Tuesday, March 18, 2014

LOOK TO THE SKIES

Sign atop Jensen's Recreation Center in Echo Park, California. The sign is atop the 3-story building built in 1924 by Henry Jensen. The electric sign, depicting a bowler striking a set of pins, advertised the billiard room and bowling alley that occupied the complex that also housed a drugstore.

Eccentric advertising by the folks behind the Mini Cooper in 2013 featured an automobile used as a standing lamppost outside of the Hollywood/Highland complex on Hollywood Blvd. as part of its "Not Normal" campaign.

Monday, February 24, 2014

LIKE A CIRCLE IN A SPIRAL, LIKE A WHEEL WITHIN A WHEEL

This Denny's Restaurant located on Huntington Drive in Arcadia, Ca. sports a non-functioning windmill atop its angular roof. Built in 1967, it started life as a Van De Kamps restaurant and the windmill actually turned.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

WHAT A DUMP! (Not really, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity)

The Bette Davis Picnic Area
Glendale, Ca
Although I can't think of a single actress who least comes to mind when thinking about a nice picnic outing,  legend has it that The Bette Davis Picnic Area, a part of Griffith Park located near the LA River, was named for the actress because she once owned a home on nearby Rancho Avenue.

Friday, December 27, 2013

WHILE LENIN READ A BOOK ON MARX

Sculpture by the Gao Brothers - "Miss Mao Trying to Poise Herself  at the Top of Lenin's Head" on display on LaBrea Avenue at 4th at the Ace Museum.

HOLLYWOOD SIGNS

The famed Hollywood Sign, atop Mount Lee in the Hollywood Hills
Sign on the Home Depot retail store on Sunset Blvd. near Western in Hollywood, Ca.
Hollywood and Highland 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

EXTINCT NO MORE

Always be yourself...unless you can be a unicorn. Always be a unicorn

 Lovely pink unicorn signage above vintage clothing store, The DogsShow, USA on Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles


Thursday, October 31, 2013

BRIDGE WORK

The New San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge
 
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco