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Oldest operating Mc Donalds, est. 1953, Downey, CA
Oldest operating Mc Donalds, est. 1953, Downey, CA

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Challenge: Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX30
Location: Downey, CA
Date: Jul 6, 2011
Aperture: F 4.3
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Photojournalism, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Jul 6, 2011

I had just submitted my Sepia challenge for the revitalized Johnies Broiler and car hop, when the same night the challenge for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives was announced. Luckily Downey is rich in fast food history, including the first Taco Bell and Frisco Burger Car Hop! As they conserve energy by limiting the time the sign stays lighted, I had to settle for a morning sunlight pic. Hope you enjoy the mini fast-food lesson!

Place: 36 out of 57
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08/22/2011 12:57:08 AM
We used to live not far from here at all, drove by it (and ate at it) frequently. This would be in 1962 or so. Thanks for the memories. And, BTW, I'm a Westfalia guy myself, though not any longer sadly. But I have owned maybe 12 VW vans, of which 8 were Westfalias...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/11/2011 09:13:47 AM
they sold exactly 500'000'000? changing those signs must get expensive! J/K I like the placement of the classic truck!
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07/10/2011 06:38:53 PM
Nice angle on the sign with how it points to the golden arches.
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07/10/2011 04:09:00 PM
Nice, I wish they all had this old style. That's what Mickey D's looked like when I worked there in the late 60's.
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07/10/2011 11:58:25 AM
I remember going to this place as a kid :) Nice job with this although my personal taste would be for a little less of an HDR look (understand the light might have been harsh). For the future, I don't think you would have violated any advanced rules by cloning out that light on the left. Good luck!
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07/08/2011 07:51:26 PM
I was wondering if anyone would include McD's. I'm glad that you did this with the old one around.
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07/08/2011 12:52:38 AM
There's something I like about those original style walk up McDonald's. I see they have Speedy the hamburger guy on the billboard. I read that McDonald's quit using him as a mascot early on because he looked too similar to Speedy the Alka-seltzer boy. Not a good association for them to be making.
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