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Photo of Hilltop Steak House sign

A few of my favorite signs

People sometimes ask me about my favorite sign, neon or otherwise. It’s hard to pick just one, but here are a few of my favorites. Twin Donuts   Boston’s Allston-Brighton neighborhood has lost some amazing signs over the years: a giant Coca-Cola sign, a neon Dunkin’ Donuts sign, and the Circle Cinema. Twin Donuts is […]

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Photo of CITGO sign

Introducing Red Nickel Neon

Those of you who know me or have seen my photographs know that I’m a little bit obsessed with vintage neon signs. For the past few years I’ve been photographing them wherever I see them — mostly in and around Boston, but also in Chicago, California, New York City, Reno, and of course Las Vegas. […]

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Photo of Twin Donuts sign in Allston

Doughnut dreams

Lately I’ve been obsessed with doughnuts. Well, not doughnuts exactly, but the sweet neon signs that invite customers inside to taste some sugary goodness. My current fave is Twin Donuts in Union Square. The shop has been a local Allston landmark since the early 1950s and was recently renovated. “The property is a gateway to […]

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Blanchard's neon sign at night

Fighting the good fight

Participating in Allston Open Studios this weekend has made me a little nostalgic.  Sharing my photos of some Allston-Brighton landmarks in their neon glory – Blanchard’s Liquors, Twin Donuts, and the Model Café – has transported me back to my early days in the Allston-Brighton community. I moved to Brighton after college and never left.  […]

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