Friday, May 8, 2009

What is it about chickens?

Or is it just the giggles larger-than-life animals elicit? I listed this photo on Etsy yesterday, and have already sold 3 copies.

OK, it's true, I liked the sign so much that I took a zillion shots of it myself.
It's always nice to see businesses that hang onto their old signs, the ones that have been landmarks for so long. This was taken in Lake George, NY, which for a sign hound like me, certainly ranks right up there. It's been a summer resort for decades, and there are still so many wonderful old places that have hardly changed over time.
Another of my favourites is this one near Wells, Maine.

Once again, big animals. And speaking of Wells, it and neighbouring Old Orchard Beach are both wonderful repositories of old motel and restaurant signs, though every year there are fewer and fewer of the originals. In OOB, this one always makes me smile.

It's just so evocative of another era with its fabulous lines and colours.

1 comment:

  1. great photos!!

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A blog mostly about my photography, my etsy shop, travel, and other assorted addictions and predilections. I've been passionate about photography for just about as long as I can remember, right from that very first 1960s Kodak Brownie around my wrist at Upper Canada Village... A great deal of my adult life has been spent travelling the world for extended periods, always with cameras in tow. My photographic interests run the gamut from intimate portraits to landscapes to ephemera to street life. Although firmly entrenched in the digital age, I have a weakness for film and for old cameras.