As I mentioned in my recent posts, I visited Los Angeles a couple of weeks ago (my first time there), and took my life into my own hands by braving the city streets on foot (less worried about muggers than drivers).
While I found much of the city surreal (vs Toronto), I was enthralled by the various graffiti and signage that lined places like Melrose Avenue. Here is some of what I saw.
One thing I love about signs is they can say so much more than the words written on them. Whether there is a subtext within the words or it is simply a matter of context, each sign tells a story that you might not see at first glance.
PS I just realized that a lie (li) takes you from “obvious” to “oblivious”…lovin’ me some words today.
Subtle shot at those of us who don’t actually ski? (Whistler, BC)
It may be Canadian, but it definitely has teeth (Toronto)
Upon reflection, I think I’ll eat here (Toronto)
You don’t have to climb those stairs (Toronto)
I would definitely go here just based on the sign alone! (Toronto)
Her decay was obvious to all, but she remained oblivious (Toronto)
Oh my god! Would you please calm down? Can’t you read the signs? Ahhhh!!!! (Toronto)
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