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.

TV!

Two horsemen.

Color Swatches

Nine and a half headless clothehorsewomen.

Bonanza

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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