Today’s ride home from work, in four photographs

El Gato Negro

El Gato Negro, one of my favorite bars that I’ve never set foot in.


Two horsemen.

Color Swatches

Nine and a half headless clothehorsewomen.


And a newly discovered bird! I thought my little bird project might have run its course, and I nearly missed this one today since it wasn’t immediately obvious that there is a bird up there at the top of the sign. The hunt continues.

5 Responses to “Today’s ride home from work, in four photographs”

  1. ng says:

    great pictures! especially the headless horsewomen — what colors!

  2. Gene says:

    I just happened across the Bonanza sign today and posted a pic of it for my Oakland signs feature. The clothehorsewomen picture is awesome.

    I also spotted another ‘bird’ just down the block towards BART from Bonanza on the Bingo hall. There’s a flag pole leaning out above the door with an eagle on it.

  3. dc says:

    Gene: I almost took a picture of the Bingo building yesterday too! (“Fruitvale Hall,” right?) I decided the big “for rent or sale” banner would ruin the photo, so I skipped it, but somehow I missed the eagle. That’s a great building—I hope someone buys or rents it and does something interesting with it. It could make a great cultural venue of some sort, especially since it’s only a block from the BART station.

  4. jabel says:

    Cool Picture but i wonder wht Bonanza was before.The sign appears to have had more on it originally unless the owners of the camping/surplus store just used the old name.

  5. Gene says:

    @dc: Yep, that’s the one. I posted it as today’s sign feature for you 🙂

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