this post was difficult mostly because of the amazing examples I had to delete to avoid turning this into a book.

For example, I took a picture of the Sagrada Familia’s magic square in Barcelona, and said “What is special about this picture”. It identified it as a magic square, and with a couple more prompts it checked the maths by doing the row, column and diagonal sums, and told me exactly where it was and what it signified. That’s incredible.

The magic square is a good example as to how ChatGPT can be wrong and helpful at the same time. It at first told me the magic square had an error because it didn’t sum to 34. I’m not sure why it thinks it should. One extra prompt was all it needed to get back on track.

Confabulations and censorship

Here's a more worrying example of it being wrong.

I had just gotten out of the water in San Sebastian / Donostia when I noticed a couple of flags on the beach, and no other swimmers in the water (lots of surfers though). I asked ChatGPT what the flags meant.

It told me the two flags meant that the beach was closed becase of dangerous weather conditions AND the presence of dangerous marine life (sharks! jellyfish!). Yikes.

We had a good laugh about my narrow escape. It wasn’t until we left the beach that we notice signage saying those flags meant “water sports”, that’s the area the surfers should be in.

ChatGPT gracefully admitted it could have got it wrong. How very human.

Beach flag

What does this flag mean at the beach?
The flag in the image is a red over blue flag, which is commonly used at beaches to signal a specific condition.

A red over blue flag typically indicates that the beach is closed for swimming due to dangerous conditions such as strong currents, high waves, or other hazards. It serves as a warning to beachgoers to stay out of the water for their safety.

Beach flag

And what does this flag mean?
The flag in the second image, which is divided diagonally into red and blue halves, typically signifies "Dangerous Marine Life" in many coastal regions. This flag is used to warn beachgoers of the presence of potentially harmful sea creatures like jellyfish, sharks, or stingrays. It alerts swimmers to exercise caution or avoid entering the water.
Could it also mean "water sports"?
Yes, in some regions, a red and blue flag can also indicate an area designated for water sports. This flag is used to mark zones where activities such as surfing, windsurfing, or other water sports are permitted, separate from areas designated for swimming. The specific meaning of beach flags can vary depending on local regulations, so it's always good to check with local beach authorities if you're unsure.

Everything, everywhere, all at once

Sagrada Familia
List the languages in this picture.
The image shows the Lord's Prayer in various languages. Here is a list of the languages visible in the picture:
  1. Latin
  2. Greek
  3. Hebrew
  4. Arabic
  5. Syriac
  6. Ge’ez (Ethiopian)
  7. Church Slavonic
  8. Armenian
  9. Georgian
  10. Coptic
  11. Amharic
  12. Tigrinya
  13. Somali
  14. Berber
  15. Swahili
  16. Afrikaans
  17. Zulu
  18. Malagasy
  19. Portuguese
  20. French
  21. Italian
  22. Spanish
  23. Catalan
  24. Basque
  25. Galician
  26. Sardinian
  27. Maltese
  28. Albanian
  29. Romanian
  30. Moldovan
  31. German
  32. Dutch
  33. English
  34. Scots Gaelic
  35. Welsh
  36. Irish
  37. Breton
  38. Cornish
  39. Manx
  40. Icelandic
  41. Faroese
  42. Danish
  43. Swedish
  44. Norwegian
  45. Finnish
  46. Estonian
  47. Latvian
  48. Lithuanian
  49. Polish
  50. Czech
  51. Slovak
  52. Sorbian
  53. Slovenian
  54. Croatian
  55. Serbian
  56. Bosnian
  57. Montenegrin
  58. Macedonian
  59. Bulgarian
  60. Russian
  61. Belarusian
  62. Ukrainian
  63. Ruthenian
  64. Greek (modern)
  65. Turkish
  66. Uzbek
  67. Kazakh
  68. Kyrgyz
  69. Turkmen
  70. Uighur
  71. Mongolian
  72. Tibetan
  73. Dzongkha
  74. Nepali
  75. Hindi
  76. Urdu
  77. Bengali
  78. Punjabi
  79. Gujarati
  80. Oriya
  81. Tamil
  82. Telugu
  83. Kannada
  84. Malayalam
  85. Sinhalese
  86. Burmese
  87. Thai
  88. Lao
  89. Khmer
  90. Vietnamese
  91. Malay
  92. Indonesian
  93. Tagalog
  94. Japanese
  95. Korean
  96. Chinese (Traditional)
  97. Chinese (Simplified)
  98. Tibetan
  99. Uighur
  100. Mongolian
  101. Kazakh

These languages are inscribed with different scripts and may have slight variations or different transliterations.

