danesch.com | Dan Esch's blog | Archive by date Home

By date

2008 (12 posts)

July (1)

May (6)

Apr. (1)

Mar. (1)

Feb. (1)

Jan. (2)

2007 (29 posts)

Dec. (10)

Nov. (4)

Oct. (3)

July (2)

Mar. (3)

Feb. (2)

Jan. (5)

2006 (70 posts)

Oct. (1)

July (6)

June (3)

May (7)

Apr. (14)

Mar. (18)

Feb. (18)

Jan. (3)

2005 (75 posts)

Oct. (3)

Aug. (13)

July (14)

June (7)

May (4)

Apr. (7)

Mar. (10)

Feb. (10)

Jan. (7)

2004 (60 posts)

Dec. (9)

Nov. (5)

Oct. (4)

Sept. (5)

Aug. (1)

July (7)

June (7)

May (11)

Apr. (3)

Mar. (7)

Feb. (1)

2003 (18 posts)

Dec. (2)

Oct. (3)

Sept. (5)

Aug. (6)

July (2)

By category

Blosxom

E-mail Daniel Esch RSS feed
Sunday, April 3, 2005

Photos

Signs of San Jose: Part IV

Cambrian Park Plaza

This sign at Camden and Union looks like it’s had some stylistic updates (the disco font, for instance), but that carousel on the top has got to be pushing 40. In case the sign’s gaiety and whimsy don’t lure you into the shopping center, it’s been given the nearly irresistible power of motion, spinning around like a very sad carnival ride.

When the sign’s magic finally draws you close enough to see the carousel in detail, you’re rewarded with some hideous and disturbing scenes. A monkey rides a bicycle and leers at the woman in front of him, and no wonder — she’s flaunting some ass-hugging pants. And who’s that behind the monkey? Why, it’s a foreign dandy bringing fistfuls of cash to the mall! Excellent!

Cambrian Park Plaza detail