Friday, May 20, 2011

Roadside Vernacular

A hot dog stand that's inside a giant hot dog, a hat store inside a giant hat, a tamale stand inside a gaint pug. Ok, so not all of these buildings are in the image of what they sell, but they all capture the uniqueness of mid century California all the same. While New England has its old world colonial charm, it lacks the Americana of the the west and midwest. About has kitschy as it seems to get around here is along Route 1. For a short time out west kitschy reigned supreme and some of the most unique and American store fronts were created. Although most are long gone and very unlikely to return, I'll take a building in the shape of a pig over a concrete cube strip mall any day.

Images from here

1 comment:

  1. i wish i could live in a house that was in the shape of a piggy! new england lacks these kinds of places