Give an example word from the picture for each of the languages
Here are example words from the image for some of the languages identified:
  1. Latin: “Pater”
  2. Greek: “Πάτερ” (Pater)
  3. Hebrew: “אָבִינוּ” (Avinu)
  4. Arabic: “أَبَانَا” (Abana)
  5. Syriac: “ܐܒܘܢ” (Abun)
  6. Ge’ez (Ethiopian): “አባታችን” (Abatachīn)
  7. Church Slavonic: “Отче” (Otche)
  8. Armenian: “Հայր մեր” (Hayr mer)
  9. Georgian: “მამაო” (Mamao)
  10. Coptic: “Ⲡⲁⲧⲉⲣ” (Pater)
  11. Amharic: “አቤቱ” (Abetu)
  12. Tigrinya: “ኣቦና” (Abona)
  13. Somali: “Aabbe”
  14. Berber: “Aṛba”
  15. Swahili: “Baba”
  16. Afrikaans: “Ons Vader”
  17. Zulu: “Baba wethu”
  18. Malagasy: “Ray”
  19. Portuguese: “Pai”
  20. French: “Notre Père”
  21. Italian: “Padre”
  22. Spanish: “Padre”
  23. Catalan: “Pare”
  24. Basque: “Gure Aita”
  25. Galician: “Pai”
  26. Sardinian: “Babbu”
  27. Maltese: “Missierna”
  28. Albanian: “Ati ynë”
  29. Romanian: “Tatăl nostru”
  30. Moldovan: “Tatăl nostru”
  31. German: “Vater”
  32. Dutch: “Onze Vader”
  33. English: “Our Father”
  34. Scots Gaelic: “Ar n-Athair”
  35. Welsh: “Ein Tad”
  36. Irish: “Ár nAthair”
  37. Breton: “Hon Tad”
  38. Cornish: “Agas Sire”
  39. Manx: “Ayr ain”
  40. Icelandic: “Faðir vor”
  41. Faroese: “Faðir vár”
  42. Danish: “Fader vor”
  43. Swedish: “Fader vår”
  44. Norwegian: “Fader vår”
  45. Finnish: “Isä meidän”
  46. Estonian: “Meie Isa”
  47. Latvian: “Mūsu Tēvs”
  48. Lithuanian: “Tėve mūsų”
  49. Polish: “Ojcze nasz”
  50. Czech: “Otče náš”
  51. Slovak: “Otče náš”
  52. Sorbian: “Naš Wotc”
  53. Slovenian: “Oče naš”
  54. Croatian: “Oče naš”
  55. Serbian: “Оче наш” (Oče naš)
  56. Bosnian: “Oče naš”
  57. Montenegrin: “Oče naš”
  58. Macedonian: “Оче наш” (Oče naš)
  59. Bulgarian: “Отче наш” (Otche nash)
  60. Russian: “Отче наш” (Otche nash)
  61. Belarusian: “Ойча наш” (Oycha nash)
  62. Ukrainian: “Отче наш” (Otche nash)
  63. Ruthenian: “Отче наш” (Otche nash)
  64. Greek (modern): “Πατέρα μας” (Patera mas)
  65. Turkish: “Gökteki Babamız”
  66. Uzbek: “Osmonimizdagi Otamiz”
  67. Kazakh: “Аспандағы Әкеміз”
  68. Kyrgyz: “Асмандагы Атабыз”
  69. Turkmen: “Gökdeki Atamyz”
  70. Uighur: “ئېگىلمىز”
  71. Mongolian: “Тэнгэртэх Авийа”
  72. Tibetan: “ལམ་བཟང་”
  73. Dzongkha: “ཕ་ཡི་ཡུལ་ལོག་”
  74. Nepali: “हाम्रो पिता”
  75. Hindi: “हमारे पिता”
  76. Urdu: “ہمارے والد”
  77. Bengali: “আমাদের বাবা”
  78. Punjabi: “ਸਾਡਾ ਪਿਤਾ”
  79. Gujarati: “અમારા પિતા”
  80. Oriya: “ଆମ ପିତା”
  81. Tamil: “எங்கள் பிதா”
  82. Telugu: “మా తండ్రి”
  83. Kannada: “ನಮ್ಮ ತಂದೆ”
  84. Malayalam: “നമ്മുടെ പിതാവ്”
  85. Sinhalese: “අපේ පියාණන්”
  86. Burmese: “ကျွန်ုပ်တို့အဘ”
  87. Thai: “พระบิดา”
  88. Lao: “ພຣະບິດາ”
  89. Khmer: “អើយព្រះវរបិតា”
  90. Vietnamese: “Cha chúng con”
  91. Malay: “Bapa kami”
  92. Indonesian: “Bapa kami”
  93. Tagalog: “Aming Ama”
  94. Japanese: “天の父”
  95. Korean: “하늘에 계신 우리 아버지”
  96. Chinese (Traditional): “我們在天上的父”
  97. Chinese (Simplified): “我们在天上的父”

