Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Lunch at the Paddock Mall food court

36 comments:

Hilda said...

This could be any food court here. Except maybe for the hair color! ;)

Lee Spangler said...

I'd rather see one of your mom and pop restaurants. I want accents and regionalism. Re: The "State Theater". My dad's office was at 63rd and Halsted near State Sreet. The theater was beautiful but the neighborhood got to dangerous. There was a riot at the showing of "Blackboard Jungle"

Don and Krise said...

Is this anyone we know??

James said...

They look thrilled to death by the culinary delights. :)

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Hello Jacob,This is a nice shot !! Even i enjoy a lot in Sub Way .We have one in Jaipur Itself.The Kid Is So Cute !!Unseen Rajasthan

Olivier said...

cool, bon appétit ;o)

Vogon Poet said...

Cute kid. Her hair has the color of the sign!

Small City Scenes said...

Hey Froots!!!
The little one doesn't look too happy. Maybe it's the food. LOL MB

Paula said...

Looks like a nice place.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I guess this is unusual. I have never seen anyone with hair that red in my life. So it must be colored. She fits right in the decor.

cieldequimper said...

Subway is slowly coming to France. Froots sounds cool, what is it? Do you think that lady is Irish? Accentuating the redness and adding that tattoo ;-)?

Cezar and Léia said...

"No mommy I want to go to the MC Donalds!!!Please!"
LOL
Beautiful shot!I need to confess that I like this kind of place but I always order a cappuccino and a chocolate pie, if it is possible ! LOL

oh my friend, I think I need to learn how to exercise with my friend Lois Anne! I'm her fan!

Jim K said...

Does she work at NCIS? I like the name Froots.

brattcat said...

This is a really interesting capture, Jacob...With the brilliant red under the red Froots sign and that white blonde under the pale subway sign.

Leif Hagen said...

The little girl is so cute! I just hope her hair doesn't turn out fire engine red when she's older ...

B SQUARED said...

Nice red hair! Contrasts beautifully with her green tattoo.

Dusty Lens said...

I know about eating fresh at Subway, but never heard of Froots. Wow, that is a vibrant redhead of hair!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The first thing I noticed was the orange hair. LOL Then I saw the green tattoo. I guess this young woman craves attention, eh?

Memphis MOJO said...

Actually, I like the hair color. Sometimes you see cherry which I like even more. Wonder how I'd look, um, no, let's don't go there. Women and children might be watching.

Nice shot (as usual).

Lois said...

Working around art and theatre students, I see hair like that every day and I'm still not used to it! I like the little girl's hair much better.

jusdealem said...

There is so much to love about this scene...Froots; awesome. Her hair; freakishly awesome. The clover tattoo; WTH? awesome. The little girl's indiffernce to her non-kid friendly lunch; absolutely awesome. I would summerize to say, Awesome capture, Jacob!

Daryl said...

Nice slice of life vignette!

Jacob said...

@ All - Froots is kinda of a mishmash - they offer a variety of wraps and various icy fruit drinks. I do know the machine that mixes the drinks is very loud!

Jacob said...

@ Don & Krise - Nope. They are "unknowns."

Jacob said...

@ Lee - Yes, it was a bit scary in the late 60s, too! But, on Saturday morning things were usually fairly calm. Still...do you remember the Black P. Stone Rangers?

Virginia said...

I didn't know Raggedy Ann had a baby!

tapirgal said...

Yuck. Reminds me of trying to get edible food in an airport - at least in the U.S.

bfarr said...

Her hair is the same color as that sign. Interesting.

magiceye said...

the food does not seem to be interesting to those at the table! great capture of the moment!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

what a portrait. such interesting details and so Americana

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

WOW! Check out that hair-did that froots sign go with that hair?

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

cool capture! Did I say that?

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Nice people shot! It tells a lot about food (un)culture.

Blognote said...

Great capture of details in this fast-food "paradise..."!!

Antjas said...

Way too much food for a little kid. No wonder America has more obese people than any other country. I also wonder if this is the bored to death Nanny. But Jacob, wowser, did you realize that you caught a lady breast feeding in the background? Nigh unto pornographic. Oops, I take that back, it's just a bottle.

Jacob said...

@ Antjas - I don't think that was the nanny, 'cause daddy came back after a bit...at first I thought that lady was breastfeeding, too, but after a closer look...no...

No purveyor of porn am I, yet. ;-)

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