Signs (and Symbols) of Santa Barbara, California

These are the signs and symbols of Santa Barbara; a city that is utterly unique. So often, we walk by these parts of our city, directed, or already moving into the future, on the way to other things.

I am continually fascinated by the ways in which “signs” and “symbols” mediate our lives in literal, physical and imaginative, metaphorical ways. Click on any of the images below for a better, closer view. This is part of a larger photo-documentary project that I have been meaning to do for some time. Check back for ongoing updates … (ps. got a sign in mind? I’ll happily take requests from current, or former *Barbareños).

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