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Coke By Any Other Name

 

Years ago I saw a sign on a restaurant wall in Scotland:

"The coke we serve here is Pepsi."

 

Old-timey pop/soda/coke bottles in Whistle Stop, Georgia.

 

Coke By Any Other Name

 

Years ago I saw a sign on a restaurant wall in Scotland:

"The coke we serve here is Pepsi."

 

Old-timey pop/soda/coke bottles in Whistle Stop, Georgia.

 

comments (55)

  • Krista
  • Canada
  • 8 Nov 2010, 00:17
Love this! The texture is really amazing!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Krista. Whistle Stop is an old-timey little village where "Fried Green Tomatoes" was filmed. Such a fun place.
Bottles with character... and that can never be said about those (ew) plastic ones.
Ginnie Hart: You are so right, Odd. Nothing beats drinking any beverage out of a glass bottle vs. plastic.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 8 Nov 2010, 01:46
I like your anecdote even more than your excellent image, Ginnie.

Pepsi is much stronger than Coca cola brand in Thailand...I think its the soccer ads.
Ginnie Hart: It's funny the things we never forget, Ray, like that little sign. I lived in Atlanta for 22 years, headquarters of Coca Cola, and always loved the rivalry between it and Pepsi. I have a sister in Chicago who makes is very clear that Pepsi is her coke of choice. As for me, I drink neither so have no clue what the difference is. smile
  • rags
  • United States
  • 8 Nov 2010, 03:24
Lovely looking bottles. I especially like the longneck one.
Ginnie Hart: I love bottles like this, Rags. They sure beat the plastic ones. Thanks.
  • martie
  • United States
  • 8 Nov 2010, 04:41
Ain't that the truth! I love pepsi/coke out of the bottle! How you been Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: So much better than a plastic bottle, Martie! And I'm WELL. The best I've ever been, perhaps! Thanks.
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 8 Nov 2010, 04:51
I hate to admit it but i remember seing the something just like this as a young boy....or at least the old bottles and the rack....great shot Ginnie....petergrin
Ginnie Hart: Whistle Stop is an old-timey village set up for the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes," Peter. You'd love it! smile
Love the Dutch angle on this. Great image and very funny quote.
Ginnie Hart: The Dutch angle. Hmmm. You'll have me thinking about that all day, DB. grin Bedankt.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 8 Nov 2010, 06:15
tongue ah, Whistle Stop...time stood still in that small town, I saw these bottles too, great quote with it...
Pepsi or Coke....that is the question.. grin
Ginnie Hart: It was so fun to share that place with you, MLMA. We'll never forget it. Hartstikke bedankt.
Pepsi is my fav Ginnie always have some in the fridge. The way you have presented them is wonderful. very well spotted.
Ginnie Hart: It always intrigues me how there are die-hard fans of one of the other, Scotia. smile Thanks.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 8 Nov 2010, 06:50
Hahaha - what a silly sign! I like the picture Ginnie: memories of burps past!
Ginnie Hart: I guess there are some who would NOT want a Pepsi, Chris? Talk about loyalty. smile Thanks.
Hello Ginnie,

Indeed, they serve Pepsi! A stunning image. You do not see much this style of wine racks! I like all these old things to your blog. I like the approach. The world forgets so fast ... Pepsi is good sometimes when I'm really thirsty! Nice day to you.
Ginnie Hart: The older I get, Mathilde, the more I love this kind of old-timey memorabilia. smile Merci.
Your PP has made them dirtywink
Ginnie Hart: Sitting outside on the front porch day after day, Nigel. Yup. smile
clever tilt and strong details, pleasent photo
Ginnie Hart: Grazie, Fabrizio. Grazie.
  • Maxou
  • Bourges
  • 8 Nov 2010, 07:42
Superb composition and the texture is excellent. Very good work Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Antoine.
  • Antoine
  • France.
  • 8 Nov 2010, 07:47
Good morning Ginnie.
Superb photo with a very nice composition.
Your framing is excellent. I like it.
Ginnie, have à lovely day.
Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Antoine. Merci.
Coke or Pepsi, I'm not fond! Good picture though ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Me neither, Bill. I drink pop only once in a blue moon, and would have no clue which I'd like more, Coke or Pepsi! Thanks.
whistle stop!!! just like in fried green tomatoes!! i love it all the more coz of that!! and yes i did send off that pic to be printed, but not coz i'm beautiful haha, thanks tho!!
Ginnie Hart: Whistle Stop really exists...the town picked for the movie and just south of Atlanta. We even ate at the Whistle Stop Cafe! smile Totally worth the trip...especially since I own the movie and Astrid loved it. Thanks, Elaine.

