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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Lots of ghost signs


Inspire Me Thursday has an intriguing theme this week: ghost. While some will understandably think of the paranormal, not me ... I think of ghost signs. I love ghost signs -- the faded advertisements and signage of days gone by, spotted on the sides of old buildings. They are very hard to find here in Toronto, but when travelling in the U.S. I spot them frequently. Above are just some of the ones I found on our trip to Pittsburgh last year; the photos used above can all be found in my Pennsylvania set of images, where they are mostly in colour or sepia-toned. But for the above grouping, I went with a black-and-white theme. I really must do more non-colour work; it's so challenging.

I just realized the theme for Photo Theme for Thursday is buildings; how appropriate ... my montage, above, fits that theme too!

6 comments:

ELK said...

hi Lennie ~I have enjoyed looking at your space here and am here from IMT..
the signs are fascinating and they are everywhere...nice interpretation of "ghost"
....
ELK

prkl said...

That's great. And bw works great on it. Very well done! Happy TC!

Pascale said...

Very nice set!

jean benabou said...

I love those signs too....

Amanda Guthrie said...

It fits it nicely, love the black and white, I live in Pittsburgh for a time and you have captured it well.

page175 said...

Love your interpretation of the theme. very nice!

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