That’s me and my pal Ravi making a run for it as Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds prepare to peck us to death outside the actual schoolhouse where the film was shot in Bodega, California. The birds are courtesy of the #distressedfx app. #thebirds #alfredhitchcock #bodega #bodegabay

That’s me and my pal Ravi making a run for it as Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds prepare to peck us to death outside the actual schoolhouse where the film was shot in Bodega, California. The birds are courtesy of the #distressedfx app. #thebirds #alfredhitchcock #bodega #bodegabay

A vintage Denny’s restaurant catches your eye right off the 101 in Santa Rosa, California. #dennys #googie #midcentury #signswithspires #signgeeks #signporn #signjunkies #roadsideamerica #rous_roadsigns #retrologist #1960s #santarosa #sonoma #oldsigns #retrosigns

A vintage Denny’s restaurant catches your eye right off the 101 in Santa Rosa, California. #dennys #googie #midcentury #signswithspires #signgeeks #signporn #signjunkies #roadsideamerica #rous_roadsigns #retrologist #1960s #santarosa #sonoma #oldsigns #retrosigns

Jack in the Box restaurants with the old 1980s logo (dropped in 2009) are becoming harder to find. This restaurant remains untouched in Vallejo, California, complete with old-school shingle roof. #jackinthebox #signgeeks #oldsigns #retail #roadsideamerica #rous_roadsigns #fastfood

Jack in the Box restaurants with the old 1980s logo (dropped in 2009) are becoming harder to find. This restaurant remains untouched in Vallejo, California, complete with old-school shingle roof. #jackinthebox #signgeeks #oldsigns #retail #roadsideamerica #rous_roadsigns #fastfood

Oscars is a terrific #midcentury building in Berkeley. The vintage sign is a colorful period piece and the building is an elegant concrete pavilion with arched windows and white globe lighting, set off with a band of brick at the base. It’s suave and stylish considering what it’s purveying. Oh and yummy BTW! This is the second sign I’ve seen on this trip advertising quarter pounders! #signgeeks #vintagesigns #oldsigns #roadsideamerica #rous_roadsigns #berkeley #architecture #americana #roadeats #igerssf #burgers

Oscars is a terrific #midcentury building in Berkeley. The vintage sign is a colorful period piece and the building is an elegant concrete pavilion with arched windows and white globe lighting, set off with a band of brick at the base. It’s suave and stylish considering what it’s purveying. Oh and yummy BTW! This is the second sign I’ve seen on this trip advertising quarter pounders! #signgeeks #vintagesigns #oldsigns #roadsideamerica #rous_roadsigns #berkeley #architecture #americana #roadeats #igerssf #burgers

The food is tasty, I’m sure, but the sign is the most delicious thing I’ve seen in the Bay Area so far. Absolutely epic and hiding in the Dimond section of Oakland. #signgeeks #rous_roadsigns #retrologist #roadtrip #roadsideamerica #americana #oldsigns #oldschool #oakland #dimond #giantburgers

The food is tasty, I’m sure, but the sign is the most delicious thing I’ve seen in the Bay Area so far. Absolutely epic and hiding in the Dimond section of Oakland. #signgeeks #rous_roadsigns #retrologist #roadtrip #roadsideamerica #americana #oldsigns #oldschool #oakland #dimond #giantburgers

This defunct Newberry was part of the long-vanished five-and-dime chain, which existed along with other notable names such as Woolworth. This Newberry, in uptown Oakland, almost became an Urban Outfitters. Over at The Retrologist, I wrote about another California Newberry, in Downtown LA. Google Retrologist and Newberry. #oakland #newberry #signgeeks #oldsigns #storefronts #americana #vanished #roadsideamerica #rous_roadsigns

This defunct Newberry was part of the long-vanished five-and-dime chain, which existed along with other notable names such as Woolworth. This Newberry, in uptown Oakland, almost became an Urban Outfitters. Over at The Retrologist, I wrote about another California Newberry, in Downtown LA. Google Retrologist and Newberry. #oakland #newberry #signgeeks #oldsigns #storefronts #americana #vanished #roadsideamerica #rous_roadsigns

It may run under the tech capital of the U.S., but the BART does a good job of keeping residents of San Francisco connected with old pay phones. Here’s a plus: These still feature the classic 1969 Bell System logo, one of my favorite symbols, designed by Saul Bass. #payphones #payphoneography #bart #sf #sanfrancisco #relics #urbex #bellsystem #reachoutandtouchsomeone

It may run under the tech capital of the U.S., but the BART does a good job of keeping residents of San Francisco connected with old pay phones. Here’s a plus: These still feature the classic 1969 Bell System logo, one of my favorite symbols, designed by Saul Bass. #payphones #payphoneography #bart #sf #sanfrancisco #relics #urbex #bellsystem #reachoutandtouchsomeone

An abandoned old SRO takes the name of the San Francisco Chronicle across the street. And that’s most assuredly where the similarities end. The rusty relic of the Chronicle Hotel is as good an indication as any of how rapidly trendy SOMA has transformed in recent years. #sfchronicle #signgeeks #signfixation #rous_roadsigns #roadsideamerica #jj_abandoned #jj_delightfully_deteriorating #urbex #oldsigns #retrosigns #retrologist #retro #unitedstatesofdecay #soma

An abandoned old SRO takes the name of the San Francisco Chronicle across the street. And that’s most assuredly where the similarities end. The rusty relic of the Chronicle Hotel is as good an indication as any of how rapidly trendy SOMA has transformed in recent years. #sfchronicle #signgeeks #signfixation #rous_roadsigns #roadsideamerica #jj_abandoned #jj_delightfully_deteriorating #urbex #oldsigns #retrosigns #retrologist #retro #unitedstatesofdecay #soma

For the #signgeek, San Francisco is a treasure trove of vintage signage. “Privilege signs” like this one are numerous, the sort that were provided by a brand free of charge to a store in exchange for excellent and continuous promotion. Keep an eye here for more finds. #signgeeks #sanfran #architecture #skyscrapers #oldsigns #retrosigns #retrologist #pepsi #pepsisign #rous_roadsigns #americana #roadsideamerica #sanfrancisco

For the #signgeek, San Francisco is a treasure trove of vintage signage. “Privilege signs” like this one are numerous, the sort that were provided by a brand free of charge to a store in exchange for excellent and continuous promotion. Keep an eye here for more finds. #signgeeks #sanfran #architecture #skyscrapers #oldsigns #retrosigns #retrologist #pepsi #pepsisign #rous_roadsigns #americana #roadsideamerica #sanfrancisco

Today in San Francisco, a special tribute marks the 108th anniversary of the 1906 earthquake. #earthquake #memorial #1906earthquake #sf #sanfran #sanfrancisco #todayinhistory

Today in San Francisco, a special tribute marks the 108th anniversary of the 1906 earthquake. #earthquake #memorial #1906earthquake #sf #sanfran #sanfrancisco #todayinhistory