Welcome to a full week of photographs! Photo Spot Week will feature one photograph a day from February 21st through to February 27th. The fifth in this series is an image from the past in the present: The Marietta Diner. It doesn’t matter when I took the picture, it’s timeless!
A perfect image for a Foodie Friday, this vintage eatery has been a gem along the I75 Highway in Georgia since 1995! But it features a roadside diner prefab building from much earlier. But more on that later.
It was a cloudy day when I snapped this pic and it made for good lighting for the subject. The building was all white, glass and chrome with many reflective surfaces. I let things wash out a bit to further accent the monochrome nature of the structure. The end result is otherworldly and retro.
Curbed had this to say about these wonderful roadside masterpieces: “Existing in a unique nexus of culture, culinary evolution, and construction history, diners offer simplicity and standardization by design. Built to be everywhere, they come from ‘nowhere’ (an assembly line), and serve as a spiritual precursor to modern takes on prefab, mass-manufactured spaces. The American Diner Museum defines these humble restaurants as “prefabricated structures built at an assembly site and transported to a permanent location for installation to serve prepared food.” And if I may add, they look good to!