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Sign of Steinway neon sign

Landmarks of light

It started pretty casually, probably when I made a refrigerator magnet from one of my photos of Kenmore Square’s Citgo sign. But something clicked, and I’ve been taking photos of Boston-area vintage commercial signs for the past few years. Now I’m pleased to say that 18 of my images are currently hanging at Athan’s Cafe […]

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Stylized photo of the Circle Cinemas sign

Saving the Circle

So it doesn’t have the art deco glamour of the Coolidge Corner Theater and its latter years as a multiplex were a little forlorn. But the Circle Cinemas, which overlooked Boston’s Cleveland Circle neighborhood since 1940, will soon fall to the wrecking ball, and a little piece of Boston’s entertainment history will be lost. It […]

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Photo showing neon sign at Saenger Theater in Biloxi (MS)

Biloxi bling

My day job often takes me to new places — I’m a public transportation researcher and policy analyst — and I was in Biloxi, Mississippi, for conference about transit technology a couple of weeks ago. In between meetings I had a chance to check out the city’s fledgling arts district, and had two destinations on […]

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