Senryu : neon mixed drinks

martini glass neon in Las Vegas
Taken by InSapphoWeTrust via Wikimedia. She writes, “Fremont East is the few blocks of Fremont Street just east of Las Vegas Boulevard. It is home to a few vintage neon signs as seen here, curated by the Neon Museum Las Vegas. Additionally it is home to some new hangouts, including Insert Coin(s), a bar that happens to be filled with a few dozen vintage arcade video games and newer video game consoles.” Jan. 2, 2013.
martini in lights
open 24 hours
Pepsi Cola shines

senryu by M. LaFreniere

My friend Tammy does a weekly neon lights photo challenge so I wanted to participate.Tammy has a thing for neons so she’s been collecting them for years. Me? I like neons but I’m not out at night a lot and generally don’t take neons during the day.  Neons are sooo cool during the night are they? I love the way they glow.

This week is Tammy’s Neon Photo Challenge is cup-shaped or glass-shaped and I don’t have either.  I thought I had a cafe one but it turned out to have a windmill because their name was Dutch. Arrrgggh.


Mel's Drive-In with young woman in roller skates holding a shake
Neon sign for Mel’s Drive-In and “celebrity bar” in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, California The restaurant, part of a small California chain of diners, is located in the historic Max Factor building that includes a beauty salon whose client list at one time included Jean Harlow, Bette Davis, and most of the leading movie actresses in Hollywood.; Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith’s America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.; Forms part of: Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith’s America Project in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive.; Gift; The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation in memory of Jon B. Lovelace; 2012. via Wikimedia

All the photos today are not mine.  They are from Wikimedia and Unsplash where people share them, allowing publication rights.  I hope you enjoy them.

I’ll check with Tammy if I can add my post to the challenge although the photos are not mine but I have attributed and named the source correctly and the copyrights on them allow publication. Crossing my fingers.  I hope if you have cup or glass neon photos, you will join the challenge.

Mondays Weekly Neon Sign Photography Challenge
June 10, 2019: cup or glass shape

coffee cup neon size, Public market sign in the background
Pike Place Public Market Historic District. In the foreground, the coffeecup neon sign for Seattle’s Best Coffee in the Sanitary Market building, at the corner of Pine Street (which we are looking along) and Post Alley. by Prashkan90, June 3, 2012 via Wikimedia
A view of a neon sign of a cannabis coffee shop in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. by Massimo Catarinella, September 26. 2008, via Wikimedia
coffee cup and saucer neon light iwth open 24 hours
“Morning Call” cafe in Metairie, Louisiana. Neon sign at night. by Flickr photographer johnwk / John Krupsky, December 26, 2005, via Wikimedia
Pepsi Cola neon sign with bottle in front of skyscrapers
Photo by Bassem Abdelsayed via Unsplash

You can use the Amazon search bar to do a search as I did with “vintage neon signs book”. The results can vary on different days. Today I wasn’t suprised to see Vintage Neon by Len Davidson with more than 350 vintage neon photographs including some from his Neon Museum of Philadelphia pieces. However I didn’t see Seltzer’s Vintage Signs of America or Sonderman’s Route 66 Roadside Signs and Advertisements which looked like good books filled with neon photography too. Oh well, maybe next time.

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