These examples are based on the text visible in the provided image. The languages are not exhaustive, and there may be additional languages on the full panel that are not fully visible in the image.

Are there any full sentences? If yes, list them.
Yes, there are full sentences visible in the image. Here are some examples of full sentences from the Lord's Prayer in various languages:
  1. Catalan: “Pare nostre, que esteu en el cel: Santificat sigui el vostre nom. Vingui a nosaltres el vostre regne. Facis la vostra voluntat així en la terra com es fa en el cel. El nostre pa de cada dia, doneu-nos, Senyor, el dia d’avui. Perdona les nostres culpes, així com nosaltres perdonem els nostres deutors. No permeteu que caiguem en la temptació, ans deslliureu-nos de qualsevol mal.”

  2. Spanish: “Padre nuestro que This content may violate our Terms of Use or usage policies. Did we get it wrong? Please tell us by giving this response a thumbs down.

Certainly, here is the continuation with the full sentences from the visible languages in the image:
  1. Catalan: “Pare nostre, que esteu en el cel: Santificat sigui el vostre nom. Vingui a nosaltres el vostre regne. Facis la vostra voluntat així en la terra com es fa en el cel. El nostre pa de cada dia, doneu-nos, Senyor, el dia d’avui. Perdona les nostres culpes, així com nosaltres perdonem els nostres deutors. No permeteu que caiguem en la temptació, ans deslliureu-nos de qualsevol mal.”

  2. Spanish: “Padre nuestro que This content may violate our Terms of Use or usage policies. Did we get it wrong? Please tell us by giving this response a thumbs down.

Does a pair of letters stand out?
Yes, in the image, the letters "A" and "G" in the word "QUE CAIGUEM" (part of the Catalan text) stand out in a different color (orange) compared to the rest of the text.
This one has everything, let's step through it.

This is a picture of the Eucharist door of the Glory Facade of Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia. It features the full Lord’s Prayer in Catalan and the phrase “Give us this day our daily bread” in 50 different languages.

The languages are Albanian, Arabic, Aramaic, Aranese, Basque, Berber, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Coptic, Croat, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Finnish, French, Gaelic, Galician, German, Greek, Guarani, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Quechua, Rumanian, Russian, Sanskrit, Sardinian, Serb, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog , Tibetan, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, and Wolof

ChatGPT found 101 languages. It’s completely incredible that it found much of anything in there. But there should only be 50, so I asked for examples.

It seems to have included every language it could be. For example the Romanian is the same as the Moldovan, which isn’t officially on there. Czech (official) and Slovak (unofficial) are the same, and so on. So far ChatGPT isn’t wrong.

The words it lists though, are mostly “Our Father”. That’s the start of the Catalan part, but the 50 languages should say “Give us this day our daily bread”. So is that part wrong? Well I’m not sure.

If you zoom in really close top right it does say “Our father” in several languages, and probably again top left. It seems like not all languages are covered, but I’m not sure. So I asked for full sentences.

It easily finds the large Lord’s Prayer in Catalan.

Then it thinks it finds it in Spanish too, which, well I can’t find it. I think that’s a confabulation.

AND, OpenAI doesn’t allow it to recite the Lord’s Prayer. A censored confabulation. I don’t know why, presumably a blanket ban on religious things. But not in Catalan. It can’t be persuaded to continue.

Finally I ask an easy one, and it has no trouble picking out Gaudi’s initials which will become the door handles.

Confabulation, censorship, and mastery of 101 languages. All the wow.


I’ve been a software engineer for decades, I have a Masters in Artificial Intelligence, and still the things ChatGPT can do completely blow me away. The behavior is emergent. No amount of understanding it’s internals come close to explaining it. What a time to be alive.

I often end my posts with music, so I hired a professional musician used Suno to create an offical song. Sit on the porch, crack open a cold beer, and enjoy Software and Society.