For some reason, the Amargosa Hotel sign (as already narrated in a previous post) was on the ground to the left of the main entrance.
Update (March 31, 2013): Yesterday, I was honored by a visit from the artist who is working on painting the signs. In a comment, she provides the following information on her work:
The reason that the hotel sign is sitting on the ground is because I painted it for them. It is a recreation of the original hotel sign that was on the front of the building when it was new in the 1920's. I recreated it on the sign in your photograph and one day it, along with the other signs you see sitting there with it, hopefully will be hung. It will go over the front entrance where the smaller, older sign is currently hung.
Tables and chairs are quite inviting, but the cold early January temperature made sitting outside a bit challenging. Still, I can imagine sitting at one of the tables with a nice tray holding a Viennese coffee melange, like the one I just saw on Merisi's Vienna for Beginners recent post.
A favorite corner of the hotel. Still dreaming of Viennese coffee melange.
The second and fourth photo are my contribution to edition #66 of Black and White Wednesday - A Culinary Photography Event created by Susan of The Well-Seasoned Cook, now organized by Cinzia of Cindystar, and hosted this week by Lynne of Cafe Lynnylu.
The photos were shot in color and then converted to sepia the first three (using Lightroom preset Sepia Tone) and to black and white the last one (using Lightroom preset B&W Look 5).
This post contains the gallery of images contributed to the event.
On this page, you can find out who is hosting the current and future editions of the event.