zondag 8 mei 2011

A real American Diner

In the Queen Beatrix-parc in Almere is this real American Diner. The owner did a lot of efforts to transport it to our country and to get it placed in the parc.
It is an original from 1939 from the Art-Deco era of the 30's. From 1939 to 1992 it was at the entrance of a cotton factory in Pennsylvania USA. In 1992 the diner moved to Sussex, England where it was fully restored and converted according to European standards. Summer 1993 it functioned as a reception area for investers of an American-style shopping mall in Oberhausen, Germany.

Diners can now no longer be exported from America because it is protected cultural heritage.
I like them very much, on our tours through the USA we have seen a lot of them, specialy at route 66.
Look at their website here 

9 opmerkingen:

  1. An unusual peice of architecture with an interesting history.Lovely to have this close to home.

    Enjoy your day!

  2. It does have an interesting history and you are lucky to have this one now that they are protected. Hope the food is good.

  3. how great! just love diners but we have so few left now....you are lucky!! have a great sunday!!

  4. Shiny place... And the set looks so 50's...

  5. wow! thats sooo cool! here in cambridge i photographed one that looks like this a little! (but only from the outside).
    did you go there? do they also serve real american food?
    i also like thos reeeeaaaall american diners.. :)

  6. Very cool! I haven't been to a diner in a very long while. I need to correct that. :)

  7. This looks very familiar to me :) Pretty neat history to go with it.

  8. CaT,
    Yes, it is all american burgers, bagels, milkshakes and a jukebox. I was very hot today, 30 C!, we only took an icecream, a Ben and Jerry's.

  9. Interesting that your country has preserved an American Diner. I have been to many and it is good that they are being preserved, not demolished, wherever they have landed. Looks like "cheeseburger and paradise" to me!