Tag: Sign

  • Platform 2

    Platform 2

    This is the platform sign from Minehead railway station, and this brings our short train journey to a close.

  • Calico Ghost Town

    Calico Ghost Town

    As a former silver mining town, Calico now stands as a ghost town / museum. Founded in 1881, and almost completely abandoned by 1907, this hot, desert location once had a population of 3,500 all trying to find their fortune in silver. It has spent almost twice as much time as a museum / park…

  • Texaco Sign

    Texaco Sign

    Texaco started life in 1902 as the Texas Fuel Company, and whilst the current logo for Texaco has a white star with a red background, this one (found on what was Route 66) has a red star and green T shape which dates it to around 1913.

  • Viva Vegas

    Viva Vegas

    All the glitz, all the glamour, all the… lightbulbs? Las Vegas is a truly surreal and fascinating place. Perhaps I’ll get to go back one day? I feel like I barely got to scratch the surface when I was last there.

  • Johnny Rockets

    Johnny Rockets

    Despite looking for all the world like a 1950s American diner, this burger chain was actually founded in the mid-1980s. What did this image teach me? Iconography – the interpretation of images and meanings is a fascinating subject, not just when applied to works of traditional art. It’s good for signage as well, I mean…



    Another canal side sign (following on from this post, a few days ago)… What did this image teach me? I should probably start taking more photos of signage – it can be fascinating.

  • The Water’s Edge

    The Water’s Edge

    This building can be found on the edge of the canal in Birmingham, and forms part of Brindleyplace – a set of buildings named after James Brindley, the famous canal engineer. What did this image teach me? James Brindley built over 365 miles of canal in his life time (that’s almost a tenth of the…

  • The Spread Eagle

    The Spread Eagle

    If you visit Stourhead National Trust house and gardens, you may find yourself having a bit to eat at The Spread Eagle Inn. What did these images teach me? The first known usage of the phrase “spread eagle” dates from 1550, and means exactly what it says – the depiction of an eagle with wings…