Thursday, July 6, 2006

Urban Vernacular

Los Angeles is well-known for its eccentric, vernacular architecture. Diners shaped like dogs, gas stations fashioned after airplanes, office buildings in the form of lemons...

Vernacular permeates all aspects of everyday life, as illustrated by this shoe repair 'fleet' captured on Santa Monica boulevard.
photo LA Frog

4 comments:

Dan O'Donnell said...

There were also diners shaped as a donut, and another as a hot dog. It was a cool whimsy in LA that was frequently held up by other parts of the country (especially snooty New Yorkers) as proof that LA was too whacky to be a serious city. (I think NY was jealous and took itself way too seriously.)

I.oana said...

It was really nice browsing through your blog and reading your recent posts. I love life and I like learning as much as possible about it, even from others' experience. I am an artist and I would truly appreciate it if you gave me your opinion about my creatsions. Thank you

The Laughorist said...

I'm a New Yawk kinda guy but I really like the look-feel-Proustian-smell of votre blog.
Je m'appelle L'Aughoriste.
(One more day left to enter the E Pluribus Unum New Americaine Motto Contest!)

LA Frog said...

Thank you all! I'm still a débutante feeling my way & all comments are welcome! Glad you enjoy my ramblings :)