I love wires. Loopy, messy, tangled and balled up. Slicing the sky like someone took an exacto knife to it.
Old homes. Even in Silicon Valley, where everything looks so new, you can find gorgeous Victorian homes that once stood in orchards. This beautiful specimen in San Jose is from the 1800s.
Theater marquees are a perennial favorite. Like this beautiful one for the Stanford Theater in Palo Alto.
But my favorites are always the decrepit signs in the forgotten corners of the city