Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Monday, July 4th - We woke up to a beautiful sunny and comfortable morning in Valparaiso, Indiana. The hotel only offered continental breakfast so we ate a bagel and took a cup of coffee with us. We did not stop at the above restaurant. I took the photo because I like the name of the restaurant, "Broadway Cafe", a reminder of my American hometown New York in the middle of Indiana.

From Valparaiso, we followed IN2 north, passing thru Westville, La Porte, then picked up US20 from Rolling Prairie, to New Carlisle, South Bend, Mishawaka, Osceola, Elkhart and it was time for lunch in Goshen.

It was a pleasant surprise when we found this building with the sculpture that based on the photograph of construction men sitting on a girder with their feet dangling hundred of feet above New York City streets. The image often is known as "Lunchtime atop a skyscrapper", a black and white photo taken by Charles C. Ebbets. From the "Broadway Cafe" to the Lunchtime sculpture, perhaps I should entitled this post, "New York in Indiana"

Enlarge the image of the plaque "Lunchtime" to read a moving story that inspire Sicilian-born artist Sergio Furnari to create this 11-piece sculpture. Visit to read about the restaurant and about its interesting building.

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