Tuesday, February 19, 2008

cuppa trickling away


cuppa trickling away, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

There are not many of these paintings left downtown these days.

They were old when I was a kid and that was 25 years ago.
I liked them even then.

This one is for Nabob tea and coffee and is painted on the brick wall of a building that was built in 1911.

Even though they are advertisements, I wish that they could be repainted, fresh and bright, a reminder of our past.

I don't know if that will happen, although I am thinking about checking with the city - until then I am going to try and take pictures of as many of them as possible - in case they are left to flake away.

eos 30d/f5.6/-0.33 exp. bias/260mm/iso 100

5 comments:

Ampersand said...

the colors and textures in this shot are very nice. I could gaze at it for a long, long time.

concretegodmother said...

what ampersand said. the photo is both warm and heart-warming. i love these brick wall paintings, too.

Yankee, Transferred said...

As you know, I am fond of things painted on walls. This is a terrific picture.

ipm said...

ahh tea...

love your shots! you really have an expressive eye...

Scrivener said...

Ever been here?

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