Don't Do Signs

I wasn't looking for a feature photo. Honest. If I were, I'd have gotten out of my car.

Driving back to Center City through the Oxford Circle neighborhood in Northeast Philadelphia after an assignment in Montgomery County last week I happened to look up while stopped at a light.

One of my own personal photo rules - besides always going on foot when looking for feature photos -  is to avoid taking pictures of signs.

But how could I not shoot a sign so brutally honest in its advertising? Where else can you find everything for either 99 cents, less than 99 cents or more than 99 cents?

A few blocks later it was an arrangement of stuffed animals - that was NOT an impromptu memorial...

...and to complete my seen-from-the-car hat trick - a dismantled playground.