On The Alameda

The Alameda in San Jose is a treasure trove of vintage signs. Like this Towne Theater, a 1920’s era theater which now shows only Indian movies

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Right by the theater is the Hester Tunnel , an underground walking tunnel, also from the 1920s. The tunnel was recently cleaned up and revived by a father-daughter team. Here, the entrance to the tunnel is all decked up for the Fourth of July.
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And this is the Flamingo Motel in the daytime, with it’s pink flamingo neon sign. I need to go back and sketch that flamingo sign in the night when it really stands out in neon pink.
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About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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3 Responses to On The Alameda

  1. I enjoy studying your sketches. The last one I am guessing you went in with paint first before the ink?

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