The Elephant Super Car Wash was first established in 1951. The rotating Elephant sign is a very well known landmark to the residents of Seattle and lights up in beautiful bright neon colors at night. Seeing a car wash service in the middle of Seattle took me by surprise with the reputation they have for […]
Most people who visit Seattle don’t realize that The Pike Place Market is more than a century old. The Market first opened for business on August 17, 1907 and is one of the main draws in the beautiful Emerald City. If you love fish, Pike Place Fish is the place to go. The original Starbucks […]
Walking down 5th avenue in Seattle is a lot of fun with all the cool mom and pop shops, cafes, and restaurants. If you’re feeling courageous you can take a glass blowing class at the Seattle Glass Blowing Studio, or grab a bite to eat at the Opaline Bakery next door and watch the glass […]
Broadway street in San Francisco is known for all of it’s colorful neon lights that illuminate the street at night. While wandering around one fine evening, I discovered that the gentleman’s clubs lining the street have especially interesting neon signage.
The Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino currently occupies what used to be the Aladdin. The Aladdin was imploded in 1998 and reopened in 2000, but due to financial hardships, the resort was sold during bankruptcy to Planet Hollywood and Starwood Hotels. Interestingly enough, the Planet Hollywood restaurant resides across the street at Caesars Palace, who […]
The Cozy Cone Motel is one of Disney’s latest additions to the new Cars Land that opened in summer 2012. Each cone at the Cozy Cone Motel serves up different snacks and drinks, such as churro bites, pop corn, and soft serve ice cream. At night, the neon Cozy Cone Motel sign lights up in […]
With the recent success of the Cars movie, Disney sought to bring Radiator Springs to life inside of its California Adventure theme park. Flo’s V8 Cafe is one of the latest dining additions within the new Cars Land, which opened on June 15th, 2012. During the day, Cars Land simulates a drive through Route 66 […]
DivBar is a small smokehouse barbeque restaurant right on Pacific Coast Highway in Newport Beach, California. I drive this place all the time when I shoot photos in Corona Del Mar but I’ve never actually stopped in to grab a drink or try their food. In my experience, it’s typically the small hole in the […]
The first Joe’s Crab Shack opened for business in Houston, Texas in 1991. The restaurant chain now has over 130 locations throughout the United States. This particular sign I photographed was at the Newport Beach location in California.
The original Ruby’s Diner resides at the end of the Balboa Pier in Newport Beach in what had originally been a bait shop. The owners sold the city of Newport Beach on the idea of converting the shop into a diner. The 1940’s style diner first opened for business 30 years ago on December 7th, […]