Monday, March 29, 2010

Roadside Americana




This is the outside of Jennie's Diner. It's an original 50's diner and they serve all kinds of food 24hrs a day including pancakes that are bigger than hubcaps. It's a very popular stop for truckers. Next week I'll give you a peak inside.

36 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Great pictures, James. Love the blue of the sky. Diners are always a favorite of mine.

Sistertex said...

Cool, best places to eat are the ones where the trucks stop! The Food Channel has a show called 'Diners and Dives'. They take you into some pretty interesting places. Can't wait to see the inside of this one. What a blue sky...looks like a great day to do some exploring!

ruma2008 said...

The state of this shop and the neon sign seems to be totally one scene of the American film.

Rebecca said...

Great capture of classic Americana!

Thom said...

Oh happy days! Love that neon sign :)

Lily Hydrangea said...

definitely my type of place. I love Diners.
Love this perspective too James.

Tulsa Gentleman said...

Oops, I posted my diner comment one post down. Well, imagine it here.

Owen said...

Ooh, I love it... that is one thing we do not have here... and I miss those diner breakfasts ! Even a Denny's would almost do...

~Cheryl said...

What great photos! They really show off the character of the place. Looking forward to peeking inside!

Naturedigital said...

Beautiful photograph James..
It looks like a typical american scene..
Happy Easter.. Costas

Carolyn Ford said...

Pancakes bigger than hubcaps! Oh my...!!! How I would love to see this dinner on one of our road trips! The food must be so good it could kill you! But...so good!

Carolyn Ford said...

oops! I do know how to spell "diner." Sorry!

Sunny said...

LOL...I'm not laughing at your cool diner pictures...I'm laughing because I almost posted a diner picture.
I told you great minds think alike!
Can't wait to see the inside.
Sunny :)

Olivier said...

de l'art deco, un "Diner" , la vraie Amérique. Le plus beau pour moi, restant l'Empire Diner à NYC.

Bibi said...

My grandfather used to take me sometimes to such diners, that he lovingly called 'greasy spooons.' They weren't, at least to my childish critieria.

Riet said...

Great pictures. Love those old looking places. I had the same problems with my foto's here yesterday James. Just saw little crosses where my foto's should be.I tried every site to see what was wrong but it went away later and I can see ecerything again now.

Evelyn Howard said...

Big pancakes - yumm. But often, my appetite is bigger than my stomach... :)

These photos are great - never been to one of these, but it would be fun. I like the last photo, gives an idea of the surrounding.

Malyss said...

Sooooo american view!!I guess I already know how the tables are, and a woman will come and give you some coffee from a coffee-pot (a thing that french people never do!)
I'm impatient to see the inside!

Nishant said...

Love the blue of the sky. Diners are always a favorite of mine.
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mbkatc230 said...

I love diners, and this is a beauty! Great shots, and great subject. Can't wait to see the inside. Kathy

Louis la Vache said...

FANTASTIC! «Louis» likes it!
«Louis» is very much 'into' '50s Americana.

Hilda said...

Gotta love that sign and chrome facade!

Ken Mac of New York (Greenwich) will love this too.

Piyush said...

Oh such a lovely backdrop from the sign. You do get a lot of clear skies in Pennsylvania :)

Lois said...

Now there's something you don't see too often any more! What a great find. I can't wait to see the inside!

Renee said...

I <3 Diners! Great shots, James!

Anya said...

Wonderful photo's :-)
Its a long time ago that I saw such a bleu sky !!!!!

(@^.^@)

Clytie said...

Wow, a wonderful piece of "Americana"! Can't wait to see inside. I notice the neon sign is lit up, and the "R" is not. At night, it probably reads "DINE"!

RuneE said...

I once rented a car for a week in California, but somehow I never got to visit a proper diner like this. I seem ti have missed something.

cieldequimper said...

You are making me CRAVE for this!

VP said...

This is something classic: I love the place and the sign. And probably the pancakes...

Stickup Artist said...

Another classic. I miss those diners, especially the ones stretching along the way from Philly to the Jersey shore. Those menus were always soooo huge too. Great study in silver and blue. Now I must go eat some pancakes!

Nefertiti said...

on a presque les mm ici,sauf qu on y vends des saucisses,hamburgers et beaucoups de frites ;O)

Cheryl said...

Wow, I would love to see the inside of the diner. And definitely try the pancakes.

Marka said...

That looks like a great place with good eats.

Pam said...

Our favorite hangout when we were young was the diner in town. Great food and good friends.
Thanks for the wonderful memories, James.

JM said...

It's fantastic and looks so well preserved! Love it!