It is a delight to enter this weeks entry in Roger's Creative Photography contest. It is fun to provide my submissions, but even a greater treat to view the excellent work of others who capture the moment. Whatever and whenever that moment occurs.
Is this a photo for the ages? It depends on who is viewing, but for me it is. The Olympia Diner is on the Berlin Turnpike in Newington, CT. There is the undeniable art deco style all about in this 1952 classic. The passenger train car style clad in a bright stainless steel topped by a neon sign perched as if a crown. With two modern touches, a wheelchair ramp and preferred parking sign in front. Feeling so invited, we often stop there on the way back from the U of Hartford for diner delights and fresh diner coffee.
And most delightful, to me anyway, is their Corned Beef hash - the best I've had anywhere. Topped with a couple of scrambled eggs, a perfect meal anytime. I have to think that the hash recipe, like the general ambiance, probably hasn't changed much if at all since 1952. Too many buildings today are styled to evoke a certain period. Certainly the new isn't unattractive, actually most are. But not as authentic as an original of the genre.