Linking with Lisa for this week's Creative Exchange....where I get to say whatever I want. Watch out.
There are a lot of people on August Break....just posting images and not writing. I'm not one of them. Perhaps I should be. At some point I think I should let my images speak on their own. Hmmm. Maybe I could do that once a week, if I remembered. Lately I've felt like my brain has a kangaroo living inside of it. Can you feel me on this one? Can I get a witness? Chances of me remembering that silent thing at present-slim to none. I'll move along.
Yesterday afternoon I was out wandering around, looking for a little inspiration, something different to shoot. I went to the next town over, -an old mill town where the brick behemoths still stand. Unfortunately only a few are still operating or have found renewal or re-use. I imagine whenever the economy improves (Hey, is it asking too much if that could start happening? Puh-leeze-I'm ready.) someone with vision could create something very special.
For now, like most of us, the city tries to stay afloat. I saw many vacant buildings and for rent signs. A sign of the times I'm afraid. Off the main drag on a little one way street, I found this.....
....now we're getting somewhere.
The Palace Diner was closed...no problem. Gave me a chance to have it to myself and poke around.
Now this could be endearing, or a reason to not ever enter during business hours. I'm not sure. I'll have to check with my friends "in the know". This could be a little gold mine "mom and pop" with the best breakfast ever.....or it might attract clientele I'd prefer not sit elbow to elbow and within smelling distance of. Really, I think it could go either way. I'm optimistic with the lovely flowers and clean paint job, but the backside of this narrow building....let's just say I didn't take any snaps 'round back.
This is it for seating (hence my need to get the scoop from someone who KNOWS the diner). I could see the stools neatly lining the counter.....
.....through this right side door. I wonder if you enter here or through the door along the front.
The Palace Diner
I'll let you know if I learn that it's a great spot for cheap eats. I'd love to shoot some pics inside. Do you think the grease might clog up my camera?
Thanks for checking in on my Creative Exchange, and thanks to Lisa for providing a great meme, open to interpretation....with or without words.