Tucson Ghost Signs

Photograph of a faded sign on a house in tucson arizona by susan sheldon nolen


I love how the past somehow refuses to die, and in this case, it’s a ghost sign showing through a thin wash of paint. How long ago the shop selling remedies closed, you can’t tell. It could have been last week, or a hundred years ago. This area in Tucson Arizona is in the Old Pueblo, an area where History lives with the present. Even the tree throwing a shadow on the sidewalk and the old adobe house, reminding me that nothing lasts forever. Not even the hot sun of that wintry day.

About susan sheldon nolen

It’s rare to catch me without coffee, a form of camera, or my beloved wire fox terriers. I love the history, the art, and it’s a massive part of my life, as I either paint, write, or get interrupted by my dogs, reminding me of the real world. I hope you enjoy your time here. It’s such a privilege to have readers.
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6 Responses to Tucson Ghost Signs

  1. The colors are remarkable against the back drop of that sky. Beautiful.

  2. That sky was intense. It had been raing the day before and in this shot utvwas cold for Tucson. 55 degrees. I think that all created such a blue sky!

  3. yprior1 says:

    what a great find (and you seriously have to join the door blog Susan – adrian and the others would really enjoy your finds – I will send you the link – ok?)

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