It's these little, inexpensive in the grand scheme of things, finishes that Claremont does, that when you add enough of them together, result in Claremont looking so much more put together than Pomona. No, I don't want to live in Claremont, though I admit to ocassionally fantasizing about it. LOL. I love Pomona's rough around the edges, hand painted sign, almost Felliniesque quality. But I hate when we don't get our due where we should. Maybe Ren will go out and take photos of both branches and I can link to them on his blog.
Chase is the dictionary definition of deep pockets, nicer landscaping was there for the taking. Heck, any city planner should have been able to get Chase to landscape the medians as well, as a good faith gesture. After all, they expect us to give them our money and have faith it will be there when we come back to get it.
Simple stuff adds up over time. Just look around. THE END