Friday, April 1, 2016

Los Angeles palimpsest

[November 2012; June 2014; March 2016. Click on any image for a larger view.]

From the Webster’s Second entry for palimpsest :

A parchment, tablet, or other portion of writing material, which has been used twice or three times (double palimpsest ), the earlier writing having been erased; a manuscript in which one or or two earlier erased writings are found; a codex rescriptus. This double or triple use in early times of writing material was chiefly due to scarcity of such material.
This unassuming sign was the subject of posts in 2012 and 2014. The stickers visible in 2012 and 2014 are still visible in outline in 2016. Whatever material was behind the sign has been removed: now there’s just fence.

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