Friday, November 21, 2008

Sunset Palace

On Irving between 26th and 27th I spotted this:

The Sunset Palace was not very palatial, in my opinion.

I don't know anything about it. I will check whenever I make that trip to the Main Library to look through old phone books.

It's funny, there are some blue and white tiles right around the edge of the entry to Nomad Cyclery next door. They don't match well with the beige and green tiles. I don't show you a full picture of Nomad's building, but to me they are not similar. However, they were built the same year. The tile is painted over at the "Palace", maybe it was the same as Nomad's.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

12th & Judah

Sometimes it is just too easy. I went to the Cheese Shop at 12th and Irving and walked up to catch the N. While I was waiting I looked down and saw a two-fer:

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Construction Watch

I thought it would be fun to watch and see what goes up here:

I only wish I had taken some pictures earlier when it was gutted. I had no idea the roof and all was coming off.

I like how you can see the pink color that the house on the right used to be painted.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A Mural on Veterans Day

Have you ever noticed this house on 46th Avenue?

I like the clever use of the space for the mural, and have wondered what the significance of the Harry Truman quote is.
"The only thing you don't know is the history you haven't read"

It turns out that the artist who painted the pizza murals at the Pizza Place, Nicole Andrijauskas, was commissioned to do these. Go check out her website: She has done a lot of fun things. Here is the page with the explanation for the project, which was commissioned by the family of a WWII aircraft mechanic.

Apologies for the poor photos. It was a beautiful time of day, but I didn't capture the details very well.

Monday, November 10, 2008


This blog has not be shuttered, it's just that a combination of factors has prevented me from getting out much lately to take new photos.

Have you ever wondered how many styles of shutters there are in the Sunset? Well, I have and I'm starting to keep track of them. They seem to fall into three types: plain, cut-out decoration, and applied decoration.

My favorites are the cut-outs. There are simple shapes:

Fancy cut-outs:

Here are some of the shutters with trim applied: