Friday, August 12, 2011

Bay Arcade (Weekend Reflections # 99)


Newport Beach,Ca (Balboa Peninsula)

This is a reflection from across the street so don't follow the "one way" sign. I used to love going to The Bay Arcade when I was a boy in the early to mid 1970's. At that time there were only one or two video games that were available but The Bay Arcade didn't have them because even then it was an old fashioned place and the arcade games were from the 40's 50's and 60's. 

Once again I'd like to apologize for the problems caused by the changing of my URL. It seems like my new posts aren't showing up in the dashboard viewer and some links to my blog are wrong. I went to Blogger help and there are lots of people that have the same problem but I can't find a solution. I'll keep trying though! 

If needed, please click the link near the top right corner for Weekend Reflections instructions. Now, lets have some fun with Weekend Reflections!

35 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Terrific reflection as always, James!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Pat Tillett said...

Very nice James! At first I thought you took this one in Russia...

'Tsuki said...

What a neat reflection for a night shot, James... Nice catch !

Dyche Designs said...

Another beautiful shot James, I love it when an image invokes memories.

I thought it was just me having problems with it now showing up in my dashboard . . .

JM said...

Wonderful! Love the general abstract look of this image.

awarewriter said...

Nice James. When I was a kid it was pinball machines (for a nickel a game no less).

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

neat image from across the road.

Sara Chapman said...

I like the color scheme, the tones of red and the orange sky. Neat!

Dina said...

Mirror image--a sure sign of a reflection.
Nice to hear your "old" memories.

Be patient with Blogger.

Jack said...

Stick with it, James. I always enjoy this meme. It is the only one I participate in regularly.

Ms. Becky said...

I believe this is one of my favorite reflection shots of yours. It has it all. nice one James. thanks for hosting each week, and no worries about the url. I find you, it just takes a few more steps is all, and I don't mind, my mouse is doing the walking for me :)
have a great weekend.

Dorian Susan said...

Linky worked great for me James. I love how you find night and dusk reflections like this "throw back" image. There are a few beach towns in the vicinity that still have the old style arcades...most are full of up to date hi-tech video games. Was skee-ball really all that bad? Have a great weekend James.

Francisca said...

Don't ask me why, but I'd not have guessed you to be an arcade boy. ;-) It's a good feeling when you chance upon something that elicits warm memories, isn't it? Nice post.

Gattina said...

What a nice reflection !

joo said...

It's a superb photo!
Have a great weekend:)

Alexa said...

Great shot, James. I'd probably be right at home here, since I'm sure the last time I was in an arcade was as a kid in the '50s. :~}

Lynette Killam said...

Love this old sign, James, and the ghostly reflections! I'm fighting my own battle with blogger, so I know how frustrating that can be...

Dianne said...

I love the sign!
it's better backwards :)
and the I love the overall dreaminess of the shot
as always James, well done!!

Beth Niquette said...

My computer is back online--so here I am with my reflection! This is a beauty you have here, James!

Mama Zen said...

That's really cool!

Woody said...

That old sign is amazing, do they still light the neon? The streetlamp isn't too shabby either - a definite throwback.

Cassy said...

A truly beautiful reflection.

Cassy from Guitar Made Easy

TexWisGirl said...

nice shot. yeah, i'm still not getting your posts in Google Reader. i'm going to try picking up your feed thru I.E. and see if that helps...

Magda said...

I love this shot ! It's amazing !

Antonette said...

I'm having the same problems as TexWisGirl. I will have to work on figuring that out.

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

Beautiful reflections! Congratulations on reaching WR no. 99!

Martha in PA said...

Great shot! Next week the big 100! Two years have flown by! So much has changed since WR began!

Martha

Eden said...

Love it. Very nice capture.

Halcyon said...

A very nice reflection. Creative!

Magda said...

I love this picture ! Nice capture !!! Bravo :-)

Hooked on Memes said...

Beautiful colours and mood!

Cildemer said...

Very nice reflection!
Thanks for sharing, James!

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Have a nice and happy weekend****

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

The sign pops out of the picture very nicely!

T. Becque said...

I really like this shot, it's got a feeling to it.

Lew said...

Nice memories! My kids enjoyed the arcades a little later, but still the old style games. I have not had a problem with linking since I removed the "s" at the end.