Thursday, November 12, 2009

Always Open

Always Open, originally uploaded by Dave Delay.

Detail from the 24-hour Red Arrow Diner. Milford, NH.

Dave Delay, a longtime contributor to the New Hampshire Flickr Group, took our shot of the day. I love the detail Dave captured in the neon sign atop the Red Arrow Diner in Milford. The timing of Dave's shot is excellent too, as we've just launched a new group project that features our state's great Diners and Cafes. If you've got a favorite place to dine that fits the criteria, add it to our group and the project page. We're always looking for good photography and good food.

Dave was also kind enough to answer a few questions I threw his way about his photo and love of New Hampshire:

Where were you when you took this?

I was on the stone arch bridge north of The Oval.

What were you doing?

On my way home from work.

What were you thinking about when you took the shot?

I've always liked this neon sign. In recent years the Milford diner has changed hands a few times and there have been periods when the neon sign was dark. Many people in the area were thrilled when Red Arrow reopened the diner. Now the sign is always on, the diner is open 24 hours a day, and the food is great. Most importantly, we have regained a unique gathering spot for people from all walks of life.

What do you love about New Hampshire?

I love New Hampshire's mountains, seacoast, and farm land. I love New Hampshire's rich history and independent spirit. I even love the weather -- most of the time.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

New Hampshire has many classic diners. We'll have to keep an eye on your photostream.
-Diner News and History staff