Category Archives: architecture

Urban landscapes • Signs of time

Many of the signs we see in our urban landscape have been with us a long time, through years of weather and technical issues they still perform their jobs. Some tell us their original story, while others tell us what once was. Even without its neon … Continue reading

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Flower Tuesday!

These beautiful Lilies seem to be waving hello as I pass by on a morning walk!

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Musical notes in late winter

There are so many venues for music here in San Diego. One of them is Symphony Hall where you’ll find classical, jazz, movie scores and so many different styles of great music.   A detail in the “French Rococo” style, as … Continue reading

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Stairway at Casa del Prado

“Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.” ~E.B. White    

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Urban interiors: U.S. Grant Hotel

In the 1970s and early 80s the U.S. Grant Hotel the once fabulous hotel was loosing it’s luster. Downtown San Diego was in a slight decline at that point, very different from what it is now, with all the development … Continue reading

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Urban landscapes: diverse signs

Bossier, Louisiana   Lemon Grove, California   Portland, Oregon After all the drama and intrigue of the past few months, I wanted to post something lighter and more diverse. These signs are from three different states in the USA, LA, CA, OR.  

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Uneeda Biscuit, and other Ghost signs

We’ve all seen these mysterious and wonderful signs in our daily landscape. As most of the products and information these signs represented are long gone, one can now see them as a different kind of art, as was their beginning. * Ghost … Continue reading

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