28 January 2010

Quality California

Quality California
Ryan P. WilsonA while back, we discussed the architecture of the Sunset Ranch Market and the history of its real world inspiration, the Los Angeles Farmers Market. As with all farmers markets, Los Angeles’ began with well-worn, and well taken care of, trucks loaded down with crates of produce occupying a vacant lot in the predawn hours of the day. The Sunset Ranch Market, found at the end of Sunset Boulevard in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, has kept this tradition alive with several produce labels plastered on the walls, and a truck loaded down with various crates of crops. Coincidentally, all of the labels found on the crates are authentic reproductions of actual brand logos that could be found in Southern California during the 1930s and 1940s, the precise era represented by this corner of Sunset Boulevard.


AJ Wolfe said...

Absolutely love these photos. Wouldn't these be great as a screensaver? This is one of my favorite places in DHS.

Ryan P. Wilson said...

I love this area too, but sometimes, the way the buildings are put together it is one of the trickiest places to get pictures, especially of the signs. Also, it houses a mystery that I am currently working on solving.

As for screensavers, and desktop backgrounds, I have so many photos that I rotate through on a regular basis it is rediculous!

Mark said...

Really cool to see all these together- thanks!