Sunday, August 12, 2012

Crazy signs - Finney's Cafeteria

A lot has been written about the Dutch Chocolate Shoppe and the Batchelder tiles inside the Finney's Cafeteria building (217 W. 6th Street) that will be restored if all goes according to plan.

In the meantime a MetroPCS dealer in the building has moved from one suite to another and installed an illuminated wall sign. The sign guy they hired ran electrical wire through PVC pipes, and I am fascinated by this resourceful handiwork.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Locked up

Why would anyone play a trumpet on a Saturday morning...protester? Inconsiderate neighbor? In Downtown Los Angeles you can get used to noise at night, but noise in the morning is another story.

Minor squabbles aside, I want to follow up on the mural that went up in the Arts District on the side of the Shojikiya building. This guy Sebastian Walker has redeemed what is otherwise just-ok. Nice statement about the ugly gated doorway.