In LA recently I stayed in Hollywood for a few days, so a good place to start is with the famous sign up in the hills, right next to my hotel. Somehow, I don't think this would quite work in Nottingham.
Here is a picture I took through a telescope in the shopping centre:
The sign 'Villa Bonita' was the view from my window, a little research tells me these are residential apartments built in 1929 by architect Frank Webster, I love the sign:
The road signs and hotel signs are all different and reflect different era's. I went on a sightseeing bus and love the numbers on the gate we passed. I took the picture at just the right time: