Saturday, December 26, 2009

Weekend Reflections - Georgetown Icon

It's time once again for Weekend Reflections, graciously hosted each week by James at Newtown Area Photo. Be sure to visit and see some beautiful photography from around the world. I got a new camera for Christmas (guess DH got tired of me borrowing his) We set out the Saturday after Christmas to try it out. These are some shots of a Georgetown icon, the Monument Diner. This favorite local diner quickly outgrew it's original location and the owners built a new restaurant right up the road. They did a wonderful job of recreating it, just enlarged it and added more parking. The old building is sitting unused at the moment, but will soon be renewed as a local market selling locally grown produce, dairy and meat. I can't wait!


Make sure to stop by and say hello to James and see what everyone is sharing this week!

36 comments:

eileeninmd said...

I love the old style diners. You captured some great reflecitons in the windows. Thanks for visiting my blog.

cieldequimper said...

Perfect for reflections, love the architecture! Hope you had a great Christmas.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Kat! I see you are enjoying your new camera! What an interesting photo...cool reflections! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas!! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie
PS...How fun that you had snow! I'm jealous!

Bonnie Bonsai said...

that is stylish and i like the square glass collage... look at those houses reflected on the glass windows....

Have a wonderful and safe season Kathy. Thanks for coming on board as I do yours.

All the best!

Dimple said...

This is a neat old building, and your photos show it well. Great reflections!
Thanks for visiting!

xinex said...

I love those glass tiles in the building. Glad you got a new camera, nice photos. I hope you and your family continue to enjoy this holiday season, Kathy!...Christine

Cezar and Léia said...

You did a great job, thanks so much for sharing!These pictures are wonderful, cool reflections and adorable place!#Thanks so much for your kind visit in our Bonjour Luxembourg blog.You are so kind!
Leia

James said...

I'm like you. It seems like I'm always sizing up reflections for pictures. I like your shots, they remind me of the place where my wife and I used to eat Saturday breakfast when we lived in Irving TX. It was called The Local Diner. :)

Lori E said...

My husband received a Diners, Dives & Driveins cookbook. We always watch that show as much for the buildings as the food.

awarewriter said...

Nice shots, especially the second. I love glass block when used properly. Diners are neat. I live in NJ where there are probably more diners than anywhere else in the world. Nothing like breakfast in a good diner.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Kat, so glad you got a new camera, your pictures are just wonderful. The old dinner is just fabulous. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. I am down with a cold, but hope to bounce back soon. Hugs, Marty

Lois said...

What a fabulous old building and really neat reflections!

Eden said...

Those are beautiful reflections and the second one is my favorite.

thanks for visiting

wenn said...

that's lovely!

Larry said...

Nice looking photos of the diner I like the shape of the building. Nice Reflections. I got a new camera too. Just 4 Weekend Reflections. Thanks for stopping by This Blog Of Mine.


Weekend Reflections #10

Julie said...

As well as the reflections, it is the shape of this diner that is so adorable!

Health and happiness to you as we travel into 2010.

Martha in PA said...

Congratulations on the new camera... it is always exciting! The old diner is beautiful, and the reflections are great!

Thanks for stopping by!

I wish you a Happy New Year!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Glad you got a new camera, Kathy! These shots are great. And I'm happy for you that the diner is still around and that its previous location will be a local market! Yea! I love local produce.

XO.

Sheila (who is technically on blog break from overdoing it before and during Christmas!) :-)

Gattina said...

It looks very special ! Nice reflections in the windows !

Reader Wil said...

Beautiful reflection, Kathy! I like this building. It's modern but has a nice homely atmosphere!

Woody said...

Cool angle for a shot! Nice reflections!

Lori said...

What a wonderful present a new camera!!!! Those are lovely pictures! Glad they are going to do something with that beautiful building.

By the way, Emily does keep her room pretty clean! She does put a lot of stuff under her bed though!lol

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Kathy!

What a fabulous diner and I'm glad the original one will still be able to be used in a good way.

Enjoy your new camera! I'm still trying to figure the one I got for my birthday out...so much to learn! :-)


PS To answer your question in your comment to me-- I'm not sure where those gingerbread creations were built. My guess is that they were made at each bakery and then transported. They all had a base of some sort

Libby Murphy said...

What would we do without our digital cameras? I remember when the Polaroid came out and we thought that was cool. Glad to see this great space will some be home to such a great venture.
Hope you have a stellar 2010.
Happy Twirls

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

The second picture is perfect for reflections. Happy New Year 2010!

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

Congrats on the new camera!

First, I love that they recreated the first diner only larger and secondly, I love that the original will be used to sell local products. This is a win-win in my book.

Happy New Year!

Melissa Miller said...

That is a really cool looking old diner Kathy. Love the shape and the window.

Happy New Year & Many Blessings!
~Melissa :)

Thérèse said...

A very interesting architecture for a restaurant.
Best wishes for the use of the new Camera! :)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Wow girl now these old buildings I just love glad they are going to do something with it instead of tearing it down as so many do...Many Blessings to you my dear friend in 2010...Its been great getting to know you this past year...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Carol said...

Nice shots..I love the angle on these, and the reflections are great. The new camera is good!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy New Year Sweetie...
It has been a wonderful year in 2009 and I can't wait to see what 2010 brings to each of us.

I love this post. That diner is so beautiful. I would love to just walk right in, sit down and order a burger and fries, I think they are calling me. Thank you as always for sharing.

Here's wishing you happiness, love, prosperity, peace and good health.

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

JennyMac said...

Cool old style building.

Happy New Year Kathy!

Our really empty nest said...

Kathy, thanks so much for stopping by, i got a new camera from the hubs for Christmas too, I am having fun with it! I like how the bathroom turned out too, I have added a few more things in there, you'll have to wait until next year to see, lol. Happy 2010 to you and yours! Sue

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Kathy, I wanted to wish you and yours a glorious 2010 filled with all God's richest blessings!

Happy New Year!

XO,

Sheila :-)

The Muse said...

slipping in...
to whisper (happy new year) :)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What wonderful reflections Kathy.. Happy New Year hugs ~lynne~