Transported By A Slogan

GEORGE STREET, HALIFAX (1960s)

Images can be evocative: they can conjure up feelings and emotions with the skill of a practiced magician – but so too can phrases. This is another of my “night shots” from the mid to late 1960s: neither the darkness nor the passage of five decades can hide the magnificent frontage of the Lloyds Bank building. It is, however, the neon advertising sign of the Anglo-American Chewing Gum Company that transports me back in time, back to when George Street was the height of ’60s sophistication, back to when Halifax was third cousin to downtown Los Angeles.

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