The Veltex Building, Boise, Idaho.

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Comments (12)

not1word on August 5, 2009

This used to be an old Veltex gas station years ago. It was owned by an old Basque man.

D.R.Lamont on August 5, 2009

nice color in this one, I was wondering if you caught any neon on your trip.

mardrl on August 6, 2009

And the neon craze goes on. Nice one.

Norrel on August 6, 2009

Since not1word is our neon-specialist, there is no roadshow without any neon. He even repairs neon for free. Nice to hear some history about the place you visit.

Nawitka on August 6, 2009

Veltex sounds more like a fabric manufacturer to me ... but we'll go with your version :) I'm glad you are showing us the highlights of your trip! :-)

not1word on August 7, 2009

Thanks, Don. Yes, I did manage to find a few specimens. I was a bit annoyed that I didn't have some more time in SF, as there's plenty there to keep me busy for an hour or two.

Margot, see above. ; ) I can't defeat my mania, so I've learned to just play along. Thanks, too!

Howdy, Norrel. Yes, I do seem to find a bit of neon in my travels, eh? What would a Road Show be without neon? Thanks for stopping in!

I'm with you on that one, Nawitka, but that's what a friend who has lived here longer than I did told me. I do my best to shed some light on things. : )

whoelius on August 8, 2009

VELTEX. Velcro you can trust.

... cue a video of some dude with bad shorts climbing a sheer cliff with the aid of velcro.

not1word on August 8, 2009

Nice! Even an ad campaign ready to run. That there whoelius is one smart cookie!

whoelius on August 8, 2009

VELTEX was also a sort of YMCA in its time for struggling Texan velociraptors.

not1word on August 9, 2009

Ah, but of course. The down and out carnivores need love, too.

larry e walton on August 15, 2009

what do you suppose they ate? cameramen would be good targets, what with the squatting and slow movements. natural prey, one would think. but the taste!

not1word on August 16, 2009

Yeah, I'm pretty bitter, Larry.

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