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.
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
Signs from #Colorado. Photographed during a road trip in an RV big enough to have taken The Polyphonic Spree on tour.
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
“Welcome to colourful Colorado”
📍On the #Wyoming/Colorado border
Low rates at the Great Western Inn
📍Various locations in Colorado
Founded by the Prinster family in 1924 and taken over by the Dillons group in 1969.
📍Various locations in Colorado
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
Boulder Friendship Lodge YMCA
I didn’t fancy staying here but why would I when I had the stadium-sized RV?
(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
Is it only in the north that fish and chip shops operate out of residential terraced houses?
19 Oldfield Road. Salford M5 4NE
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.
Spiegelgasse 1, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland