Thursday, December 04, 2008
It's Happening in Soledad
Do you know how many years I have been trying to capture this photo?? I've unsuccessfully taken the drive-by-with-the-hand-out-the-sunroof shot and the through-the-windshield shot on several occasions, and on the fourth drive to San Luis Obispo with D, he finally just said, "Let's just pull over. We'll get you this photo once and for all." He's such a genius.
Is this not the greatest billboard of all time???
It hasn't changed in my lifetime, I'm sure of that. Check out that 70s font! For whatever reason (irony, tackiness, nostalgia, dependability) I just love this billboard. If they sold, "it's happening in Soledad" T-shirts, I would totally wear it....like, every day. And if there were Soledad mugs, it would be my favorite mug.
Of course, the time we finally pull over, the arrows are pointing to a bunch of holiday crap (so we cropped that part), but usually, there are 2 things happening in Soledad - the Mission and the prison. Ok, that's a lie...because obviously there's a Starbucks too.