Joe's Wines - Movement - Midtown Memphis, TN

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    I love this sign! It brings joy to my neighborhood.

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    1. 0zzie 82 months ago | reply

      I liked in the Ronda Kia? apartments in college just yards away from this icon.

    2. Amie V 82 months ago | reply

      I lived at the Stratford Place apts, just a couple blocks down the street from this sign. It's a great sign. :)

    3. Gail S 82 months ago | reply

      This is the best. I must go back and try shooting this again. You've inspired me, Amie.

    4. agilitynut (RoadsideArchitecture.com) 81 months ago | reply

      The Joe's Liquors Roto-Sphere was #37 of about 234 produced. There was another Roto-Sphere in Memphis produced in 1969 (the second to last one made). I'd love to know where it was and what became of it!

      The one in Lakeland, FL has just been restored -- here's an article with a video:
      www.theledger.com/article/20070811/NEWS/708110470/1039

    5. Amie V 81 months ago | reply

      Thanks so cool to hear! Thanks for sharing article. :)

    6. dedaldar 81 months ago | reply

      Awesome shot of a great sign around town!

    7. broncoboy79 78 months ago | reply

      Great Shot. Its funny i drive by this sign almost every night and tell myself I need to stop and get a shot of it. So thanks for doing my work for me

    8. tonyadcockphotos 78 months ago | reply

      I visited your fine city for the first time this weekend and when I passed that sign, I told my wife that I would like to have a night shot of it. thanks for doing what I didnt have time to.

    9. tonyadcockphotos 78 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Commonplace Beauty (*Post 1 - Comment 2*), and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    10. The_cheeseman 78 months ago | reply

      Great colours and motion!

      Well done!

      Cheers


      I saw this in Commonplace Beauty!
      Congratulations on your ability to see beauty in the mundane!

    11. man_drake 78 months ago | reply

      Beautiful!

      I saw this in Commonplace Beauty!
      Congratulations on your ability to see beauty in the mundane!
      You are invited to visit my photostream!
      Ti invito a visitare il mio photostream!
      www.flickr.com/photos/21906850@N00/

    12. chris_gr 72 months ago | reply

      I use to live on this street, in the late 80s (20 years ago, holly cow I'm getting old). Joe Liquor store is on the corner of Belvedere and Poplar Avenue. It was next door to a convenience store called Peter Pan's Pantry, which also had a giant neon sign of, guess what, Peter Pan. Except at that time both signs were broken. Not only did the Joe's Liquor sign not spin, it didn't even light up. I was always disappointed that it was in disrepair, and feared it would just be torn down. I later learned that is was restored, apparently some short time after I left Memphis. Your photos are great. Thank you for sharing them.

    13. anthonyturducken 70 months ago | reply

      awesome capture. i was in memphis recently and took a snap of it as well

    14. skfegf 68 months ago | reply

      Makes me miss Midtown.

    15. bladiohead61 67 months ago | reply

      Best image of Joe's sculpture I've ever seen!

      I just walked by this thing yesterday!

    16. bkwdayton - on hiatus 64 months ago | reply

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    17. desai_devesh 62 months ago | reply

      Hi Amie,
      Love this photo for its composition and vibrant colours. I also like it because I used to frequent this store a lot when I was working in Memphis from '94 to '96. Back then the neon sign read "O's Gins" cause the "J", "E'"and "S" had fallen off. I suddenly remembered I have taken a picture of "O's GINS". Mail it to you as soon as I find it.
      I used to live in University Cabanas on Vollentine. I now am back in Mumbai, India.
      Devesh

    18. rickibsen 49 months ago | reply

      Awesome Picture!

    19. TippyB-UK 46 months ago | reply

      I miss Joe's!! My days at Rhodes would not have been complete without frequent pre-party stops there. :)

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