Thursday, December 31, 2009

signs: Fratellanza Club

Fratellanza Club

As the year comes to a close, it seems only fitting I end with another sign posting. I chose the Fratellanza Club sign because of the handshake, reflecting the new friends (both virtual and actual) I've made over the past year.

Seems hard to believe it's been almost a year since my first post on Our Oakland. A special thanks to City Homestead, whose post in the wake of the Oscar Grant shooting inspired me to start my own Oakland blog. And thanks to other established bloggers like V Smoothe and Becks who've been very welcoming into the blogoaksphere. And thanks to DC of Fragmentary Evidence and others who've scouted out various Oakland signs for me.

(Just to round out the info on the sign, the Fratellanza Club is a couple blocks from Actual Cafe, about as far north as you can go in Oakland before you're in Berkeley. The neon is in good shape, but I don't know if they light the sign or not.)


Colburn said...

I thought of your sign series again today when I biked past Hi Hat Cleaners at the corner of MacArthur and Maple. It has a pretty nice sign (I know you've shot a lot of other signs in Laurel and Dimond, so there's a good chance you've already seen it, but just in case...)

Unknown said...

I'd seen it, but forgotten about it. Thanks for the reminder!

Anonymous said...

Nice write-up... and they're so close to me. I'll have to check them out.

I also really like how you have the further reading links at the bottom. Nice touch.