Abandoned Diner

Posted by Laurie (New Jersey, United States) on 13 April 2009 in Architecture and Portfolio.

This is an abandoned diner I have passed a few times and have wanted to stop and take a couple of shots. I did just that a couple of weeks ago. I only had the chance to get 2 shots because the wind was so relentless I was getting pelted by gravel and I had difficultly just keeping my balance. I am determined to go back and get more before it is razed or fixed up.

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Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

so sad ........ but imagine the life here !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

13 Apr 2009 5:43am

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

great shot I wonder what it was like in it hey day

13 Apr 2009 8:21am

Cat from PARIS, France

Love that lonely and abandoned atmosphere !

13 Apr 2009 9:20am

Lesley from Lincoln, United States

Looks like something from a Stephen King novel!! Creepy. Nice capture and composition, Laurie.

13 Apr 2009 11:19am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

What a classic diner! Great photo. It's sad these are mostly all falling by the wayside across America. But your photo will keep the memories alive.

13 Apr 2009 11:24am

Pao from Manila, Philippines

oh, what a sad looking photo. :( how did you get it to look like it's glowing?

13 Apr 2009 11:33am

Marcie from United States

Great find! Altho it's clearly been abandoned for awhile..I can almost see the glow of the shiny green chrome.

13 Apr 2009 11:45am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Your processing of this shot is terrific.

13 Apr 2009 11:54am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Oh! How totally cool! This shot is fantastic...I love the decay, and yet the green trim still comes through as it were new.

13 Apr 2009 12:59pm

Charles from New York, United States

I vote for fixing it up! What a great place and nice capture. If the owners ever decide to fix it this picture would be priceless! Nice capture Laurie.

13 Apr 2009 1:28pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Oh this looks like a fabulous place to explore & shoot! This puts me in the mind of the photography by Ben Willmore-He has some cool stuff he's done on Route 66
I am really looking forward to when you can post some more of this!

13 Apr 2009 1:49pm

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

I love abandoned buildings, too bad there aren't any good ones around here! The structure and all the details of a run down building are so great to capture and I like this one very much!

13 Apr 2009 2:00pm

EYES WIDE SHUT from The library of my soul, United Kingdom

The jaded hopes and dreams lie dormant. What a great shot, so characterful and sad

13 Apr 2009 2:49pm

Monte Stevens from Westerville, United States

Nice image and will look forward to more images. Surprisingly this image brought about the desire for a malt! Chocolate malt!

13 Apr 2009 3:04pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Great shot under harsh conditions, so sad to see it run down like this, I wonder what its fate will be

13 Apr 2009 3:12pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, USA, United States

ooh! beautifully found and captured!! this could be in some horror movie or something!! ;) you should claim finders rights!

13 Apr 2009 3:36pm

k@ from France

Can picture the guyz and gals by the time it was crowded..... love that !

13 Apr 2009 4:14pm

Daryl from Amagasaki, Japan

An intriguing location...

13 Apr 2009 4:22pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

It would be cool to get shots of the inside. It is crumbling beautifully.

13 Apr 2009 4:25pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

very cool - you must go back and take more pictures. Old structures like this are such fun to take pictures of, and this one looks like it has plenty of wonderful details to capture......
I love the sky in this shot....

13 Apr 2009 4:29pm

peter from new york, United States

it really has a sense of frailty and despair. excellent capture laurie!

13 Apr 2009 4:31pm

dobbino from Cape Town, South Africa

I just hate seeing abandoned buildings, and you have captured the mood perfectly.

13 Apr 2009 4:31pm

zahai from Berlin, Germany

wonderful atmosphere, great light...the grey-ish sky matches the mood perfectly, and the sign is standing out, erect, as if it had a will on it's own, pointing and blaming.

13 Apr 2009 4:36pm

Doum from Saint-Alexandre d'Iberville, Canada

For me, this diner boot makes me think to classic American movies where the action takes place along the 66 highway! Arizona desert! Great find and nice place to shoot. Bravo.

13 Apr 2009 4:37pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Great shot. In its heyday, this place probably served pretty good food.

13 Apr 2009 5:17pm

leopoldin from granada, Spain

Lo que fué y lo que es, a mi también me llaman mucho la atención los sitios abandonado que tuvieron mucha vida ,,,,tiene algo de romántico este great and nostalgic shot.

13 Apr 2009 6:03pm

Christian from Mantes La Jolie, France

Stange place!! Excellent. Love this picture!

13 Apr 2009 6:13pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Les gens partent et les choses restent... triste cette photo....

13 Apr 2009 7:13pm

Peggy M. from somewhere in, France

An abandoned place which is nostalgic and which also pleases me, very beautiful shot, Laurie.

13 Apr 2009 7:53pm

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

cracking image, i bet this was a great place at one time. good coffee and pancakes

13 Apr 2009 8:26pm

Ti from Alpharetta, United States

Looks like a cover-up entrance for military/intellegent secret research lab out in the remote place. The only sign being occupied is that antenna connecting to the world.... (my conspiracy theory... :-))

13 Apr 2009 8:34pm

-1q5yChØt!c- from Persia, Iran

excellent shot

13 Apr 2009 8:47pm

kerfendal from Paris, France

great pic, is Dracula living here !

