Entries from Fun in the Bun tagged with 'neon'

Like Nu

Some scans of photos I took while visiting Dallas in March 1995. I wonder how many of these signs are still around? A quick internet search for some of the business names failed to find much. Most of these...


West Chicago Avenue

A short bike tour along Chicago Avenue to photograph the old signs there. I like the lettering of the Cafe Central sign. Some fun details of hand painted signs and murals along the street. A cat dances on a...


Standee's Closing

After 60 years, local landmark Standee's Coffee Shop closed its doors today. A Chicago Tribune article reports that the property owners intend to replace the diner with a "casual" restaurant serving "organic" food. Another article in the Lake Effect...


Forgotten Neon

Forgotten Chicago takes a look at some beautiful neon signs in the Chicago area....


Salon of Beauty

Some photos from a recent bike trip looping west and north toward Lincoln Avenue: Abandoned Dairy Bar. This one's not just closed for the season. Clementi Printing features a beaming advertising character. Renee's sign surely is a thing of beauty....


Chicago Neon Signs

On a recent neighborhood art walk I visited the studio of photographer Dan Zamudio and got a chance to see his photographs of Chicago neon signs. The photos are taken with a plastic Diana camera, which induces a bit...


Furniture Row

Some photos of the signs on the many furniture stores along Milwaukee Avenue: Central Furniture has a nice old neon sign out front and lots of quaintly weathered hand painted signs above covering over the windows of the storage rooms...


Only Photos

Some memorable signs of Chicago that are no longer there. The tiny Angkor Wat Market The Gas For Less sign was a great sight on Lincoln Ave. I never saw it lit up, but I imagine those chasing arrows must...


Chicago Coffee Shops

Chicago is not known for its coffee shops, either of the Seattle cappuccino type or of the Los Angeles diner type. But there are a few of the latter kind scattered around the city. Manny's Coffee Shop, near Maxwell Street...


Neon

Far East Kitchen, Hyde Park Meyer Delicatessen in Lincoln Square. Recently closed....


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