Day 6: All Over Idaho

I’m afraid, my dutiful readers, that I’ve fallen further behind.  I took the night off from blogging & Flickr-ing last night to visit a Flickr friend in Nampa.  But I WILL catch up eventually.  It’s now Day 9 here in reality and the dogs and I have landed in West Wendover, NV for the night.  I wrapped up the shooting in Idaho today.  I had crappy weather from start to finish — so it’s refreshing working on this batch of photos with all the gorgeous skies and lighting.

Let’s start this post with another Sweet’s Chocolate ghost sign — this one in Pocatello:

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Here are several signs from Blackfoot:

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Those bulbs around the side of the sign seem more concentrated than most.  I’m betting that they were lit sequentially — which must have been mesmerizing:

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I’ve shot lots of these angled sign poles in the past few days — this one is extreme.  Love the flags, too:

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From Shelley:

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Moving on to Idaho Falls which has lots of great signs and buildings.  I don’t know what motel this advertised for originally:

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I believe this stove sign is modern.  It’s at Rocky Mountain Supply:

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Wonderful:

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A former Woolworth department store and Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge:

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A blasphemous treatment of this Art Deco beauty.  I’ll spare you what the ground floor looks like:

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A detail of the building:

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We’re still in Idaho Falls.  I’ve never seen criss-crossy neon like this before:

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This sign advertised for Blue Glaze Coal:

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I’m assuming this sign was placed just down the road by the owner of the Stinker gas station which has a vintage skunk sign:

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The other side of the sign:

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From St. Anthony:

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From Ashton:

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A Masonic sign from Atomic City:

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Another painted ghost sign — this one from Mackay:

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Two more photos from Mackay:

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The last shot from today is from the Y-Inn Cafe in Challis:

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I’m hoping for sun tomorrow here in Nevada — but if not, I’ll hunker down and bang out some overdue posts.

Take care,

dj & the dogs

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