Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Abandoned Eatery

Tysons Corner, the onetime rural crossroads turned into burgeoning Edge City, has a few places which have been left behind in the frenzy of development. This is one of them. It is in an area of dull office buildings and car sales and service places. It used to be a "Fuddruckers" hamburger eatery but it is now abandoned. The building is painted in hamburger and condiment colors of reds and yellows but that has faded, like an old amusement park that was once cheerful and active. Note the faux balustrade on top of the main gable in front. It isn't a real terrace. You couldn't take your burger plate up there and sit at a little table overlooking the pleasant vista of parking lots or car storage. There is a motel near the building where guests could eat at the convenient location. Sooner or later this building will be removed and something else more tasteful will appear there.

Black tech pen ink on car fender supported sketchbook page, 8" x 4 1/2", May 3, 2016.

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