Bay Area Trip – Day 1 of 3

Although I’m still working hard adding the photos from June to my website (Arizona and New Mexico done; 3 more long days of Texas to go), I decided to take a break and took a little trip north to the San Francisco area.

Here’s a beauty from Gilroy:

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From Morgan Hill:

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From Santa Cruz — the very faded and crunched Plymouth Court sign:

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Yes, this one’s in San Jose — a radiator shop sign; lit at night and protected by day with plastic covers:

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At Ace Loan in San Jose:

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Shoot it while you can folks — this place is also in San Jose:

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The Charles Motel is soon to be no more.  Check out the cute hideaway motel court car hideaways, tile roof & stucco:

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Soon to look something like this faux modern building — no sign of the sign in the illustration:

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In Palo Alto — these Norge panel signs are even rarer than the Norge Balls.  I’ve been doing a lot of research about the Norge Village chain & signs.  If you’d like to see more or just gawk at the Norge Balls, here’s the page:
http://www.roadarch.com/signs/norge.html

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Last place for this post — Emerald City Liquors in Redwood City:

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Enormous slanty roof, open grid canopy over the door and a baby pylon sticking out of the roof:

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Two more posts coming up later tonight.

dj & the well-traveled dogs

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