Ghost Signs: Stockholm

In Memoriam: Soviet Fox Sign

Today I was very sad to discover that my favorite Soviet sign has vanished. This lovely fox sign, a remnant of a Soviet-era fur studio, used to protrude from my building, but as of recently, it’s been removed (and rather mysteriously I’d say because the storefront has been empty for […]

Remnants of the Past in Klosterneuburg

Traces of the past in Klosterneuburg, an ancient town right outside of Vienna. Boot Scraper Guard Stones Hoisting Beam for Lifting Goods Building Number and Conscription Number Metal Shutter

Ghost Signs: Vienna

I was a bit surprised to find almost no ghost signs in Vienna. Here’s what I did find…

Zniesienczanka Laundry Ghost Sign in Lviv

On Saturday I went on a bicycle excursion to the Pidzamche neighborhood in Lviv and found this amazing very recently uncovered ghost sign! It must have been uncovered in the last month because it wasn’t visible when I was wandering around this neighborhood in May. Judging from the sign, in […]

3 Drukarska Street: Ghost Signs, Fruit Liqueurs, Postal Pies

The building at 3 Drukarska Street was built c. 1543, and was owned by Stanislaw Schtansl Scholtz. The building later become known as “Under the Mother of God” because of a statue of the Virgin Mary on the façade. In 1858 the building housed the St. Sophia Association of the […]

Ghost Signs in Montreal

My cousin took some very nice photos of several ghost signs in Montreal. As I don’t think I will make it to Montreal anytime soon, I will share his photos. Photos courtesy of Danylo Jaworsky

PKO Ghost Signs in Przemyśl

Two ads for PKO [Poland’s largest bank], likely from the 1970s. The first one is advetising bankboos.

Ghost Signs in Tallinn

This ghost sign I saw through the window of my hostel room. It is on an former furniture factory in a courtyard. The sign says “Mööblitööstus,” which is Estonian for “furniture manufacture.” Two restored hand-painted signs from when this building used to house a pharmacy and a gallery. Now it […]

Ghost Signs in Riga

Ģipša Fabrika (Gypsym Factory) is located on the island of Kipsala, a former fishermen’s village. This nineteenth-century brick building used to be a plaster factory. Now it is part of a luxury apartment complex. Somewhere in the Old Town These two signs are on a building on Albert Street, a street […]