I have a thing for vintage signs. I had driven past this dilapidated building several times, always noting to come back someday to photograph its broken neon sign. On a recent cloudy morning after school drop-off, I did just that. If you follow the Flotsam of the Mind Facebook page, you may have seen a companion photo of the other end of this building.
I was shocked to see that a laundry business is still operating inside. This building looks like it's been abandoned for some time.
I chose to edit this photo in black and white because I thought it better fit the age of the building, sign, and typography. To me, this photo could have been taken decades ago.
If you too have a thing for vintage signs, be sure to browse Marc Shur Photography. Much of his website is devoted to signs, and I love that he's broken down his photo galleries into Bowling Alley Signs, Hotel & Motel Signs, Liquor & Bar Sign, and the like.
What do you think? Do you see the beauty in the old, or do you only see old?