In-N-Out Burger, somewhere in California
I had all sorts of ideas swirling through my head on this one, even as recently as early this evening. One angle I seriously considered was fast food. What could be more American than a retro-style hamburger or hot dog stand?
A little restaurant and soda fountain in Magdalena, New Mexico
Or how about Coke memorabilia and other items from a bygone era in American popular culture?
Ultimately, though, I decided on pictures of a place with "U.S.A." in the name. Loosely inspired by Marceline, Missouri circa 1900, it's a street that millions of people walk or ride down every year. Sometimes they are in a hurry to get to the end of it. They barely look around as they pass the fire station, the opera house, the movie theatre and all those shops.
Other times, they hang out in the street or at its edge, waiting for something to happen. Or they wander around, looking or shopping and hanging out. This street rewards such attention with lots of fun, funny or nostalgic touches.
If you're there at the right time of day, there will be a parade, or even a band concert, like this one on the Fouth of July, 2003.
And at Christmas the place can be pretty magical.
So where is this street? Do you even have to ask? This is Main Street U.S.A. at Disneyland. All the Disney theme parks have something like it, but this is the one Walt Disney himself oversaw, and actually walked (or drove) on. He even had an apartment above the fire department.
Walt is long gone, but it's still a pretty cool place, and very American. I want to go back there, as soon as possible!
Now go see what the other Robins have done with this great topic:
Round Robin Linking List
Links on the word "Posted" are to the specific entries.
Pandora's Bazaar - Posted!
Ellipsis...Suddenly Carly - Posted!
Outpost Mâvarin - Posted!
Julie's Web Journal - Posted!
RetrospectUSA - Posted!
Inside The Gilded Cage - Posted!
My Photos - Posted!
Brad ***Welcome, New Member***
we.is - Posted!
The Daily Warrior - Posted!
New Suzanne R's Life - Posted!
(sometimes) photoblog - Posted!
MOMENTS TO REMEMBER - Posted!
Janet ***Welcome, new member***
Fond of photography - Posted!
My life and pictures - Posted!
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