14 December 2011

This is definitely DIVING weather ~

We've been having so much rain these last few days that I thought it was appropriate to think of swimming!

This wonderful sign is familiar to everyone in Tucson ~ the diving girl. Recently the sign code law was changed to permit the restoration and re-hanging of these wonderful neon signs. This girl is a perfect example: rusted, deteriorating signs were OK to leave "as is" but previously you could not repair the sign and re-hang it. (Brilliant politicians!)

My hope is that the group who now owns & occupies the Pueblo Hotel (no longer a hotel) will repair this iconic 6th Avenue sign. To learn more about this particular sign, click here. And for an artist's rendering of what the sign looked like in its heyday, click HERE.

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