Think of this as a placeholder post for some forthcoming work I want to do, photographing googie shopping centers.
I grew up in the land of Publix, back when they had those bold V-arrow signs at the entrance, practically daring you to ride past the door.
South Beach Miami still has one of those glorious sites, but most of the rest of the Publix where I grew up have been dulled into submission, their googie accents homogenized and muted to oblivion.
So I was particularly delighted to spot this Safeway in Portland. Not like a publix, of course, but this Safeway is pure googie: streamlined swoops and plate-glass, a building set to fly.
I borrowed my daughter's camera, one not notable for its night-time shooting capabilities, and snapped a few shots.
(Photographs by Andrew Wood)