Thursday, September 13, 2018

Glow - Neon Lights

Not too many years ago, the Rose Kennedy Greenway was a bustling highway. Now it's one of the cities best parks, in my opinion. With the highway buried beneath it, the greenway is a fantastic spot to stroll and enjoy the city views.

Often there are rotating public art installations which are pretty awesome. This summer these old neon signs from former local landmarks were on display. Relics from the state's past became art in the modern age!
 The Siesta Motel in Saugus c. 1950s
Bay State Auto Spring in Roxbury c. 1965
 European Resturant in Boston c. 1970s
Flying Yankee Restaurant in Auburn c. 1953
 State Line Potato Chips in Wilbraham c. 1950s
Fontaine's Resutrant in West Roxbury c. 1952
Cycle Center in Natick c. 1956
General Electic Radio in Roxbury c. 1925

Pretty cool to be able to see some pieces of local history, all together!
They really don't make 'em like they used to, that's for sure.


   

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16 thoughts on the matter:

Handmade in Israel said... {Reply}

These are wonderful! Great shots - as always!

Shelbee On The Edge said... {Reply}

Tamar, these are super cool! I really like the cycle center one. What a fabulous walk back in time!

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Bekah said... {Reply}

Oh, wow! What a cool art display!! This is fun.

Meditations in Motion said... {Reply}

I have been to Boston many times, but have never been on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. I will have to look it up next time I go. Great photos of the old neon signs!

Tom said... {Reply}

...WOW, what a collection of neat signs!!!

Mary K.- The Boondocks Blog said... {Reply}

Such a cool display and all that rust only adds to the charm!

Michele Morin said... {Reply}

What a fun blast from the past!

Dara @ Not In Jersey said... {Reply}

How cool! We have an old motel sign in our county museum, but I love the idea of an art display of them!

Gina Kleinworth said... {Reply}

That is VERY cool! Reminds of me of a place called the boneyard in Vegas - which is the neon sign museum - it's neat to see history that way.

Jill Foley said... {Reply}

What a cool art display!

csuhpat1 said... {Reply}

Holy Cow, those are so super cool. I would love to see that. Very nice. Thanks for sharing this. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful weekend.

LA Paylor said... {Reply}

I just love neon sighs, especially old ones!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

That is really cool!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said... {Reply}

Love the neon sign collection - reminds me of my childhood.

Klara S said... {Reply}

Ha, ha, I like this post. Makes me smile.
Thank you for hosting.

Ida said... {Reply}

Those were so cool! You always find the best things to share.