Friday, January 4, 2008
Spike's, and I don't mean Snoopy's cousin's place either
I love the name of this business, especially in relation to what takes place there--automobile upholstery. It's located just off SE Morrison, on SE 6th Avenue. I discovered it last Saturday while making the block to get another bunch of photos--more photographic serendipity.
I couldn't find out much about the business online, other than its name, address, and phone number. I do like the fact that when I typed "spike's auto upholstery" at Google, without a mention of Portland, this very Spike's is the first hit, the first 14 hits in fact. I wonder if that would happen on a computer located elsewhere in the world, or did it happen on mine because Google knows I'm in Portland? As you can tell, I truly don't understand how searching works, I just love to do it.
At one of those hits, I found an absolutely gorgeous rehabilitated 1969 red Volkswagen Beetle convertible, complete with a new convertible top "supplied" by Spike's, quoting what I found across from the last photo on the right. Beetle-lovers, look here and drool at the photos provided by Rewerks VW Air-Cooled Specialists, located right here in southwest Portland.
Now for a question. How do you think this photo works in black and white, please? The washed-out gray sky, complete with light rain, seemed to me to make this a good photo to try in black and white. I value your input.