Alright — here’s the final post from this trip.
The Normandie Motel was demolished more than 10 years ago. This sign was saved and restored by The Sign Museum. Here’s a shot of the sign at the “Boneyard” before they restored it:
The sign is now in the median north of the Fremont Experience — as part of the National Scenic Byways Program:
This guy is on Fremont St. at the Downtown Container Park. He’s pretty impressive at night which I didn’t get to see. He throws flames from his antennae:
This mantis is 35 feet long and is installed on the roof of a car. It came from the Burning Man Festival:
Two great signs from the Western Hotel:
Sad but magnificent:
The Peter Pan Motel is long closed but the sign was restored a few years ago. There was a sign there this weekend saying that the motel is being converted into senior apartments:
This sign is reportedly 123 feet tall:
Mesmerizing at night:
One of my fave signs in town:
Last photo for this post. The Ambassador Motel is long gone and this sign was pretty skanky and endangered. Luckily, it was restored & adapted for the Life is Beautiful festival last year:
The dogs and I will be back on the road real soon. June 7 – 22. Two weeks! We’ll be heading to Utah. If things go well, we’ll be making some stops in Idaho as well. I’m not sure how much I’ll be blogging & Flickring during the trip. Maybe I’ll hang on to everything until I get back & fire off daily posts & Flickr uploads like I did for this trip.
Don’t forget — lots of photos from this trip over at Flickr where I post the “purty-er” stuff: