April 16, 2010

I came across this sign post in an alley the other day and got all excited. I've periodically seen cool metal street signs that are framed in various design photos and interior design stores, and I've always wondered where they come from. I like the look of them for a few reasons. First, they have a bit of an industrial, urban feel. Second, they tend to be graphics focused, and I have a strong graphic design bent when it comes to interior design and decorating. So, when I saw this sign, I made a mental note to come back with the car and pick it up. But, I found it was heavier than it looked and kind of hard to get into the backseat. Plus, I have no idea how I would've detached the sign from the post. I'm not sure I have any tools that are heavy-duty enough, and most likely I'd injure myself in the process. 🙂

So, I left it there. Maybe someone else will take it, although I doubt it. I don't really see it as a hot commodity. But then, you'd be surprised at what disappears when you leave it in an alley. We've had all kinds of fun leaving unwanted items in alleyways, and then seeing just how fast someone retrieves it. I think the record so far is literally minutes. When that happened, it made me wonder if there are people just hiding out, unseen, watching for something desirable.

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