Monday, July 24, 2006

Old Car in Vail, AZ

Is fuel efficiency really what we need most desperately? I say that what we really need is a car that can be shot when it breaks down.
Russell Baker (1925 - )


Blogger Mile Stones said...

Hi Louz, Blind Oliander Man here! Enuff! Seriously no, I missed your Sunday posting, which should be immortalized. Not for the Buddha but for the Sonntag quote. When I read it just now, it really hit. Sonntag was aheadof her time & I'm pretty sure she wrote this way before the advent of the www, digital cams,up & downloads, photoshopping, webcams etc. & the Daily Photo phenomenon. But if it wre true then, what about now? The assertion has taken on so many new layers of meaning today. Because e.g. we are also virtual global daily tourists. Agree? Fantastic.
As for this pic today, Baker's idea collided head on with my first impression, which was:If you told us that Bonnie & Clyde were inside the house, I'd believe it! Like to have a test-drive with that car!

4:19 AM  
Blogger Louz said...

Wouldn't it be fun to drive?! And yeah I like the Sontag quote. In a way I'm sorry I won't be around to see how it all comes out 100 years from now. We're creating so much "reality" now, what will it be like then? I say in a way because I think by then, if we haven't wiped out most of the human population in some kind of global war, then we will certainly have destroyed most of the wild places and lost many many species, probably few birds will be left. Not sure I would want to live in that world.

10:59 AM  
Anonymous John said...

what a strange combination. A beautiful old shack/house and a beautiful crisp lined car. They look out of sorts with each other ! Thanks for coming to my new site

3:34 PM  
Anonymous Portelini said...

It's very simple picture, but still, very, very good..,. Is the car yours? Cheers.

2:01 AM  
Blogger Louz said...

Hi John - In a way the shack is more beautiful for its honest aging. Not only were they out of sorts with each other but they were in Vail which til very recently was just a feed store, vet clinic, post office, Catholic church, and railroad tracks. The shack must be I think part of the time when this "community" originated - because its' actually adobe brick. The vast majority of buildings in the Tucson area look adobe but they are wood frame and stucco.

Hi Portelini - Thanks for saying that! No its not mine. My car is old but with far less charm, lol.

11:56 AM  
Blogger Marie McC said...

Oh, I love this! You'd expect to see a beautifully restored old car like that in front of a mansion. Good capture!!

8:33 AM  
Blogger Louz said...

Hi Marie - I like finding odd scenes with the camera. Sometimes - often - better than the planned stuff.

12:03 AM  

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