Help Save Mearles Pray! by photosbyflood

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Mearles Drive Inn Restaurant has been on the auction block for a while. I have eaten here when it was a rollerskating 60s style dinner. My cousins lived right around the corner.

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I reside in Yucaipa CA. I am a member of the Redlands Camera Club and I have received many awards for my images.I am currently using a 35mm Canon 1Ds Mark ll SLR camera. Images are available with very high resolution. My preferences are for Landscape and Architecture. Vivid Colors are my specialty. I live for sunsets and sunrise. You can also find me on

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  • Steven Godfrey
    Steven Godfreyabout 5 years ago

    This is an excellant image and the treatment really enhances the desolation and nostalgia of the place…Thanks for adding it to the Roadside group.

  • Hi Steven Thank you for giving this Image a place to hang out. Thank You for the compliments!

    – photosbyflood

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreabout 5 years ago

    It looks so forlorn. You have captured a forsaken place. The coloring is quite evocative.

  • Thank You F.A. Moore. Many people in Visalia would like to see it resurected but it just hasnt happened. I think the city wants too many things taken care of before they sign off on it,

    – photosbyflood

  • E.R. Bazor
    E.R. Bazorabout 5 years ago

    A very cool shot!
    I am sure this place has a lot of memories.

  • It has the same kind of memories as the old style Bobs Big Boys
    with the car hops and the teen kind of hang out!. You Know like the diner in American Graffitti. I think that one is still functioning up in Petaluma if Im not mistaken!

    – photosbyflood

  • Mary Ann Reilly
    Mary Ann Reillyabout 5 years ago

  • Thank You Mary Ann and JPG Cast-Offs for the feature. I am truly grateful for the recognition!

    – photosbyflood

  • Christine Elise McCarthy
    Christine Elis...about 5 years ago

    Evocative & gorgeous.

  • photosbyflood
    photosbyfloodabout 5 years ago

    Thank You very much Christine. I like some of the shots you have taken on your trips across the US. Some of your self portraits are very provacative!

  • photosbyflood
    photosbyfloodabout 5 years ago

    Thank you very much to the person who bought a card of the Image Help Save Mearles, Pray! It is greatly appreciated!

  • DeviousLili
    DeviousLilialmost 5 years ago

    Please consider adding this (and other groovy images) to Retro Conglomerate

  • Good morning Stephanie Thank you very much I have Joined the group!

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  • Larry Butterworth
    Larry Butterworthalmost 5 years ago

    I hope it is saved, it is such a classic looking place, what a shot

  • Good morning Larry, Me too. I think they have run into some problems beacuse they have tried to make it a landmark and as a result who ever buys it will be restricted as to what they can do with it and theres a lot of things that need to be brought up to code. Its kind of a mess right now!

    – photosbyflood

  • Hena Tayeb
    Hena Tayebalmost 5 years ago

    congrats on making the homepage

  • Thank You very much Hena for the congratulations!

    – photosbyflood

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