Oh yes, sketcher-woman who also has my heart, loving the history and trying to catch it as it disappears for what? Crapity-crap-crap, usually (the last is my editorial, not hers.) Follow her, she is great!
It’s becoming more and more common: someone will email me telling me about an interesting sign in San Jose that I haven’t sketched. I’ll go out to sketch it only to find something quite different from what was described to me.
Just a couple of weeks ago, I added this sign for the Bold Knight (photo by Dave on flickr) to my list. But when I went there today, I found a huge green tarp around the perimeter of the lot, meaning something was being demolished. And this. A big hole where the quite-flamboyant lettering should have been.
I wonder how long it will be before the sign is gone. Glad I got there, even if it was a bit late. So many hidden and almost forgotten landmarks in the city, so many stories, all disappearing quicker than I can get to them…