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Southgate Shopping Center

Recently while curiously searching Google for "Googie" images, I scrolled across a picture of the Southgate Shopping Centers sign. I was more than spellbound by the Googie gloriousness and oh-so surprised because I was totally unaware of it.

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Will be Closed for Vacation

The hand-painted sign reads: "OUR STORE WILL BE CLOSED FOR A MUCH NEEDED VACATION AT 12PM SHARP SUNDAY JULY 1st - WILL REOPEN MONDAY JULY 9th AT 7AM. The small print says "WISHING YOU A PLEASANT INDEPENDENCE DAY AND WE THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR KIND PATRONAGE AND FRIENDSHIP" signed "MARGIE AND HENRY." This has to be Henry. Margie must be taking the picture.

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Drive-in Church, Daytona Beach, FL

In last week's slide the trailer was burning. So this week we go to church and pray. But not just any church! Oh no! We're going where you honk to say amen!

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Tattoos on Miami Beach

A well dressed tourist out on the town casts a long hat-wearing shadow. He strikes a casual yet confident pose near, but not too near, a guy who quite clearly knows what it feels like to get a tattoo and maybe even hang from tender body parts that people don’t usually hang from. This guy is a walking billboard for tattoo art and a sampler platter of styles for you to be inspired by.

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HELLO FROM FLORIDA!

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After spending just two days running around Miami Beach and Ft. Lauderdale there is NO question in my mind that Florida is the ultimate destination for modernism! Woo-wee its EVERYWHERE you look. Miami Beach is STAGGERING! far more than I ever dreamed it would be. It's truly a miracle that SO MANY 1930 and 50s hotel resorts were left intact over the decades and are now restored to reflect their former glamorous glory. I enjoyed lunch seaside at the famous EDEN ROC hotel designed in 1955 by legendary modernist (and kitsch master) Morris Lapidus, whose motto was "too much is never enough."

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