I feel truly fortunate to work in the part of town that I do. It’s old, really old, and since I have always had a soft spot for historical things, I love walking the streets on my lunch breaks.
One thing I’ve always been fascinated with, are the huge faded signs that are barely visible on the sides of old buildings that were built between 1900-1920ish. I’ve come to learn that they are called Ghost Signs.
I really feel like they help tell part of the story of these historical neighbourhoods. I sometimes imagine walking the streets in a time when they were dotted with Model-T cars, ladies and gentlemen in their finery scurrying along to catch a live show at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, and the factory workers, standing in the alleyways smoking, clothes covered in soot.
Well, I guess I just gave you a little peak into my brain when I let it wander.