Friday, December 31, 2010


So for the final post of the year 2010, I present to you a first. In all the years I have been doing this project, I have looked for one thing each holiday season since I have done this: holiday themed neon. Well, finally, 2 days after Christmas I found a home which had as part of their decorating scheme a NEON CHRISTMAS CANDLE! That's right! The home, located on he far north side of Columbus, has a few non-neon Christmas lights up as well, and in one corner window, a small (about 12" high maybe?) blue and red candle neon decoration. Unfortunately, do to the position of the sign, as well as the position of the little old lady who sits on her couch with her curtains drawn wide open, it is hard to shoot, especially with my rather wimpy camera phone. But I was able to get within about ten feet of it and took a pic. Hopefully she keeps her Christmas decorations up through tonight because I will be back in the area tonight and tomorrow as well. The picture I did take was taken on the evening Monday, 12/27. Unless I get back to this house, or I see a surprise tonight while I am out and about, this is my last post of 2010. Hope everyone had a great Christmas and has a VERY happy New Year!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Quaker Steak/Texas Road House

A few establishment interiors for you. Both have extensive neon signage on their exteriors, but they also have some cool neon going on inside. I have shots of Quaker Steak's exterior taken a couple years ago, and one of the several TRH locations done a while back as well. The Texas Roadhouse shots were taken from the E. Main Street location on Fri. 11/19 and the Quaker Steak pics were taken the afternoon of Fri. 12/3. We discovered they have a lunch buffet including all you can eat wings (with a couple main dishes, salad, desert, etc) for $8.99. Good deal.

Texas Roadhouse

Quaker Steak & Lube. Hot, hot, hot! And I love that football helmet! and of course the Route 66 sign.