Thursday, June 30, 2011

Deconstruction (Demolition) of the Storage House

Demolition of the Storage Building on Abbey

Cleveland is going to widen the Inner Belt Bridge and they are knocking down a series of bulidings in the process.

On this day, I was walking home from the West Side Market, and noticed a crowd of people watching the building coming down. These two guys backed up their car, dropped the tailgate and enjoyed the show.

I guess different people have different ideas about entertainment.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Gary's Modern Furniture

Gary's Furniture Sign

During a recent trip back to Pittsburgh, my mom and I went to breakfast at Pamela's Dinner in a small town called Millvale. Yes, it was right near the mills on the Allegheny River.

After leaving, I noticed this sign. First, I love old signs. This one, I thought was funny because it says "Let Gary Modernize Your Home" on it. Yet, I am sure the sign has not be updated since the 1060/70s area when the store was new.

Love it!

Friday, June 17, 2011

iPad on the Subway

Gentleman using an iPad on the NY subway

For my recent trip to New York, the team was working on a pitch that primarily focused on mobile. We had been extensively discussing how people use mobile devices (phone, iPad, tablets) on a day-to-day basis.

When we jumped on the train on the way to the pitch, I noticed a gentleman sitting there using his iPad. Being the covert photographer that I am, I used my mobile phone and snapped a pic of him.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Franking Street Subway Station

Franklin Street Subway sign in tile

While I was in New York for a pitch, our team got on the subway at the Franklin Street subway station. One of the things I love about NYC is that there are great gems around the corner.

I loved the tile work for the street address in this station and had a second to snap a quick pic.

It reminds me a bit of contemporary versions of the great time street signs in the French Quarter in New Orleans.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Banana at the ATM

Banana sitting on ATM maching

Excuse me sir, would you like a banana with that cash? At least that is what I thought when I saw this banana sitting on the ATM machine in downtown Cleveland.

At first, I couldn't figure out why the heck it would be there. Then, it dawned on me that the Cleveland Marathon had been the weekend before. A runner probably carried the banana with them after the race and just left it there in the post-race mental hysteria.

Or maybe Huntington Bank started a new program where you get a banana with every ATM deposit