007: “Seriously, Moneypenny… what kind of place did you send me to this time?”
Moneypenny: “Do be a sport, James – M16’s budget is ever so tight, and… you received a substantial AAA discount.”
007: “My room smells of chowder, the air conditioning is on the fritz and these towels are really scratchy! AND I suspect my Vodka Martini has been stirred, not shaken!”
Moneypenny: “Oh, James.”
– neither Sean Connery nor Lois Maxwell
*Disclaimer – I’m sure this is a very nice place. The above is purely fictional and intended to be humorous. Really.*
About this image: digital photograph, moderately modified
Sigh… I love old timey motels. I dream of traveling across the country w/ my husband (our daughters safely w. the grandparents), wandering wherever whim takes us, stopping along route at mom & pop establishments. Sunning by the (chainlinked fenced in) pool, sipping ice cold cheap beer, my ratty cowboy hat shielding the sun from my eyes. Sigh… A girl can dream, anyway.
This is my dream as well!
For some reason I can never relax on trips… I’m always worrying about getting lost, or the transmission exploding, etc. etc. etc.
Has anyone seen where I put my meds?!
I love it. It makes me yearn for a road trip.
Oh shush, lol.
Tootsie Fruits! 🙂
Grr! I love random signs as art, but I apparently don’t have the eye for them at all, because even in all of my 6-hour walks around the city, I’m not sure I’ve taken more than 3 photos like this.
That’s probably because there is so much to see there! This sign (in the middle of some vacant parking lots near the interstate) stands out quite a bit. 🙂
Diamonds may be forever BUT chocolate is this girl’s best friend… 😉 Cool shot! Are you hangin’ out in the wrong era??
I think Annabelle would agree with you…
I have to be in the right mood for chocolate (yeah, I’m weird like that)!
And ALWAYS, M.P. – I’m still in grunge phase, you know. 🙂
Stirred not shaken??? OUTRAGEOUS!!!
I bet he never stays at Dimonds again…
It’s just not right!
You did a good job getting an into the sun photo without the sign being just a silhouette
Thanks, Tony –
it was basically a LOT of bracketing…
So you used algebra?
Sounds more like Archer. Nice shot.
Thanks much, sir! I’m trying to remind myself to add SOME color…
I love these colours
You caught the humor 🙂
I like the sun peeking through the sign.
There are worse things to be caught!
I was pretty happy with how that turned out… it took a few tries…
what a cool shot. i love the light.
Thanks, U.M. – it was so nice outside that day! 🙂
It sparkles! Nicely taken and also like how it goes well with the polaroid format you used to frame the picture with.
Thank you very much, sir… every now and then back-lighting seems to do some interesting things… I think it worked out okay on this one…
I think that sign was spelled wrong Di’s Mounds…strip club right??
Right across the street from the Bada Bing…
Looks a little Norman Bates-ish for my liking 🙂
Mother says that’s not true at all, Lynn! 🙂
So… you’re not interested in checking out that vacancy? 🙂
The image is radiating heat and it’s making me thirsty! Hey Bartender…an ice cold beer, please….
love the sunflare! did you use a filter to get that?
*glug glug glug*
Thanks, J.G. – not on this one… it just kinda’ worked out that way! 🙂
I think the word we’re going for is “charming” and “quaint.” probably situated on an “idyllic” lake overlooking a “picturesque” meadow.
Absolutely! All the amenities of home.. can likely be found… elsewhere!
Thank you so very much for stopping by, Candice! I really appreciate that! 🙂
Neat angle and lighting on this one. I really like those old 50’s style signs. They have so much character.
Me, too! I’m always happy when I come across one… and even happier if I have a camera with me at the time! 🙂
Diamonds might be forever, but not, apparently, neon signs.
you said it, S.E.! It might be about time to have this one re-polished! 🙂
Cool shot S-I-G!
Thanks very much, Lynn! That’s very kind of you! 🙂
wonderful blog, so glad I found you!
That is very kind, thank you! AND thank you very much for stopping by, too! 🙂
Di_monds Motel is the perfect name for such a classy establishment.
it’s very exclusive. Or so I hear. They wouldn’t let me in. 🙂
LOVE this shot!! So retro.
Thank you very much, Mr. B!
That’s kinda’ what I was going for, so I’m happy to hear it kinda’ worked!