Monday, June 8, 2009

My World # 35

This is my posting for the My World Meme. It is hosted by Klaus, Ivar, Sandy, Wren, Louise and myself. Last week there were 100 people showing their world to us. Won't you join in, I want to see where you live and thrive. Here is part of 'My World'.

The Pufferbelly (old railroad engine term) is one of the neat restaurants in downtown Kent, Ohio. It is a converted railroad station and was built in 1875. The tracks are now used by the grain mill. The prices are reasonable and the food is pretty good. The decor is neat for the age of the building with the brick interior.
This is a view from Cuyahoga River at the back of the building at the railroad tracks.
The decorations are pretty neat, this is a Great Northern Pike from the river.
This is an old canoe that is hanging from the ceiling.
Here is an old wagon full of antiques over the bar.
Try to visit some of the neat places people are showing around the world.

47 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Looks like an interesting place to visit.

Susan at Stony River said...

Boy, would my son love this place to eat in! LOL He loves his locomotives. I love your photos!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Neat place, Tom... When our two youngest sons were little, we went to an old train which had been converted into a restaurant.. We thought the kids would love it. However, our youngest (about 1-2 at that time) cried and cried when we were INSIDE trying to eat. He just wanted to go OUTSIDE to see the train.. We couldn't convince him that he was ON the train. It was not the best of our 'eating-out' times with the boys. ha ha

Betsy

Jedediah said...

That wagon over the bar would have me a bit worried ;) Great post!

George said...

What a neat place! Did you catch that Northern Pike? Thanks for sharing this part of your world with us.

Paz said...

Thanks for sharing your world with us! I enjoy your photos very much.

Paz

Sylvia K said...

What a wonderful place to visit, FG! I would love to go there! I love trains!

Darla said...

What a charming little place!!

ewok1993 said...

Looks like a cozy place where locals hang out and chat on the weekends.

Tricia said...

That really does look like a cool place - Real historical! Very cool your world!

Esther Garvi said...

The Pufferbelly seems so charming! Have you tried it?

imac said...

Most interesting Tom, its nice to see these old buildings are still being used and not laying empty.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

How wonderful Tom. It looks like a real neat place to go and eat.

I am sorry Craig has been misbehaving again. LOL!! But I am having so much fun with the two of you on my MM. :) Thanks.

Prospero said...

I certainly would dine at the Pufferbelly. What charm. I'm from the island of Bermuda.

Shellmo said...

My husband would love to eat at this place!! I love how they have it decorated!!

Guy D said...

Looks like a fantastic place, wow.

Have a fantastic week
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Susie of Arabia said...

I love old brick buildings like this one. And the name of the restaurant is super. I wouldn't mind having lunch in a place like this!

Pam said...

What a delightful old building. Your photo are terrific.

Rose said...

That is a beautiful building...I would love to see it for myself.

Babooshka said...

What a strange place. Probably not to you but not somewhere I would happen upon, but we love to investigate.

barb said...

I love places like that. It gives you some neat things to see and discuss while waitng for the meal!

Tom said...

Gotta love the Pufferbelly, Tom. My great great uncles use to work for the RR and would roll through, right past the pufferbelly, in the early 1900's, on their way to Marion, Ohio.

Tom

Catherine said...

I love the way these historic buildings are brought back into use..it really does still look a neat place to hang out in...

Tipper said...

Looks like a very fun place to visit!

Marja said...

oh what a lovely place I so enjoy it when they hang all these thing on the roof but a whole wagon and a boat That's a winner

2sweetnsaxy said...

I adore old buildings like this. Love the look of aged bricks. Very cool! Nice shots too. :-)

alicesg said...

Looks like a lovely little town. Beautiful building there. Am so glad I am able to link in my world today, last friday I could not link to skywatch, have no idea why.

Janie said...

That's some interesting decor -- as long as the wagon and canoe don't fall on anyone!

Nature Lovin' Super Mama said...

Very Neat! I Love the Canoe hanging from the ceiling! I think I might heve to join the My Word next week! These carnivals are giving me a reason to post the beauty around me and appreciate it more! :)
NLSM

Wren said...

It has the same general look as the old train station in Ann Arbor, which is also a restaurant now. It's right beside the train tracks, which are still in use. Each time a train goes by, the maitre d' rings a bell and all the customers and staff clap.

Sally in WA said...

I love how they've preserved the building. Thanks for sharing these photos inside and out.

Ebie said...

The architecture of the building is so great! Love the inverted canoe. Thanks for adding my State and Country on Mr.Linky.

sixstars said...

Thats a good name for a restaurant. Thats a place I would visit better than the average chain restaurant.

Pietro said...

Nice images, Fishing Guy! It's so interesting this railroad station converted into a restaurant. Beautiful the inside too.

Lawstude said...

your post really showed what you really enjoyed a lot and that is fishing. a beautiful post with a personal touch. love it my friend.

Luke Wiley said...

I like the canoe!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

This Is A Beautiful And very Nicely maintained..Great Post..

SandyCarlson said...

That sure is an interesting place to eat!

Larry D said...

Thanks for hosting, I really enjoy these older places that have been renovated rather than demolished! great post.

Arija said...

Lovely bit of history Tom. A beautiful railway station with interesting decor.

Gaelyn said...

Love the building and the antiques. I'm always glad when these old buildings are renovated and used.

erin said...

this looks like my kind of eating establishment. loved your photographs :)
have a great evening.

Twisted Fencepost said...

That looks like a really neat place to visit.
Maybe I will someday.

Oz Girl said...

I love checking out YOUR world since it used to be MY world for such a long time. ;) Great pics of the Pufferbelly!

Gina said...

Love this old building..and the architecture..sounds like a nice place to eat :)

Mary said...

What a neat restaurant and a good use for the old building...which is very attractive on its own.

jedijawa said...

Pufferbelly!