All of the cigarettes and liquor banners have their own Paul’s Boutique charm, but I’ve always been kind of fond of the Chinese advisements.
Just like in Blade Runner, it’s kind of an obvious reminder that you are somewhere exotic. You’re a stranger in a strange land and (in my case) you don’t even know how to speak the language. But even so, this is your neighborhood. This is where you live.
That’s why I always thought The Outer Sunset would make a perfect backdrop for the next Twin Peak’s David Lynch type show.
The funny part being that Twin Peaks is another neighborhood in San Francisco, so The Outer Sunset already has it’s own built-in market gimmick.
That and the fact that I don’t live in Twin Peaks so I don’t have many pictures of that place and really have no idea what that scene is all about.