I did my research before going to Savannah Georgia so I knew that I wanted to photograph the Streamliner Diner. Savannah has endless photo opportunities, especially in the Historic District. There are so many of those beautiful Old South homes and other buildings, but this diner really stood out for me. I had walked by earlier in the day and thought that it might look better as a night shot. Looking back, I think I was right. There is something foreboding and ominous about the appearance of this place at night, while during the day it looks much more ordinary. I was quite alone when taking this photo. While the odd person would walk by, and cars would come and go, I felt a bit odd. Not that I felt at risk or anything bad, like I said in the title, it was like a sense of disquiet in this darkness.I kept looking behind me, even though I knew that no one was there. Perhaps it’s because when you walk around Savannah at night, the beautiful old homes look like your typical Hollywood inspired haunted home. Since I had been walking all night photographing these places, it’s a small wonder I felt a little paranoid.
The Streamliner Diner was constructed in 1938 in Worcester, Mass. After it was built, the diner was shipped to Newport, New Hampshire and was a fixture there for close to thirty-three years. The diner was moved to Savannah in 1990, and later that year the Art Deco Societies of America honored the Savannah College of Art and Design for its restoration of the old Streamliner Diner. The college now owns and operates the diner, which is open for breakfast and lunch. It is located on Henry street just a short walk from Forsyth Park.
Jordan here I come!
I’m really thrilled to announce that I’ll be heading on a new adventure, to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan! I’ll be touring the entire country in a photo filled 2 week trip in April, and I can’t wait to share some of my photographs with you here on my blog. I’ll be visiting the Dead Sea, the historic ruins of Petra that was established sometime around the 6th century BC, the capital city of Amman, the Red Sea, and so many more incredible places. If any of my awesome readers have had the pleasure of visiting Jordan, and have any tips, I’d appreciate hearing your thoughts. It’s my first trip to the Middle East, and I’m eager to learn more about the culture and customs of the Jordanian people. I can’t wait!
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i want to go eat there… but i would definitely do it during the day. I don’t want to be looking behind me all the time :)
Gorgeous creepy picture Ken
Camels & Chocolate says
Such a pretty, eerie town. I’m so ashamed that I grew up in the South, spent 21 straight years in Tennessee and, yet, have only been to Savannah for a few short hours while driving through to Charleston.
Justin Hamlin says
Awesome picture, Savannah is definitely on my list of places to see, and CONGRATS on the Jordan trip, sounds amazing!
We’re in Savannah right now and loving it. It’s such a gorgeous town. I am working on getting our photography put together here. I don’t think I’ve noticed this diner. Is it the one that’s at the edge of town created by the SCAD kids?
Been to Jordan numerous times as my parents lived there for a while. Taxis are probably the thing that I would tell you to watch out for the most, negotiate a fare before getting in and NEVER accept the meter, otherwise they’ll take you on a tour of the city :) Besides that be ready for great food, great culture and some amazingly unique scenery. Looking forward to your pics. And oh yeah be ready to bargain for pretty much everything :)
Been to Jordan numerous times as my parents lived there for a while. I would say watch out for taxis, negotiate a far before getting in and NEVER accept the meter because they will take you on a tour of the city :) Besides that be prepared to enjoy some great food, great culture and amazingly unique scenery. Looking forward to your pics.
art lover says
After viewing the picture of the Streamliner in the night setting I would like to see the contrast in the daylight. You do set yourself up to take some mind blowing pictures. And now JORDAN!!! Congratulations.
The NVR Guys says
Gaby is freakin’ crazy to want to eat there. :) That place looks so creepy I can imagine the only thing being served up is human brains.
Have a great time in Jordon. Can’t wait to see the pictures.
Carlos Garcia says
Great photo! Looks like something out of a Batman movie set! What a fantastic opportunity to go to Jordan! Looking forward to your artistic take on that part of the world!
Caz Makepeace says
I love Savannah! I’ve never seen this diner though. Walking around at night is quite eerie with the historic homes.
Have a wonderful time in Jordan- can’t wait to hear about it. It’s a place I really want to go.
Christy @ Technosyncratic says
Cool photo! And I’m excited to see the photographic results of your trip to Jordan; I’ve never been, but I imagine it’s beautiful.
This is soo cool !! I really enjoyed reading this. Thanks so much for your photos! Good Design !
jason balcom says
Wow! This looks nothing like the Streamliner in the daytime! For those wondering where this place is…….its located on the corner of Henry Street and Barnard Street I believe. Kind of on the outskirts of downtown SAV. Its across the street from a lot of the SCAD buildings.
Andy @ Wedding Photography Buckinghamshire says
Great photos. I love the way you have used the available light, great atmosphere
Luai Al-Masri says
Hey, really great pictures, and now its tempting to know that you’re at Petra waiting for some great night shots!
Would love to see all your shots there and not only one please! I do live in Amman – Jordan and would love to help you in anything needed. Also, don’t miss Jerash, you’ll get great pictures there.
Enjoy your stay :)
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Steve Fisher says
I’ve sat outside that Diner when it was in Newport NH waiting for Melvin Kemp to get there to open, so I could start serving coffe and eggs and bacon for the Hunters breakfast season.
Savannah College of Art and Design was lucky to conduct the mission of the restoration. If you’re interested in Art, check this academic blog https://college-homework-help.org/blog/too-much-homework with many essays devoted to Art and Photography