brave with my camera

the sign factory, Olympus Epic

I was passing by a warehouse last week on Bryant and was taken in by all the street signs inside. A man noticed me peeking in, asked if I needed help, and I bravely requested a tour. It was so cool! {and it turns out he was very flattered to have been asked} Behind the scenes of the guys who make all the signage in San Francisco. An odd little adventure in my day…


Note on Feria Urbana: I will no longer be doing my show at Feria Urbana tomorrow afternoon December 17th! Sadly, I had to cancel…

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  1. Bohemiangirl

    this is fantastic! did you find your street? seeing a purdy girl like you probably made their Christmas!! xxoo

  2. jenn

    i love this story…. when i lived in phoenix i always hoped i’d find a big open warehouse full of street signs so i could find just one sign i liked and take it home with me.

  3. degan

    oh, WONDERFUL! I love it.

  4. jolene

    i love your bravery!
    maybe i’ll request a tour of the chocolate factory down the street….

  5. Lu

    That must have been a great experience.

  6. beeb

    I am amazed at how well organized they are… I work for the town awhile back and our town barn wasn’t even close to looking that nice! :0)
    Oh, I hope you don’t mind your feed here:

  7. kristine

    That’s hecka cool!

  8. Jason

    This is even better than the place where fortune cookies are born. Great photos, too.

  9. nancy

    this is my favorite kind of day..when serendipity brings you to rabbit hole…I’m glad you had the courage & the spirit to wander in..

  10. nancy

    this is my favorite kind of day..when serendipity brings you to rabbit hole…I’m glad you had the courage & the spirit to wander in..

  11. Jennifer

    Oddly enough, I was just thinking today of all the great little adventures that are just so close to where we live. Kind of fun to find one and take advantage of it!! Way to go girl!

  12. beckka

    That is so cool. I love signs.

  13. G-Man

    There is something always wonderful about what happens when one goes exploring with their camera. The adventures never seem to stop. People are generally honored to usually have their pictures taken.
    Those sign pix are amazing!

  14. jack

    omg that’s SO awesome. i’ve always wondered who made these signs and where. bravery takes us to such wonderful, unexpected places, doesn’t it?

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