Friday, December 23, 2016
I'll be heading out of town today, and will probably be gone for four days or so. As usual, there will be new posts for you every day, and I will try to respond to comments when I can.
Say, howsabout some more photos of the Monorail Cafe?
Decisions, decisions. Sure, we could sit at a table or a booth. Or we could sit at the counter. Now a booth provides just a bit of privacy, separating the diner from the rabble. It's the restaurant equivalent of the suburbs. But a counter is where the action is! It's all movement and noise and hubbub! Plus you get to have one of those lamps shining down on you like you're the star of the show. Here's a secret: all of those table sitters are secretly jealous of the counter sitters. It's true! I read it in the Enquirer.
Part of the cafe's "retro" decor included photos of celebrities. Errol Flynn, Clark Gable and Vivian Leigh, Ricky Nelson (I think), aaaaand... gosh, they're getting pretty small... maybe Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn? George Burns and Gracie Allen? Lyle Talbot and Maila Nurmi? Alan Seuss and Ruth Buzzi? I give up.
Here's another view taken on a different day - I believe that Mr. X said that he popped in right when the place opened so that his pictures were not full of people. He loves people, he just doesn't want pictures of them - or to talk to them, or to touch them or hear them, and he certainly does not want to smell them. Other than that, they're great. Say, there are some pictures on the far wall, let's go take a flash picture of them.
So much for flash photography. Still, we can see four familiar photos featuring the Monorail throughout its history, and one photo of the Monorail's ancestor, the plucky little Viewliner.
Stay tuned for more pictures of the Monorail Cafe!