Wednesday, July 18, 2012

My Florist Sign in Phoenix


Just about the sign

There's some controversy about this sign in Phoenix, but this post isn't about all that. Vanishing Phoenix has more info if you're interested in the details. It's about the sign as a sign. Like the first time I saw the Tovrea mansion wedding cake lit up at night when I landed at Sky Harbor, or the pre-cast concrete Biltmore blocks, this sign for me is one of a few remarkable, memorable, and distinct markers of "Phoenix". Is anyone putting up anything comparable, anything which is both visually remarkable and a distinctive marker of Phoenix? I'm hard-pressed to think of anything on a similar scale and visibility. With that thought, I rode my bicycle over to get a picture for myself, and I'm pleased: My Florist Phoenix.


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  1. Reminds me of place here called Violet's.

    Alas, it's been gone for a while.
    It's all vanishing.

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    1. ..and I'm OK with transitions, if they are worthy or better than what was there before, but what we're getting instead is not worthy or better.

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  2. Gosh, I hope it doesn't get removed. Lovely colours against the sky.

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  3. Well...I think a lot of the murals are visually remarkable and distinctive markers of Phoenix...some of the El Macs, Breeze's Phoenix Rising, Lalo Cota's stuff...but I am partial to the murals. I don't know how long they will survive, though. And I really hope this sign stays.

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    1. They are definitely local character, and very worthy. I'm not aware of any that get a lot of eyeballs on them every day, though, either from the air (freeway interchange art perhaps?) or along major thoroughfares.

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  4. I really like that sign and it appears to be my favourite colour too....

    -Trevor

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    1. Well then, fields of lavender, you should be riding through.

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