D is for Drive-ins (And Celebrate the Small Things!)

D is for Drive-ins!

So, I don’t usually turn to photos/pictures for inspiration, but a little while ago, I had an idea for something in a story, and I wanted to see if I could find an actual visual representation, to get a sense if the idea was actually viable.

The idea was for a character to come across an abandoned drive-in movie theatre. And when I started to look for images, I found tons of fantastic shots. This one is my favourite.

 Photo from: http://www.afterimagegallery.com/kanzlerdrivein.htm

It’s an abandoned drive-in in New Jersey, taken by Owen Kanzler. I absolutely loved how the trees were basically swallowing up the screen. Pretty, but also quite morose as well.

And, on another note, it’s Friday! Which means it’s time to celebrate the small things.

Hosted by Viklit, this is a great weekly chance to talk about the small things worth celebrating in life!

Keeping this short so the post doesn’t get too long. This week I’m celebrating:

  • The first week of A to Z! Having lots of fun, and enjoying visiting other blogs…some great themes out there.

  • This weekend is my birthday! Don’t know what we’re doing yet, but I have the weekend off, and so does my husband, and that never happens, so I’m definitely looking forward to it, =)  

What are you celebrating this week?

    7 Responses so far.

    1. Sarah Chafin says:
      What an interesting picture!
    2. Brandon Ax says:
      So awesome look post-apocalyptic. I bet that was some great inspiration.

      Brandon Ax: Writer's Storm

    3. N J Magas says:
      Wow, I never would have ever thought that was a drive-in if you hadn't pointed it out. The screen is, as you say, almost completely swallowed up. Very cool!
    4. S.K. Anthony says:
      Wow, that is so cool. I enjoyed going to drive-in movies as a kid so I can really appreciate this pic, I love it! And have a wonderful birthday, Mere! 🙂
    5. T. Drecker says:
      Happy Birthday! That picture is amazing. I remember going to those as a kid and wish there were more of them around today. My kids would love them.
    6. M says:
      As a kid I loved going to the drive-in…sadly they are all gone where I grew up and the one I took my own kids to is now gone.

      Great photo though….I love the trees engulfing the screen and the brush growing where the parking spaces used to be.
      Happy A-Z April!

    7. VikLit says:
      Ooh hope you had a good birthday!