Thursday, October 29, 2015

[used to be] Hat shop

This used to be Lits hat shop, advertising its trimming for free.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

The most useless pockets

I could rant for days on the clothing industry as experienced by women.  In particular, too many pants come with no pockets or useless pockets.  In some kind of cruel twist, clothing makers take away pants pockets then give us pockets in a most useless place: the front of shirts.

Boob pockets
I call these "boob pockets" because they're almost always awkwardly placed where there are too many curves to be useful.
What, exactly, can I put in these pockets?
They're annoying and useless.  My plea to clothing makers: please stop with the boob pockets.
The one-sided boob pocket  Flaps and buttons on the boob pockets  Almost subtle boob pockets

Thursday, October 22, 2015

[used to be] Railroad Markets

While technically still the Reading Terminal Markets, the engraving is "Philadelphia And Reading".  The giant guitar is for the Hard Rock Cafe in the building.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

The way things used to be

I am fascinated by buildings that are engraved with the name or logo of something that used to be there and that are now used for something else.  There are a lot of such buildings in Pittsburgh and cities its age.

I'm starting a series of posts on these buildings.  While it would be far more epic to have the stories behind the buildings and how they progressed through the years, I'll start with the rather easier approach of just posting their pictures.

To get things rolling, here is a picture of "Strawbridge & Clothier" in Philadelphia.  While the main sign is just a shadow, there is an engraved stone emblem with their logo.