Friday, February 16, 2007

Real Estate

Realty Executives Cornerstone, Whittier, CA.

I'm not a photographer. I'd think over the six months of reading this blog, many of you may have come to realize this. My camera will take a heck of a crisp picture as far as a basic digital camera goes, but I can not for the life of me manipulate lighting, composition, etc. Christine at eleventwentyseven is a photographer, though. Click here to see her photo of this same sign.

When I was a little girl and Dad used to take me and my sister up to Uptown Whittier to eat my usual basket of popcorn chicken at Rocky Cola and buy a "The Girls are Prettier in Whittier" tee shirt at Melrose Vintage, I used to wish that one day I could buy this old building and reopen it as a really hip clothing store called "Real Estate". Maybe it sounds silly now, but this is one of my all-time favorite old signs.

Of course, it only contains a real estate agency, nothing quite as cool as a great coffee shop. Contents aside, this is a great sign. Wish they'd sell it to me.

Realty Executives Cornerstone
13604 Whittier Blvd.
Whittier, CA 90605


Namowal (Jennifer Bourne) said...

"Not a photographer?" You're too modest, Googiemel. Your photos are cool. Keep them up.

Realty Executives Ron said...

I was suprised to see that you had taken a photo of our sign. The sign origionaly said "Boulevard" along the top and "Carpets" along the vertical portion of the sign. When we bought the building in 1998, we had the sign rebuilt. It turned out great. It shows off our building which contains "simply a Real Estate Office" We are glad that you like our sign, which by the way is not for sale... Sorry.

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TokyoMagic! said...

I just discovered your site and have been enjoying it very much! Was going to let you know that the Real Estate sign was old, but not the lettering and the neon, but someone beat me to it. I do remember years ago when this was Boulevard Carpets.