You don’t see something like this every day.
During a random, first-time visit yesterday to Tim Siedell’s bad banana blog, Tim’s entry from Friday, featuring the work of Austin-based photographer Jay B. Sauceda, caught my eye. Tim had posted several photos and this description from Jay’s Web site: “Before there was vinyl printing there were big brick walls and craftsmen who covered said walls with their commercial artwork. This is my ever growing collection of those that I find while on the road.”
Midway through my looking at Tim’s post, I scrolled back up to the second photo — it’s the one pictured above — and stared at it for several seconds before my brain “clicked.” Tim’s blog didn’t give the building’s location; for me, it didn’t need to … the Hoskins Building, which I know sits near the courthouse in the somewhat small, central Texas town of Gonzales (pop. ~8,000), shows a partial view of a weathered Coca-Cola ad for my grandfather’s business!