More from L.A. (Day 1)

I wish I had good news to share about the job situation.  Soon.  Maybe.  I decided to make the most of this Thanksgiving holiday weekend situation and spend a few days taking photos in the L.A. area.  I’ve been so frugal for the past month that I think I’m entitled to blow some money on gas.

This one fell through the cracks from the last blog post.  I might as well add it to this batch.  From Sun Valley:

 

Ladin’s is a two-fer in Canoga Park:

 

If you’ve spent any amount of time in the L.A. area — you’ll know from these clues alone that this is a car wash.  This is the Mission Car Wash in San Fernando.  For lots of other examples, I’ve got a page here:
http://www.agilitynut.com/modarch/carwash.html

 

Wild sculptured trees in Montrose:

Also Montrose:

 

The former Piller’s Clothing Store in Eagle Rock:

The building was adapted by RennArts — the Renaissance Arts Academy charter school:

Across the street from Piller’s:

Also Eagle Rock:

 

I was thinking this must have been some deco/modern department store in Pasadena.  But everything online says this was built for Ross and fairly recently:

 

Roses blooming — all over the place — in late November — not something I’m used to!

 

A couple of next-door-neighbor signs in Pasadena:

This was the shady side — the sunny side has far less neon and you couldn’t make out the Reddy Kilowatt figure:

 

Still in Pasadena:

 

From San Gabriel — a former Lodge Coffee Shop?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/14696209@N02/6160010426/

 

Another from San Gabriel.  Does anybody know what business name (or shopping center name) was perched on top of this giant steel base?

 

The last one for the night — from Monrovia.  From the bright yellow porcelain enamel at the top of the sign, we can assume the entire boomerang arrow was that color originally:

More tomorrow night…  very tired driver & dogs tonight.

 

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