Wednesday, October 21, 2015

A Ghostly Sign

I was lined up for a film at the TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) when I spotted the ghost sign for Southam Press up on the side of what had been its headquarters since 1909. They are no longer there and the building has had extensive renovations to provide space for offices and studios in the heart of the Entertainment District.
Taking part in Signs, Signs. Click HERE to see more signs from around the world.

28 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Well spotted Pat, made me laugh when you said you spotted it while waiting in a queue, we're all the same aren't we, always looking for the shot :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Good for you for seeing this. Glad you looked up! (and had your camera)

Karen S. said...

Wonderful that you caught it! I hope you enjoyed your evening there.

llandudnopictures said...

You did well to pick this one out!

Karl Demetz said...

A sign of the past... well seen, Pat !

Sharon Anck said...

I love finding signs like this! Good one!

Marleen said...

Good of you to notice!

Blogoratti said...

Interesting, thanks for sharing.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Such fun to spot these!

Lowell said...

Good job. And I'm glad to know you carry your camera with you at all times!

VP said...

No way they will restore it?

Revrunner said...

The good ol' days when journalism could still be a vocation rather than a hobby.

Sequana said...

What a great ghost sign! I like ghost signs very much! Well seen! Thank you for sharing it with us!

cieldequimper said...

I love finds like this! I sometimes wonder how many people actually still notice these lovely old signs!

Gosia k said...

lovely post

William Kendall said...

I do wonder as others do, how many people would notice it.

Tom said...

This one sure is hard to read, I can make Southern Press, but that all.

Cloudia said...

So glad I get to look through your eye, P!





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Lesley said...

That's a name from the not too distant past, though I had to look it up to see how far back (2000)

Jack said...

Gott have a camera with you, don't you?

The Jays are still alive . . .

Stephanie said...

Good eye on capturing that!

Photo Cache said...

Good find.

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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A great ghost sign! I absolutely love finding them!

s.c said...

Wow, good find. Now a little restauration of this ad.

Saucy Siciliana said...

In 1970 I spent two months at Toronto University on an Intensive Summer Russian course. I loved it! I don't remember any ghost at that time though:)

Andy said...

It is amazing how these signs are visible.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Queues are great opportunities to take careful note of details in the immediate surroundings. It is actually heaven for a photographer. Adore these ghost signs. Good to see that some are preserved.

Luis Gomez said...

Great eye Pat!