Tuesday, July 19, 2011



Hotel George V

Yellow Awnings

Lamps and shadows

Orange window awnings

florida awning


Awnings of Red

Beverly-Wilshire Hotel awnings


Y Awning

We're all the same after all...

The Little Yellow Awning That Could #2

Market Square stripes

Awesome Awning


Brick facade with awnings

Bright Yellow Awning



Red Building with Green Awnings

Awning Lineup

Striped Awning

Orange hotel awnings


Bubble awnings

Infinite roof

Orange awning


Thoughts on awnings? I have to confess that many times I just love them [as long as they are tasteful and logo-free]. I even have them where I live, and they make me smile.



TK Kerouac said...

love it, love it , love it!

adds warmth to hard edges!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

I love how your mind works- to put a collection like this together- you are a great curator-
BTW I read my monkeys your comment yesterday about being a great mom- My ten year old laughed- he begs to differ.

hope505 said...

...I believe I recognize one of those from a scene in Mulholland Drive...


kimbirdy said...

i totally love awnings! throw in a window box or some fun colors/patterns and i'm sold. does that make me nerdy? i don't care, i love the character that a good awning adds to a building... they're the perfect architectural accessory.

Mandy_Fish said...


Scott Leatherman said...

I like them on commercial buildings but have mixed feelings about them on residential homes. We live in a community that was built slowly from the 00-50's and there is a sections of homes that has them--some are amazing but seem to require a lot of care as most of them are weather beaten. -- your artistic eye captures the beauty of them -- my eye catches the labor it takes to maintain them.

bananas. said...

i think i see the one on your house! CUTE!!!

big fan of the black and white one. i could see that on my new york digs. oh wait...i don't have a new york dig.


Annabelle said...

The office building we are in, has a fabulous event space on the first two floors. Really lovely.

They recently hung the tackiets blue awnings which match nothing, do not uphold the historical integrity of the building and have this lovely misspelling on them:

Conferance Space.

Yes, I am in the south, and yes we may say it like that, but NO, we don't spell it like that.

Marian said...

I'm a fan...especially when its raining!!

Heidi said...

The red & white ones remind me of TGI Fridays, so I could do without those even though I LOVE the ivied building. I didn't really like the car. The Mardi Gras colored one looks like it belongs in NOLA. Maybe it is? There's one somewhere in the middle of a red brick building with blue angular awnings that look like the bottoms of garbage chutes! haha. I don't mind them in general, and in the sun or rain, I'm happy to find one. LOVE the second photo.

...love Maegan said...

OMG these are spectacular! I love them!

Dancing Branflake said...

I love them! They are such great eye candy.

Jen said...

Love'em. Especially when they have that cool Moorish hardware.

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I love the ones in the second photo!

Caroline said...

OMG...how cool are these? I love awnings on older buildings that have some character. Especially in New Orleans!!!

Kitty Stampede said...

you know what's bad. i never knew what they were called until just now. I do love them. I think I always called them canopies?!?! anyways they are gorgeous and soften it up for sure. kinda romantic even. :)

Isabel said...

i like them BUT (this is really morbid) my first thought was of my first trip to NYC at 17. i saw a guy smushed on the sidewalk cause he jumped out a window. he fell through the green awning. awning= smushed body.

Punctuation Mark said...

very creative post!!!

Jessica ( frellathon ) said...

Some look great some look well like crap. These are awesome looking

Regina said...

love these! (2nd pic is my favorite!)

SabinePsynopsis said...

You picked some very cool ones. I had a big red one when I was a child which I looooved. Scroll down, scroll up, scroll down...

十十f十 said...

like droppy eyelids. bedroom eyes. haha. i like them too!

Cedrick Finly said...

That's a nice gallery of pics! The taxi awning is really amusing, ha ha. It's really great to see stuff like this, no? They're just a small part of a building yet they add a ton of color and personality to the whole structure.

Dave said...

Good post. You have great photos of those awnings. Thanks for sharing. Keep it up.