Saturday, June 1, 2013

Theme Day: The Beauty of Decay


I'd say this old car is decaying rather nicely!

Today is theme day and City Daily Photo Bloggers are posting photos that represent the Beauty of Decay.  If you would like to see how some others have expressed this subject, click here.

35 comments:

JM said...

Fantastic! Old cars like this one should be in museums.

Karl Demetz said...

Wonderful interpretation of this theme, Sharon, great find!

Birdman said...

This covers the topic nicely. Fine choice.

Kate said...

Oh, what a shame! Rust on a car is a real challenge.

Jo said...

it certainly has seen better days..

Red Nomad OZ said...

HHHMMMmmm... wonder if that numberplate is a symbolic message to any would-be car restorer?!

Jim said...

Quite right.

brattcat said...

the flat tire adds the most eloquent punctuation to this excellent entry for theme day.

Lowell said...

Superb, Sharon! It's almost as if it's decaying right in front of you! I wonder if someone plans to restore this old beauty?

Kris said...

same as Lowell, I wonder anybody willing to restore..such a nice looking car even in this condition

Thérèse said...

A piece of art!

cieldequimper said...

Now how did a real London cab make its way there only to be decaying???? Poor thing, I'd love to restore it and drive it!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austin_FX4
I saw one in Versailles last week and have scheduled it for Tuesday. It's pink!!!

Judy said...

This one is well on it's way to decaying away! This is a good take on the theme.

Meghan said...

I see so much potential in this old car. Nice interpretation of theme day.

Randy said...

I hope someone restores it.

Wibbo said...

I wonder how an old London black cab got there too! Nice shot.

llandudnopictures said...

Certainly seen better days!

slim said...

Wonderful interpretation. The flat tire puts this over the top!

LONDONLULU said...

I love these old cars, so much beauty - this one deserves a bit of TLC but it still has a certain grace:)

LOLfromPasa said...

That certainly does look like a misplaced London Taxi. If the registration is genuine...looks to be a 1966 London Taxi built in Coventry. I wonder? Super shot. Cheers from Coventry, England :).

RedPat said...

A little work and it could be on the road again. ;-))

Suzanne said...

Oh my, yes, decay. great shot

Peter van den Besselaar said...

Wow, seems a lot of work to get this car back into glory, LOL!

Filip and Kristel said...

hm it probably was beautiful

Greetings,
Filip

Lynette said...

You’ve made a great Theme Day post. I'm glad you picked this to share with us. I join the others in wondering how a London black cab ended up in Phoenix, Arizona.

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

Oh drat! That looks like one of those wonderful old British black cabs.

Virginia said...

Oh dear, nobody's going anywhere in that old beauty.
V

Jack said...

You make me want to cry.

Dianne said...

Just gorgeous Sharon .... decaying with class!

"Adelaide and Beyond"

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I love just about anything rusty...well except me! Have a great weekend! Peace, Mary Helen

Dave said...

A London taxi cab from about 1984 judging by the registration plate. Like Ciel I wonder how it got there. There's a story there I'm sure.

Adele said...

What a cool old car - great Theme Day photo!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh well spotted Sharon, such a shame these old cars look marvelous when they're looked after. This one looks like it's on its way to the 'old car graveyard' :)

TheChieftess said...

Ohhh...perfect for the theme...but so sad to see such a great old car decaying like that...I'd love to see it restored!!!

Mo said...

A perfect home for a family of cats or what wild creatures do you have there? Coyote?