Hotel Bar and Grill

This sign caught my attention after getting off the train in Hoboken, NJ. 
There are so many little architectural details in Hoboken that are interesting I should go explore more. For the last five years usually I have only gone there after dark to go out to eat, or have been driving through, so I do not have many pictures.


Painted Harlem vs. Unpainted Harlem

I'm not a big fan of painting brick. See the nice raw brick next door? But I did find it interesting that they took care to paint some of the details separately. This is a building they have fixed up on 134th street between Frederick Douglass and Adam Clayton Powell.

Here's the building next door that looks quite similar, but has more neutral colors. They're working on it now. I hope they don't paint the brick and details.


Favorite Architectural Element of All Time

I am going back to Seattle this week, so I have been going through old pictures and have been reminded of the Walrus, which is still my favorite element after all these years!


I Heart Peeling Paint!

...except when it's in my house and it has lead in it.
 This is at Kirigin Cellars along with the barrel-door.


50's Signage

I love old signs, and I saw a bunch in the Central Valley of California last week when I was visiting. I have no proof that this sign is from the 50's, but I think the font and the fading looks like it is from about that time period. It looks a bit art deco-y, which is why it caught my eye.

 This is in Escalon, CA, which is right by Modesto.