Visitors vacationing on the Caribbean island of Aruba can snack at this wacky restaurant with dinosaurs, cars, and other things on the roof.
Googie Restaurant in Aruba
Photo (cc) Flickr Member Dennis from Atlanta
Aruba is a favorite Caribbean vacation spot and this wacky restaurant is sure to entertain. The building goes all out for Googie, with dinosaurs, cars, and cows on the roof.
This restaurant is also an example of programmatic, or mimetic, architecture. The walls are painted with black and white spots, suggesting the idea of cows. The enormous red Dutch shoe conveys the theme of chocolate and dairy products. The message? Eat here and you can get chocolate ice cream or a milk shake.