I was going through my media storage the other day, and came across this shot from a trip to New Orleans a couple years ago. I never got around to putting this one out, so here it is finally. It must have been quite a sign when it worked, and this was definitely the more preserved side of the sign. Only a few neon tubes remain and the paint has long since faded, but from top to bottom it reads, “Union Foreign American Parts”. Sounds like an identity crisis, or they were just trying to appeal to everyone.
For this week’s Daily Post Challenge of Atop, I have a photo from my trip to New Orleans a couple months ago. The Robert E. Lee Monument is a massive column with a small (by comparison) statue of General Lee atop.
Although this monument is on the National Register of Historic Places, there is a real possibility of it being taken down. In an effort to rid America of all things associated with the South, this statue has been involved in court cases during the last couple years. Will this eradicate racism? No. What can be put up in its place that will not offend people now or in another hundred years? Perhaps a Big Mac and an order of fries?
“Holy beignets and po’ boys, Batman – this place does exist!”
While in New Orleans not too long ago, I came across this building. Gotham Industries. The sun was down, the sky was getting stormy, and the only thing missing for a movie setting was the bat signal in the sky.
For this week’s Daily Post Challenge: Names