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Chamber of Commerce

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 20 September 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Loleta, California

Located across the street from the now closed milk processing plant. The sign above the Chamber's door reads - 'Community Services Agency'. Above that is the building alarm. (I'm not sure what that's about)

Tomorrow, we turn around to view, The Dairy.

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Betty from New Jersey, United States

That's a very interesting old building, love the sign. Great shot.

20 Sep 2008 9:35am

Rui from Leiria, Portugal

Curious sign, seems almost hand made. A very small and old building. Is it anything still working in here?
Thanks Stephen

20 Sep 2008 11:05am

@Rui: The Chamber of Commerce sign is not just hand made - it's crafted with good old 'magic-marker'. This little shoe-box of a store is a perfect metaphor to the whole town. Working businesses include 'The Gilded Rose' bar, a small market, and the cheese shop...

Lorraine from Canada

LOL I love it, has to be the sweetest chamber of Commerce I've ever seen :)

20 Sep 2008 2:24pm

@Lorraine: I like this place a lot. The whole little town has a sweetness about it. The folks are friendly. It is very peacful - surrounded by lush green pastures, dotted with dairy cows.

alex centrella from California, United States

i like these small town images..of the classic buildings and signs.

20 Sep 2008 4:12pm

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

What a nice little building, is it a store or an official building. I think the top looks like something from the wild west. I'd much sooner live here than some big metropolis. Where I live is only a small village too.

20 Sep 2008 5:22pm

@Observing: Well - since the sign reads 'Social Services Agency' - it would be an official building now. What it was initially I can't say.

Thomas Griffioen from Rotterdam, Netherlands

Funny little building for a chamber of commerce! Loleta?! :)

20 Sep 2008 11:33pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Enjoy your find! Simple yet effective composition... the tone also adds to the mood. Look forward to seeing the diary.:-)

21 Sep 2008 1:25am

One from Açores, Portugal

Very interesting, friendly and fun this beautiful picture.

21 Sep 2008 2:42am

yz from Hungary

Funny building with a funny title

22 Sep 2008 8:45am

Arps from Hyderabad, India

Looks like a friendly chamber of commerce...nice pic

22 Sep 2008 4:45pm