OK — last batch from this Labor Day Weekend trip. All the photos are from San Francisco. Heavy on signs — because I know that’s why you’re here! It’s about time I subjected you to some doggie pix — maybe on the next roadtrip.
Let’s let them roll in slideshow fashion — no text really needed here:
Another red one to go with the trio from my last post:
Nice to see this former Fotomat being repurposed. I don’t see the planter detail at either end so I suspect just the booth & roof were transplanted here. For comparison, this blog post shows lots of examples of these buildings which show the planters fore and aft:
Here’s a nice oldie with a tin border. The name is obviously missing from the top. But I believe this has always been the Casa Loma Hotel. The sign’s been cleaned up in recent years. In 2007, it was looking pretty shabby:
The Mayes Oyster House was established in 1867. The sign has looked the same (except for all that steel crap around it) since at least 1953:
It is lovely at night as well:
Two incredible signs at this place — in very rare black & white:
This peach colored paint is probably not original — but it still looks nice. Those heels hanging on the wire give you a sense of scale (wink).
A trio of greatness packed in on the same corner. I left some of those pretty windows in for scale. Maybe 50 feet tall?
A break from all that neon — comedy & tragedy. I don’t know if this building was ever a theatre:
Two more signs to close out this batch and trip:
Another ridiculously gargantuan sign:
I still have lots of San Francisco and East Bay (Oakland, Berkeley, etc.) to shoot on another trip. I don’t know when that will be just yet. I’ll be making an L.A. area trip in a couple of weeks — so I’ll be back with more goodies soon enough.
In the meantime, I’ve got loads of photos from this trip over at Flickr (different from the ones posted here):
And if you’ve got more time to kill, there’s always my website: