Saturday, March 28, 2009

28 March



Many thanks to Laurie who was kind enough to write to me and give me some history on these great dinners...


It's interesting but I know that several old diners have actually been purchased, one from a town nearby, and shipped overseas. I cannot find the story, it was a number of years ago, perhaps 14. This diner I know was one of those "rail car" art deco style diners. It was a landmark in Westfield NJ and was sold and moved overseas...to England "I think" but cannot remember for certain.

Ahhh! I found an article about it, and update about it. It was called the "Excellent Diner" and it was moved to Germany, first to Aalen, then to Wasserlassen, not England as I originally thought, and now resides, in of all places, Disneyland Paris. Here is a link to a PDF article from 2006 about it.

Diners are a main stay in the states. They are especially popular in NJ......

Laurie

when you get a chance stop by her blog...

Sunday, March 22, 2009

22 March



to Mums everywhere ... Happy Mothers Day...

and to Jade... rest in peace sweetie...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

18 March



OK enough of the closed down shops and businesses... a sad sign of the times... but a change of pace... 'coz not everything is closed down yet....

Friday, March 13, 2009

13 March

The other day we went to the new Westfield Centre in Shepherds Bush... it is a rather nice new building with some stunning shapes, forms and colours that I would have liked to have shared with you, but after taking a few exterior shots, as we entered the place, I was stopped by security and asked to not to take pictures less I was press or taking 'family photos'... the security man was nice and polite, but I was left feeling rather intimidated and somewhat miffed...

Of late there has been an unpleasant change in the attitude to folk taking innocent photos whilst out and about... I understand the need for security in this age... sadly it has been this way all my adult life... in London we have always lived with some sort of unpleasant threat... however all I want to do is take a few photos of our world, our lives and some of the beauty it has... but that is deemed to be wrong these days... the last 150+ years of photography comes to a stop if we can not take photos whilst out and about, of the life and world around us... our photographic ancestors will now be turning in their collective graves at the infringement upon our liberties... this is sad times our world now lives in and those that wish harm on it take one more step to their goal... But try to take back where you can, and capture the world we share, its beauty and joy...

:o(

T

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Sunday, March 08, 2009

8 March - extra

Thank you wikipidia for reminding me of one of the most influential pieces of modern literature coming to air... I can remember as a young teenager listening to this on my am/fm radio... and then enjoying all the books and rest of the radio series... I meet Douglas Adams only once at a book signing.. wonderful chap... and this still remains one of the best series of books I have read... and a huge influence upon my philiosiphy of life...

wiki -
1978BBC Radio 4 transmitted the first episode of English author and dramatist Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, a science fiction radio series that was later adapted into novels, a television series, and other media format.




so long and thanks for all the fish...

8 March

Monday, March 02, 2009

2 March



the local council would like the owner and a friend to change the frontage as its not in keeping
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Sunday, March 01, 2009

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