Tuesday, September 22, 2009

No Vacancy (265/365)

2009 09 22 IMG_0185 
Norman Bates: “Oh, we have 12 vacancies. 12 cabins, 12 vacancies.”

Psycho (Anthony Perkins-actor, Joseph Stefano-screenplay, Robert Bloch-novel, Alfred Hitchcock-director, 1960)

TIME:  7:58 PM
PLACE:  S. Belt West
SUBJECT:  Terrace Motel Sign

It is dark now when we drive home from cheerleading practice.  On the way, we pass the Terrace Motel & Apartments.  It has a great vintage neon sign.  As I wasn’t happy with the cloud pictures I took earlier in the day, I stopped and snapped some of the glowing neon.  The word “M-O-T-E-L” is stacked vertically to the left with a star at the top above the “M”, unfortunately, that portion of the neon is not lit.   

8 comments:

Dot O said...

Cool photo! So, is that what he said in that movie? I don't recall ever having seen the entire film...

I love how you use quotes with your pictures.

Oz Girl said...

Great night shot, love the old-time neon. :)

Christina said...

Love the vintage neon signs! Great photo!

Mari said...

Nice shot of the Neon sign. I love the old feeling of it!

Sujomi said...

Dot O - Yep, he said that in the original and in the remake.

Oz Girl - I'm feeling an urge to capture all the old neon around town.

Christina - Glad you like it, I'll take more!

Sujomi said...

Mari - I wish the whole thing was lit, it would have been so cool.

bentonflocke said...

cool sign love the bright colors!

Sujomi said...

bentonflocke - It is even more colorful in real life.