Showing posts with label texture. Show all posts
Showing posts with label texture. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Vintage Drive With Taylor & Dean ...



“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”
                      ~ Dr. Seuss
                       (Theodore Seuss Geisel)
                           ~ 1904-1991
Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean are seen driving in Texas ranch land in a scene from the 1956 American epic Western drama film “Giant” in my artistic interpretation of their vintage photo showcased at Charlotte Fay’s Main Street Diner, Slatington, Pennsylvania.

Elvis Presley, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, is well represented at Charlotte Fay’s, and his music may well be heard playing at this cool and cozy eatery where retro is king.

Other photos on the diner’s walls spotlight retro icons such as Marilyn Monroe, Route 66, and a young Elvis and Johnny Cash posing for a snapshot. There’s also a nod to the New Jersey Seashore and Steel Pier. The large map depicts President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, championed by the then-president when it was formed June 29, 1956.

And of course there’s the tasty food, wonderful to nosh on as you drink in the nostalgic atmosphere. Owner Jason Ruff named the diner after both his great-grandmothers, and uses their recipes.

The menu and atmosphere are the perfect mix to stir up a recipe for success fit for a king.

Background texture by Jai Johnson added for artistic effect.

Monday, November 6, 2017

A Little Night Music ...



“Isn’t it rich? Are we a pair ... ?”
         ~ “Send In The Clowns”
    ~ written by Stephen Sondheim for
   the 1973 musical “A Little Night Music”

A beautiful mute swan glances at a white feather floating by in the pond on a winter’s evening at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Background texture by Jai Johnson added for artistic effect.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

This Is Elvis Country ...


“Well, it’s one for the money
Two for the show
Three to get ready
Now go, cat go

But don’t you
Step on my blue suede shoes
You can do anything
But stay off of my blue suede shoes …”

           ~  “Blue Suede Shoes”
            ~ Written & recorded by Carl Perkins
                           ~ 1955
            ~ Recorded by the great Elvis Presley
                             ~ 1956

There’s a cool slice of Elvis country tucked into Charlotte Fay’s Main Street Diner, Slatington, Pennsylvania, as showcased in this poster on the diner’s wall promoting Elvis Presley’s August 10-11, 1956 appearance at the Florida Theatre in Jacksonville, Florida.

Elvis Presley’s “Blue Suede Shoes” may well be one of the hits you hear playing at Charlotte Fay’s, where retro is king at this cool and cozy eatery.

The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll is well represented at Charlotte Fay’s, joined by photos showcasing retro icons such as Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean in the 1956 film “Giant,” Marilyn Monroe, Route 66, and a young Elvis and Johnny Cash posing for a snapshot. There’s also a nod to the New Jersey Seashore and Steel Pier. The large map behind Elvis depicts President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, championed by the then-president when it was formed June 29, 1956.

And of course there’s the tasty food, wonderful to nosh on as you drink in the nostalgic atmosphere. Owner Jason Ruff named the diner after both his great-grandmothers, and uses their recipes.

The menu and atmosphere are the perfect mix to stir up a recipe for success fit for a king.

Background texture by Jai Johnson added for artistic effect.


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Autumn Moonrise ...



“... I wanna go and bounce the moon
Just like a toy balloon…

You make me feel so young
You make me feel there are songs to be sung
And bells to be rung
And a wonderful fling to be flung …”

           ~ “You Make Me Feel So Young”
     ~ 1946 popular song composed by
         Josef Myrow, lyrics by Mack Gordon
         ~ recorded by the wonderful Frank Sinatra
                              ~ 1956
 The rising moon of a beautiful mid-November evening indeed looks the size of a toy balloon you could bounce over the Central Range of Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania.

Background texture by Jai Johnson added for artistic effect.