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

I am an explorer. It's taken me awhile to realise this. But I love capturing bits of our wonderful world with my camera, travelling through time and history, always returning to write, or paint what I've discovered. I use my Leica and my iPhone to capture images, and with those images I try to hold on to a feeling, a moment in our busy lives. Sometimes those moments bring me into the past, others into the studio to paint, or back to the old typewriter to try to use words to capture what the camera has done for me already. One of my goals in my blog is to have a space to take a breath away from our frantic 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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