A lot of the photos I take on this blog are taken on the way to, or from, a work function. So it's frequently the case that I can't really frame them like I would if I had more time in which to do it. So, to some degree, you catch these buildings the way a hurried pedestrian would.
That makes for a lot of bad photos that get posted here, but it also sometimes means you have something illustrated that you wouldn't otherwise, and here is such an example. This shows the purpose of painting these large signs on the side of a building.
The building shown in the distance in this photo is the former Plaza Hotel and Montgomery Wards in Rock Springs, Wyoming. The hotel sign is clearly visible, the Montgomery Wards sign less so. This hotel was an old Rock Springs hotel on a main street downtown, but like most such hotels, it's now used for other businesses.