13 Apr 2009 9:02pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

Love the mood of abandoned places ! excellent shot Laurie !

13 Apr 2009 9:14pm

Man With 101 Names from Hamburg, United States

This looks like the perfect location for a low budget slasher movie ! GREAT CAPTURE !

13 Apr 2009 9:53pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Reminds me of my youth, these were a big deal at the end of road trip. best...jerry

13 Apr 2009 10:08pm

Veronelle from Lens, France

beautifull composition

13 Apr 2009 11:13pm

Fliss from Melbourne Beach, United States

WOW... what a find... would love to own something like this and make it into a little gold mine... I beat with the right amount of $$$$ and the right cook.... you could do wonders here. Love it...

13 Apr 2009 11:17pm

Photosanity from Folsom, United States

Poor poor diner - glad you captured it before its gone - not many left these days. Thanks for sharing.

14 Apr 2009 12:32am

Bob from New Jersey, United States

Where is this place?
Great picture, takes me back to another time. Even the old TV antenna adds to the effect.

14 Apr 2009 1:26am

Walter from Watkinsville, United States

If you can get this good of a photo under those conditions, then by all means, go back and take more. However, they may just not get any better than what you have here.

14 Apr 2009 1:35am

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Nice one! My favorite thing is the antennae on top.

14 Apr 2009 2:02am

One from Açores, Portugal

A good angle of view ! It could be restructured and have it work . :)

14 Apr 2009 2:13am

Barbara from Florida, United States

I agree with Walter. This really is remarkable considering the weather creating obstacles. Often I have run into situations like you described, always wanted to stop, did for a few shots with plans to return and those first images were my best.
This is such a great find to take advantage of for images.

14 Apr 2009 2:24am

Volodia from Mississauga, Canada

Yous captured this very well, I really like the editing that you've done on this photo too.

14 Apr 2009 2:38am

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

I was about ready to say, this would look great in B&W, but I'm rethinking that. You've captured something very stark here. Well done.

Now, where is The Fonz?

14 Apr 2009 2:55am

dik from McAllen, United States

This is fantastic! That structure needs to be restored and used again, so romantic. Great tone and color.

14 Apr 2009 2:56am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Very cool old building... I'd be going back, too. Very nicely done, Laurie!!

14 Apr 2009 3:24am

LauraS from Chico, United States

This is a spectacular shot of a time gone by, a building forgotten, but now remembered. Thanks for sharing this one.

14 Apr 2009 4:15am

Stu from Kyoto, Japan

Such a feeling of desolation here. Very stark and moody scene.

14 Apr 2009 4:23am

JamesC from portland, United States

I like the old vintage look, classic.

14 Apr 2009 5:22am

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

I hate it when dreams are abandoned! A fine shot Laurie!

14 Apr 2009 6:26am

Stunner from Kingston, Jamaica

Fantastic shot Laurie! It certainly is abandoned!

14 Apr 2009 7:35am

Saeed Rasoulof from Tehran, Iran

very nice shot , from interesting palce :)
It seems mysterious . . .

14 Apr 2009 8:02am

BoB from Milano, Italy

I always like abandoned location, great shot indeed

14 Apr 2009 10:18am

Godo from Barcelona, Spain

WOW, Laurie
Great cinematographic shot
NIce compo and brilliant post-procesed
I love this pic, really
;o)

14 Apr 2009 10:44am

Yonatan from Bronx, United States

Pamela, great shot and superb processing to give it just the right effect. There is nothing like breakfast at a good Jersey diner...to bad this one didn't survive.

14 Apr 2009 11:44am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Long time ago somebody had a meal there. A bit creepy, there seems to be a mystery. Cool shot!

14 Apr 2009 12:41pm

jpla from St Barthélémy d'Anjou, France

Bien vu !
JP

14 Apr 2009 2:34pm

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

Love the colors and textures in this one. Anyone for a burger?

14 Apr 2009 2:39pm

Emilio Garcia from Pleasanton, United States

A real "monument" of old Americana. Where else could this be? Beautifully captured.

14 Apr 2009 7:15pm

Bertrand Duhamel from Granby, Canada

Yes... A sign of the times that you beautifully captured. Great photography Laurie !

14 Apr 2009 8:30pm

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

Something about these abandoned places that feels like they want to tell a story. You've captured this well and the story comes over pretty clear.

14 Apr 2009 8:46pm

Claude from United States

A classic diner like there are so few left.
Keep that picture in a safe place.

16 Apr 2009 1:18am

Polydactyle from Montreal, Canada

Ho YES! That's my kind of favorite places! Excellent find!
"A steak with french fries please"

20 Apr 2009 12:51pm

Ricardo from Valencia, Venezuela

Very interesting image! Wonderful treatment! love the color!

15 May 2009 4:38pm

Faust from Everett, WA, United States

Where is this? Great shot!

7 Aug 2013 3:22pm

@Faust: Hi Faust, Thank you! The Diner is on route 22 East in Whitehouse NJ. I do not know if it is still there since I haven't been that way in some time.

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