Tuesday, June 10, 2008

"More Googie Wonders"

See article below.




11 comments:

Ohighway said...

It all takes me back in time. I was gazing at that "Wonder Bowl" picture at the top. Not only is the architecture interesting, but I was checking out the cars in the parking lot. That's a 59' Ford station wagon first in line. As a young boy I wasn't so much into baseball and such, but I LOVED cars. I could name every make and model. And at that point in time the styles of the cars were as futuristic as those buildings!

Ohighway said...

Here's an interesting piece. Looks like someone tried to illegally bulldoze one of these places, and got stopped midway.
I -think- I saw it in the movie "Bounce" this past weekend. Evidently it had been in various movies over the years.

http://www.roadsidepeek.com/roadusa/southwest/california/socal/socaleats/socalcoffeeshop/johniesbroiler/index.htm

Ohighway said...

http://www.roadsidepeek.com/roadusa/southwest/california/socal/socaleats/socalcoffeeshop/johniesbroiler/index.htm

Ohighway said...

Sorry, the link kept getting truncated. Try this:

http://www.roadsidepeek.com/preserv/2002/johniesbroiler/

Capcom said...

Wow, that's incredible! How could they tear down a Bob's Big Boy?! Notice the infrastructure I-beams of the butterfly roof -- classic. Thanks for the link! Oddly, even if the link gets truncated, if you swipe and copy down to the next line, and plug it into the window, it only pastes the link and works OK.

I know, cars then were so awesome, they had nose cones and fins on them just like rockets! :-) I love those old cars. And bench seats, my bad back hates bucket seats. :-p

Capcom said...

Oops, looking at the site again, I see that it's not a Big Boy...but it was still a great old classic joint. :-(

Ohighway said...

My two oldest boys just informed me that -Capcom- is a company that makes some of the best video games. Resident Evil 4, Megaman, Megabot and others....

http://www.capcom.com/

Capcom said...

Heh, yeah, funny about that. Sometimes bloggers will ask me if that's what my blog tag is supposed to be. :o)

Ohighway said...

Just something you might get a kick out of here.... Send your name to the moon!
http://lro.jhuapl.edu/NameToMoon/index.php

Capcom said...

Excellent! Thanks! :-D

James said...

I would like to say that you really made my day, it's wonderful when you just look around the web
and find something like this, reminds me of that ''How to make a dinner for a romantic...'' by Elsa Thomas,
you're a wonderful writer let me tell you!!! ñ_ñ

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