First, I hear you ask, what pray tell is a Googie?
A Googie is a Modern architectural style characterised by space-age graphics, widely angled lines and fanciful motifs.
A Googie is what I thought of back in Australia, when I envisaged an old fashioned diner or thought of the television program Happy Days.
The main drag into the city, only a few blocks from where we live is a lively street called Colfax Avenue. Everything and anything goes down on Colfax! Colfax is also littered with these buildings and signs, with folded eaves, sleek diagonals, long steel supports, glowing neon and mixed in somehow a martini glass, or cartoon character - or both.
In the peak of big auto in America, many people drove for pleasure, stopping when an establishment caught their eye. Colfax Avenue is a street where Googie was used extensively as a marketing tool to draw in customers.
|The sign is not an error, but apparently has been like this for maore than thirty years.|
Denver is a city which has a distinctive look, as their are still many neon signs that are remnants of Googie, unlike so many other American cities. I have found myself pulling over many a time - to get a closer look. The Googie is a fantastic theme for a photographic essay...........
|Since 1957, an enormous cowboy has helped hungry folks find this diner.|