Thursday, April 2, 2009

Sepia Scenes/Savannah, Georgia



Advertising on an old building in Savannah, Georgia. I learned something new. They call these ghost signs. Did everyone but me know that??? lol
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44 comments:

Your EG Tour Guide said...

That's a new phrase for me! This part of Savannah is great in sepia, Dot!

Annie said...

New to me too. Very cool phrase. It sure fits.

ewok1993 said...

No I never knew that, but I have learned that bloghopping is some sort of an education.

Jan said...

Nope, I didn't know that. It's good to learn!

kden said...

I love those old buildings. We have several in our downtown and now I might have to pay a visit to take some pictures. Great shot in sepia.

Mojo said...

Never heard that one either. So you weren't the last person on earth to find out.

Great shot!

judi said...

Wow! Classic southern photo!! I miss this , the only thing I don't miss is the Chiggers. New phrase to me also.

Miss. Mavee said...

I didn't know that's what they called them but I love to see the old signs still visible on the sides of buildings.

Revee

ROSIDAH said...

Seems to me that no one here knew about this, either :). Great shot!

Melli said...

I did NOT know that! How did I miss that wall when I was in Savannah?! LOL! I love it! Great sepia!

Cindy said...

I didn't know that.

napaboaniya said...

I'm with you! I'd had no idea those were called ghost signs!
This shot gives me a feel, I'm watching an old movie. Nice in sepia for sure :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hmmmmm---don't think I've heard of that, Dot...Ghost signs, huh????? Interesting...

Great Sepia photo from Savannah.
Hugs,
Betsy

PERBS said...

Niverheard of bayer PILLS -- jsut asprin. Itis a good old ad tho and I like those on buildings like that.

Karen ~Georgia Angel said...

Great photo. I've never heard of "ghost signs" before. BTW... if you live in Georgia, and you are kind, then you are a "Georgia Angel"... :)

JunieRose2005 said...

Hi Dot,

No-I had not heard that before either.

I like the picture-and also the other scenes of Savannah in the other post!

It's a great place to visit!


Junie

AVCr8teur said...

I've never heard of ghost signs, so know I know. Thanks for the education. It's perfect in sepia.

Gallery Juana - ギャラリー ワナ said...

The old, classic buildings and old sign work really well in sepia. nice shot.

Malyss said...

As long as you can read what's written, the signs is working as good advertising. It will become a ghost only when you can't read it anymore.
PS: Divinity attracts me much more than boiled peanuts! :-)))

Robin said...

Nope, I didn't know it either. Whatever they're called, I like them :).

Rambling Round said...

I didn't know that! I guess my town has ghosts other than in its homes and cemeteries! Perhaps we can have a downtown "ghost sign" tour. :)

happyone said...

That's a new one for me though it is very fitting.
Love shots of old buildings.

Kahshe Cottager said...

The detail work on the brick shows up so well in sepia. Love this photo Dot!

Daryl said...

I see from reading the comments I am the only one who knew this.

Building walls here in NYC adorned with these adverts were years later blocked from sight by a taller building/wall ... recently after a building was torn down the original advert on the wall was exposed ...

ilanadavita said...

Lovely shot; it's like travelling back in time.

Tina Leigh said...

Yeah that was a cool sign...I remember it.

Judy said...

I guess you do learn something new every day. It looks great in sepia.

Deb said...

I never knew that either, I love old painted signs on buildings, great sepia shot!

Jew Wishes said...

This is beautiful in sepia. I've seen this sign on my travels through Savannah two years ago.

Lovely tones.

I did know about the "ghost signs".

Tricia said...

I didn't know that, but I did read something about it on a blog once & didn't exactly get what they were saying - but now I know! Thanks Dot! It makes sense now that I know what it means.

imac said...

What a fine Sepia shot.

PJ said...

Oh, aspirin is one of my best friends. I would love to create a scene like this one, it's just perfect.

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Great Sepia Photo!! No I didn't know that either. Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great evening!

Sherrie

DeeMom said...

wow I learned something

Awesome shot

sunnymama said...

I didn't know that phrase. I love this picture. The individual bricks and details are so clear. It's very striking in sepia.

Zaroga said...

I learned the term not long ago. A great picture.

Rose said...

This makes a nice photo for sepia.

fishing guy said...

Dot: A very neat look into the past with the sign.

Dick said...

I didn't know that either but there are a lot of things I don't know, lucky me, lol

Vagabonde said...

Just found your site, you have beautiful pictures of Georgia. I did not know about the ghost signs. I started my blog last week and know very little. I hope I can figure out how to get sepia pictures - yesterday I took some nice pictures at the Historical Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta - some of them would look good in sepia. I have a lot to learn!

Sheila said...

We have a few around town here, but I didn't know that's what they were called.
I kind of like them don't you..?

Patti said...

Never heard of ghost signs, although we do have quite a few of them here on old buildings in Connecticut.

This photo was perfect for sepia!

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Beautiful and no i have never heard that before.Wonder how they arrived at that?

D said...

LOVE your sepia scenes!

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