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Around the world in 100 signs.


An ongoing project with new signs added daily—all photographed by myself, during my 10 years of remote work/live travel around the globe.

Read more about that, here.

I try to include some story or the history behind the sign but there is usually nothing documented so sometimes I let my imagination run wild and make it up.


Follow the project on Instagram @under_rocks_sarah_feeney


🔝 most recent entry.


 

UTAH


We’re at photos 78-82 in the #AroundTheWorldIn100Signs archive and this batch is from other-worldly Utah. 🪐🛸👽

I nipped to #Utah whilst in Colorado for the summer of 2017 (I think).

Most of these photos are from an area that was to be demolished to make way for the railroad.

I spied the motel while returning to the airport and jumped out to photograph it.

As a result, I nearly missed my flight but am happy that I did as the whole area will now be long gone.

(78) No Vacancy at the “Overniter Motel” with a neon-lit suitcase forming the top part of the sign.


(79) Just in case you still didn't know where you were, a couple more neon-lit “Motel” signs, this time on top of the building.



(80) Diamond Lil’s —Abandoned bar and “Red Garter” Dining Room.

Prime Rib Steaks 🥩

Home Maid Ice Cream Bread Pies🍦 🍞 🥧


(81) Painted sign at the @TattonBaird hat shop (more about that, later)


(82) Hand-painted sign at Hippodrome —artist Jeff Decker's studio


Some of these photos feature in my piece “The Great American Road” in Monopod Magazine by @drphilipnewsome

Read about that here

📍Long gone, Utah

 

COLORADO


Signs from #Colorado. Photographed during a road trip in an RV big enough to have taken The Polyphonic Spree on tour.


(71)

Longmont Lamplighter #Motel

📠 Fax Service

☎️ Free Long Distance Calls

📅 The 1960s.

There used to be a man lighting a lamp on top of the sign.

📍Originally in various locations but I *think this is the only one left.

See stories for an original photograph from Roadarch.com






(72)

“Welcome to colourful Colorado”

📍On the #Wyoming/Colorado border



(73)

Low rates at the Great Western Inn

📍Various locations in Colorado



(74)

City Market

Founded by the Prinster family in 1924 and taken over by the Dillons group in 1969.

📍Various locations in Colorado



(75)

Antiques sign

Marks a hut on the side of the road selling random mountain ephemera from the last 100 years.

Of course, it was closed.

📍St. Elmo, CO



(76)

Boulder Friendship Lodge YMCA

I didn’t fancy staying here but why would I when I had the stadium-sized RV?



(77)

(Pete’s) Satire Lounge

Mixed Drinks 🍸

This neon sign has been lighting up Colefax since the 1960s when “Sugie’s” sports bar was transformed into an entertainment venue.

📍1920 E Colefax Ave, CO 80206



 

SALFORD


Is it only in the north that fish and chip shops operate out of residential terraced houses?


(70)

📍Chung’s Chippy

19 Oldfield Road. Salford M5 4NE





ZURICH


This sign is from the home of Dada: Cabaret Voltaire 1916, Zurich.


#Dada was a response to the carnage of the First World War, rejecting Old Europe’s ‘civilised’ values and traditions; its authority, violence, nationalism and #capitalist society.


Instead, Dada was in favour of left-wing politics, nonsense, satire, gobbledegook-poetry words, collage, funny outfits and rollicking good times at performances and happenings around the world.


It all started here.


A new #modernist philosophy, the #avant-garde, the underground, the #artist as theorist, DIY-culture, #anarchy in art and art in anarchy.


#Sign number 69 is now in the #AroundTheWorldin100Signs blog.


📍Cabaret Voltaire

Spiegelgasse 1, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland








 

EAST GERMANY


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