Middletown Connecticut Landmark O’Rourke’s Diner

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Middletown Connecticut Landmark O'Rourke's Diner

Just released from Edward M. Fielding, fine art photography. O’Rourke’s Diner, black and white photograph of the famous diner that has been the anchor of Middletown, CT’s north end of mainstreet for the past seventy years.

Shown here as a large metal print over a sofa. Metal prints are a modern way to display fine art photography without a mat and frame. The metal print sticks away from the wall about one inch so it creates an interesting shadow.

Click on the image above for a closer look. http://fineartamerica.com/featured/classic-diner-neon-sign-middletown-connecticut-edward-fielding.html

The diner, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, has been in Mr. O’Rourke’s family since the 1940s. He is known not only for his welcoming attitude but also for his cooking and has been lauded in numerous publications for his creativity.

No one knows for sure whether the steamed cheeseburger was invented in Middletown or the neighboring city of Meriden in the early 1920’s. Both lay claim to the distinction. The recipe is pretty much the same in both cities, though: Place a large patty of ground beef on a metal tray, pop it into a breadbox-sized steamer for two minutes. Add aged cheddar cheese to melt as the burger finishes steaming. Serve on a hard roll. The result is not only not soggy but also less greasy than other burgers. A few steamed cheeseburgers have been sighted outside the Meriden-Middletown area, as close as New Haven and as far away as California. Only in central Connecticut, however, are they commonplace.

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Displaying Fine Art Photography in the Modern Home

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Nothing says hip and modern like fine art photography.  Ever notice what TV and movie set designers tend to pick to hang on the walls of the characters houses, offices and apartments?  Watch closely next time you watch your favorite TV show, it almost always fine art, black and white photography.  Why?  In my opinion its because the black and white doesn’t compete with the other colors on the set and because photography is considered a modern and contemporary art form.

Now the problem with most art buyers is that they tend to buy artwork that is too small.  This leads to hanging several undersized artworks for the wall and the overall effect is clutter.   For a look that’s clean and makes a big impact, go large – very large!

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Artwork shown: Daffodil Narcissus Flower Black And White by Edward M. Fielding http://fineartamerica.com/featured/daffodil-narcissus-flower-black-and-white-edward-fielding.html