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The Magic Lamp Inn

Roadside Americana

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 44mm ISO 200 1/20 f/14 Lr4, TpzSim; PsCS6

A fixture on Foothill Boulevard (Route 66) in Rancho Cucamonga since 1955, with live music in the lounge four nights a week, and menu items like jumbo crab cocktail, Caesar salad tossed table side and Chateaubriand for two carved table side with both Bordelaise and Bernaise sauce, the Magic Lamp Inn is a throwback to an earlier time.

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The Hat At Dusk

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 18mm ISO 1250 1/100 f/16 Lr4

Here is another outpost of The Hat (my last Hat post), this one is located on old Route 66 in Glendora, California.  I was out in the parking lot and on the sidewalk capturing images while Judy was inside, getting us a grilled cheese sandwich.  The folks inside were apparently mystified why some guy would be outside taking photos of their restaurant.  Easy answer: The Hat is an iconic roadside eatery with great graphics, and we dig their menu of foods that our medical practioners would tell us to avoid.

 


Church On The Green

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 18mm ISO 250 3-bkts f/16 Lr4, HEP1, TpzSim; PsCS5

A typical winter day in Southern, California.   Church of Jesus Christ, Latter Day Saints, on old Route 66 in Glendora, CA; the San Gabriel mountains in the background.


White On Blue 1961 Corvette

Car Show Fortnight

Nikon D7000 18-135mm @ 28mm ISO 800 3-bkts f/16 Lr3; HEP1

This beauty is a classic design harking back to the Corvette’s origins.  This is a very close approximation of what “Todd Styles” and “Buzz Murdoch” would have been driving around the country in “Route 66” in 1961.  There is no shortage of white haired men at the Corvette shows, which is expected since very few other people could afford to have as a priority in their lives, acquiring and caring for a Corvette (classic or contemporary), but there still is plenty of life in both the entusiasts and the cars.  If you Google “Martin Milner” in Google Images you will note that if “Todd Styles” was still tooling around in a Corvette every day, he would also have silver hair, reality having caught up with the idealized life.