You ARE beautiful and that picture couldn't be better!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 8 Nov 2010, 08:07
an unusual point of view - oh, I remember well Pepsi Cola, a touch or icon of the 'Golden West' for us 'DDR' - children -your processing enhanced finely this old - timey feeling while we are looking at these empty bottles- drunk out for ever!
Ginnie Hart: They are so old-timey, Philine, that they have become collector's items in the States. I still love to see them, especially when they're in those stand-up racks. I love that you remember them, too, from your side of the world. smile

Goedemorgen to you after such a fijn weekend!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 8 Nov 2010, 08:13
As far as I know they have now tried Pepsi 3 times in SA. It just never takes hold properly. So the Pepsi we serve here is Coke.
Great picture
Ginnie Hart: HA! I love the twist in your own story there, Louis. How fun. Thanks.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 8 Nov 2010, 08:32
Bit of trivia for you, a longneck here is a 750ml bottle of beer.

great composition and pp Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Are you serious, Tony? Wow. Good for you. smile Thanks.
There is a great fascination in glass, and glass bottles. The look. the appearance, the way they reflect the light, and the history in their labels.
Ginnie Hart: Absolutely, Sheila. I totally agree. These are collector's items back in the States.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Nov 2010, 08:54
Never mind the taste tests - we all know who had the better bottles - and it wasn't Pepsi ;o)
Ginnie Hart: HA! Let the drug wars begin! grin
I have always wondered why Pepsi is no. 1 in Afria?
Ginnie Hart: HA! I bet Louis has no clue either. smile
All this is going to need to wash...Thank you for your small cuckoo Ginnie, I like when you pass, kisses, good day...
Ginnie Hart: I would have fun washing these bottles, Pierrot. smile Merci.
Can't beat glass, thankfully our milk is still delivered thus.Nice angle Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Milk in bottles is a thing of the past for us in the States, Martin. Wow. Lucky you.
that is some old design of Pepsi
Ginnie Hart: Indeed, Chantal.
My wife woud have never gone to this restaurant as she drinks Coke!
Great picture.
Ginnie Hart: HA! It really does make a difference for some people, Richard. Amazing.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 8 Nov 2010, 10:43
Wonderful
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Vintage.
Excellent shot. Coke but not the real thing. Oh the power of advertising smile
Ginnie Hart: It wasn't till I moved to the South (Georgia) from the North (Wisconsin and Michigan) that I found out that all pop/soda was called Coke there, even if it was Pepsi. Too funny. smile Thanks, John.
Good shot Ginnie. I'm not a pop drinker these days but I have always thought the original Coke bottle is a classic shape.
Ginnie Hart: I don't drink pop either, Brian, but it's always fun to see those who are very clear about what they want and don't want! smile
  • rem_la
  • France
  • 8 Nov 2010, 12:31
je prefere le coca cola....le vrai !
Ginnie Hart: A true believer, Rem. smile Merci.
Very nice patina of age, I like this treatment. A+ VAL smile
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Valérie. I love old glass bottles like this.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 8 Nov 2010, 14:01
Even tasted better when you're about seven years of age and an "occasional" treat.
Ginnie Hart: Once in a blue moon it is indeed a treat, George...like with salty boiled peanuts. smile
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 8 Nov 2010, 14:12
Wow, actual bottles! Now pop, soda, coke comes in plastic.
Ginnie Hart: Or in cans, Rob. I know!
  • Jennie
  • United States
  • 8 Nov 2010, 14:46
Charles and I are Pepsi fans, Ginnie! Great photo, and wonderful treatment of a longtime 'friend." :o)
Ginnie Hart: Just like my older sister, then, Jennie. And she's quick to let everyone know it. smile Thanks.
  • Sunder
  • India
  • 8 Nov 2010, 15:07
Amazing processing...
Ordinary , everyday objects become "magical" after your processing...Splendid..
PS: Coke is anyday superior to Pepsi..Trust me on this.
Ginnie Hart: You're a real sweetheart, Sunder. Thank you.
lol! Great story, Ginnie - and a lovely photograph to go with it. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Roz. smile
I like the point of view on these bottles and the processing.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Calusarus.
  • Fokkio
  • The Netherlands
  • 8 Nov 2010, 17:11
Een hele mooie bewerking, het ziet er ook echt oud en verweerd uit. Ik hoop dat jullie een mooie vakantie gehad hebben in Atlanta.
Ginnie Hart: It was a fabulous time, Fokkio. I'm still working on my photos. smile Hartstikke bedankt.
the rusted look and the green colored bottle makes it really outstanding!
Ginnie Hart: I love old stuff like this, Joshi. Thank you.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 8 Nov 2010, 20:00
What a fun way to enhance this image..with the description of the sign. Excellent..timeless processing. Nice!!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marcie. You are such a faithful optimist! smile
  • tede
  • Germany
  • 8 Nov 2010, 20:18
Definitely an excellent vintage may I prefer a good French winesmile) Splendid compo and processing. Ginnie good evening.
Ginnie Hart: A good French wine would be my choice as well, Tede, any day! smile Merci.
It's an very great image. I drink coca or pepsi only when I'm thirsty...
Ginnie Hart: And only if I have to, Brigitte. smile Merci.
good shot, unusual angle but works well
Ginnie Hart: These are stand-up racks, Derek, that usually lean against the wall. Kinda fun to see them displayed like that. Thanks.
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 8 Nov 2010, 21:45
Also Nuke coke in fallout game
Ginnie Hart: Hmmm. Haven't heard of that one yet, Oscar. smile
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Nov 2010, 23:22
Great photo smile

