Does a sign qualify as a ghostsign if the name does not change?
Cork City - Was McSweeney (painted sign) - Then McSweeney (plastic sign)
Douglas Road Photos taken: 25/01/16 & 27/02/19
Since January 1, I have been tweeting one postbox; one item of street art; one roadside death memorial; and, one ghostsign. The filing and recording is definitely improved but there are still 292 days to go.
At this stage, I fear that I will not have photographs for 365 ghostsigns in Cork city – presently at about 230. I may need to expand into some of the county towns to keep the run going for the year.
Last week, I spotted a painted sign on a shop on the Douglas Road. The remains of the previous plastic sign had been removed to reveal an old painted sign. Cue, delight at another ghostsign for the catalogue.
However, when I went to compare with an older photograph that I had, I noticed that the shop remained as McSweeney’s.
Some may argue that a true ghostsign is a sign for a previous company/organisation that remains or is revealed when a new business operates. That has merit.
It is an old sign for a business that had been hidden and now revealed, so as I am struggling to get 365 Cork ghostsigns, it is being counted as a ghostsign in these quarters.
The builders are obviously in attendance so I am unsure as to how much longer the ghost will be free.