Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A Break from the Festivities to consider American Culture


Real snow as against the pretend stuff.




Looking east.



More of the diner in New Jersey.

Garden State brickface on the walls. Bows.
We are welcomed inside.


Since we are no longer young, we don't care if the breakfast will kill us. Butter. Syrup. Bacon. Sausage. Eggs. Pancakes. Sugar. Glasses of water to swill all this down with.
Diner coffee.
We are in heaven.

The George Washington Bridge is majestic and spans the equally majestic Hudson River which has suitably American proportions. Nothing tame and Thames-like here.

A rather dark and threatening "Blackbird" sits atop the Intrepid to remind us........I'm not quite sure of what.


17 comments:

  1. About the Blackbird - (SR-71), now a relic of the Cold War ... It carried no bombs nor guns, just cameras but ...

    When the SR-71 was retired in 1990, one was flown from Palmdale, CA, to go on exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution.

    It set a coast-to-coast speed record at an average 2,124 mph. The entire trip eook 68 minutes and 17 seconds.

    The SR-71 also holds the record for flying from New York to London in 1 hour 54 minutes, set on 1 September 1974.

    For comparison, the best commercial Concorde flight time was 2 hours 52 minutes, and the Boeing 747 averages 6 hours 15 minutes.

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  2. You do so well capturing shadows. Like the railway testle best.

    The tantalizing thing is not always to know the source of light, but the effect of light. Edgar Degas

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  3. LOL! - the breakfast was my fav! - I'm so on your train with that one!

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  4. Mmmm nothing beats diner food. AND THE SNOW!

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  5. Love your shots...and the falling snowflakes....so peaceful...thanks...

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  6. Yes, Bill, that is one quick aeroplane, but I am much more attracted to that Garden State breakfast.

    Elizabeth, isn't this evening's delicate light snow beautiful?

    xp

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  7. Hey! It's snowing over here! I love it! And that glorious breakfast is making me sooo hungry!

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  8. Oh Elizabeth..you are so funny, about the breakfast picture..but I dont think I am so young or older too..and I am still eating a heavier breakfast than you. Our typical local breakfast will kill anyone if eaten daily..or in my case, stays in the thighs..forever hahaha..So lovely to have real snow. I am sure my kids will love, though we'll probably be huddling together most of the time :D

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  9. Elizabeth, your comment about suitably American proportions for the bridge made me giggle. No tame Thames crossings for us, huh? Even our rivers are bigger!

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  10. Your attitude about breakfast is wonderful...I think I'll take it up myself!

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  11. The snowflakes are delightful, so long as they do't water-down that breakfast coffee!

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  12. Bigger may not be better, but it certainly makes for good pictures!

    I miss American diners almost more than anything. All-day breakfast is a very comforting thing.

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  13. Swoons at the thought of a diner breakfast. Eggs! Pancakes! Bacon! Oh joy!

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  14. This post made me smile. Like Bee, I miss my 24-hour diner breakfasts. Not that I ate that many of them, mind you. It was just nice knowing I could get a good old-fashioned breakfast when I wanted one. I like your fake snow on top of real snow :-)

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  15. Glad for the tour Elizabeth.

    Now t hose cows look out of place!

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  16. How much do I love these photos! And the snow.
    I finally have time to catch up, and your blog doesn't disappoint!

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