I think maybe we should refer to it a Cola, it fits ;-)
Ginnie Hart: Cola works for me, Cherie. Yes. smile Thanks.
Really? Did you see that in Scotland?
I used to live there for 2 years, I knew the Scots love their Irn-Bru a lot. Did you try that, Ginnie?

Anyway, you did it again! What a lovely shot!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, really, LC, in Scotland. We stayed at a rental place for a week and their on-site restaurant had that sign. I've never forgotten it. I have NOT had the good fortune to try Irn-Bru, but on your recommendation, I would, if I could. smile Thanks!
  • Virginia
  • United States
  • 9 Nov 2010, 03:44
Oh this is similar to a rack I posted a while back. I still love a Coca Cola in a green bottle!!!
V
Ginnie Hart: These are collector's items in the States, Virginia, as you know. So fun to find. Thanks.
Very cool shot but the big question is,is there really a place called Whistles Stop?
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Sir Michael. I would never fool you. In fact, just yesterday I did the post on Whistle Stop at my other blog (scroll down till you find it):
http://ginniehart.blogspot.com/2010/11/trip-home-friends.html
Your processing makes it vintage and yet i'm thirsty of those beauties !
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Karine. There's something about old glass bottles that's very charming.
I've never seen a Pepsi bottle that had the words long neck written on it. Love the dusty feel of this, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I don't think I had either before this one, Beverly. So fun to see. Thanks.
  • Bandoras
  • United States
  • 10 Nov 2010, 20:32
Great shot Ginnie and love the textures. I wonder what the shot and fat neck look like wink tongue ?
Ginnie Hart: HA! Only you, Bandoras. Thanks.
  • petra
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Nov 2010, 11:01
great find for a lovely shot
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Petra!
  • Paule
  • Germany
  • 18 Nov 2010, 12:42
Another great vintage shot. A lot of character in these bottles.

Paule
www.paulepictures.com
www.paulepictures.com/blog
Ginnie Hart: I love old bottles like these, Paule. Thank you.
  • Arash
  • Germany
  • 2 Dec 2010, 23:21
Awesome, I used it as my desktop back-ground.
Tnx smile
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. You have just made my day...again. smile

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