Saturday, August 30, 2008


Tilework under the front portico at a public school on Church Street in San Francisco. It appears to be a sort of fantasy of the seraglio, and the curious thing is that this was chosen as the appropriate style 70 or 80 years ago to adorn the surroundings of American adolescents. Perhaps the builders were imitating the movie palaces of the day.

The maintenance person who came along after all this fancy-work was done and crafted the utilitarian stenciled-wood ENTRANCE sign added a satisfying variation in texture.