Sunday, November 16, 2008

Rest Stop

I've featured Fair Oaks Pharmacy and Soda Fountain several times before. It's easy to stop in and linger at this marvelous place -- it's a South Pas icon. Here's a full shot, looking across Mission at those cheerful awnings and grand old neon sign. These unusually hot November days are perfect for an ice cream soda or lemon phosphate.

12 comments:

Webradio said...

Cute post, Laurie...

Have a nice day !

Tanya said...

Aren't these old pharmacy's the best! A lemon phosphate, yum!
We have an old pharmacy in the next town over that I keep telling myself I have to go take a picture and visit the inside too :)

Hope said...

I love it! I wish I was there!

Wayne said...

Main St. USA the way it was. Now we have big box stores surrounded by a sea of blacktop and gas guzzlers. We made a wrong turn somewhere.

Laurie, 'usually hot November days' was a jibe which did not go unnoticed. I see by my home page which has LA weather on it that it's been near 90º. Holy cow!

USelaine said...

We've had a warm up too, but the ground is well dampened by the recent rains, and the temps are staying in the high 70s or low 80s. But we already had enough fire for one year.

I love the colors of this place. Even the sawhorse is cooperating!

Mister Earl said...

Wayne: Not only is it hot in So Cal, it's dry and very windy in the hills...the place is on fire and all of So Cal smells like a campfire. I was in Sylmar this morning. Smoke billowing from the hills...random houses burned...hillsides scorched right up to the back yards of the houses that lap up against them.

JT said...

A lemon phosphate: I have to admit, I've never had one. Living so close, I should march over and try.

Dixie Jane said...

That old drug store with its soda fountain takes me back to another time. I'm a comin'. Ya gotta take me there. Lemon phosphate I have never tasted but a chocolate ice cream soda sounds good.

I'm so sorry about your So. Calif. fires and grieve for the people who have lost their homes. Let's hear it for the firefighters!!!!!!

Petrea said...

I do love that spot. The biggest sundaes ever.

Trish said...

the funny thing is, when the soda fountain went in, a lot of people doubted that it would make run of it. The Rx had been there, as is for so long, no one thought it would make it. Then again, Fosselman's was gone by then from across the street and Thrify's ice cream was dwindling, and 31 Flavors is too far to walk, so I guess they hit at the right time.

Cafe Observer said...

REST...and STOP.

Those sound like such comforting words to meditate on while drinking a couple of cold ones, LA.

Laurie said...

Greetings everyone,

I'm afraid I never get tired of taking pictures of Fair Oaks Pharmacy. I took this one out of my car window while waiting for the light at Mission and Fair Oaks. I want to do a series of these kinds of drive-by shots. It's my take on lomography!

As for lemon phosphates -- well, if you haven't had one you simply MUST. You'll never look at Sprite or 7up the same way again.

Cheers, all. Til tomorrow...