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    Re: DCA "C - A - L - I - F - O - R - N - I - A" At State Fair Of CA

    I agree that they should have been placed BEHIND the main gates, not out in public space. It might have looked rather nice to have the letters somehow incorporated with the giant gold bear statue(s) that are just inside the entrance.

    Then again, isn't there another gold bear statue way out in the front of Cal Expo, right by the road? That one doesn't seem to be affected by graffiti as far as I know (if it is, they do a pretty good job of keeping it clean), so maybe it won't be so bad for the CA letters after all.

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    Re: DCA "C - A - L - I - F - O - R - N - I - A" At State Fair Of CA

    Quote Originally Posted by Diznygrl View Post
    I agree that they should have been placed BEHIND the main gates, not out in public space. It might have looked rather nice to have the letters somehow incorporated with the giant gold bear statue(s) that are just inside the entrance.

    Then again, isn't there another gold bear statue way out in the front of Cal Expo, right by the road? That one doesn't seem to be affected by graffiti as far as I know (if it is, they do a pretty good job of keeping it clean), so maybe it won't be so bad for the CA letters after all.
    Let's hope!!
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    Re: DCA "C - A - L - I - F - O - R - N - I - A" At State Fair Of CA

    No dumpster for the letters.

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    Re: DCA "C - A - L - I - F - O - R - N - I - A" At State Fair Of CA

    For reference, here was the original plan for the letters:
    They would have been out near the main street instead of down at the end of the driveway.
    I think the main reason for the change was cost. The depiction shows them up on a little hill, but if you're familiar with that spot, there is no hill there, just a row of bushed with parking lot behind it. To put in that hill would have meant reconfiguring that corner of the parking lot behind the bushes and changing up the landscaping in front.




    Here's a Google street view showing roughly the same view as the artist rendering.
    https://maps.google.com/maps?q=cal+e...,160.25,,0,5.1

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    Re: DCA "C - A - L - I - F - O - R - N - I - A" At State Fair Of CA

    Here's a fresh panorama from about an hour ago:



    Here's a link to full-size:
    http://www.ruama.com/photos/i-WjtbnJ..._1925_Pano.jpg

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    Re: DCA "C - A - L - I - F - O - R - N - I - A" At State Fair Of CA

    Glad to have a piece of DIsney in my town!
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    Re: DCA "C - A - L - I - F - O - R - N - I - A" At State Fair Of CA

    Nice panorama Skippy!

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    Re: DCA "C - A - L - I - F - O - R - N - I - A" At State Fair Of CA

    Too bad they could not save the large DCAentrance murals, they would have looked great here as well

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    Re: DCA "C - A - L - I - F - O - R - N - I - A" At State Fair Of CA

    I think the letters look vastly better now than back at DCA. The green trees in the background contrast well with the letters and the palm trees really frame it nicely. Also love how its on a curve. Looks great from most interior angles.

    Bravo, Cal Expo. Bravo.

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