A common surprise

It’s becoming more and more common: someone will email me telling me about an interesting sign in San Jose that I haven’t sketched. I’ll go out to sketch it only to find something quite different from what was described to me.

Just a couple of weeks ago, I added this sign for the Bold Knight (photo by Dave on flickr) to my list. But when I went there today, I found a huge green tarp around the perimeter of the lot, meaning something was being demolished. And this. A big hole where the quite-flamboyant lettering should have been.

bold_knight_blinding

bold_knight_vintage_sign

I wonder how long it will be before the sign is gone. Glad I got there, even if it was a bit late. So many hidden and almost forgotten landmarks in the city, so many stories, all disappearing quicker than I can get to them…

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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3 Responses to A common surprise

  1. Reblogged this on D.Katie Powell Art and commented:
    Oh yes, sketcher-woman who also has my heart, loving the history and trying to catch it as it disappears for what? Crapity-crap-crap, usually (the last is my editorial, not hers.) Follow her, she is great!

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  2. The landmarks in a city can change so quick… in my city it is the same, sometimes the change is for good, sometimes not… so good you captured the scene before it is gone

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  3. beautiful did YOU really draw that. That is so impressive mind if I put it on my blog?

    Taelynn Davis

    On Wed, Apr 6, 2016 at 3:52 AM, Sketch Away: Travels with my sketchbook wrote:

    > Suhita Shirodkar posted: “It’s becoming more and more common: someone will > email me telling me about an interesting sign in San Jose that I haven’t > sketched. I’ll go out to sketch it only to find something quite different > from what was described to me. Just a couple of weeks ago,” >

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