Monday, September 1, 2014

Theme Day: Rust & Ruin


Sitting in the parking lot of a restaurant in north Phoenix is this old Austin slowly disintegrating.  It's been sitting in that same parking slot for as long as I can remember.

It makes me wonder if the restaurant owner bought this car with the intention of restoring it or possibly using it as a display for the restaurant but, never got around to getting the job done.

Instead, the elements have taken their toll.

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23 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

That's a shame, looks like it was once a grand looking car.

Andy said...

I hope I never end up rusting and forgotten.

Birdman said...
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Birdman said...

This was definitely left behind. Rust never sleeps.
btw nice theme choice for us Sharon.

Halcyon said...

Too bad. I'm sure it would be worth something if restored.
I'm seeing a lot of rusty cars today... :)

José Mendonça said...

Perfect entry on the theme. Love it!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Poor old Austen :) but fantastic find for the theme Sharon!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Seems a shame to let the car rust away.

Judy said...

It wont rust away as fast in Phoenix as it would on the coast. Maybe the owner parked it there years ago and is still inside eating.

Mo said...

Beautifully captured a great image for the day. I totally forgot theme day. Again!

Mo said...

Beautifully captured a great image for the day. I totally forgot theme day. Again!

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful detail, perfect for this theme!

RedPat said...

Sad to see. Maybe something good will happen to it yet, Sharon!

Kathy said...

The first photo is perfect for this meme!

cieldequimper said...

Ouch. The flat tyre is so sad! I wouldn't mind restoring it!

Lois said...

It looks a little sad, poor thing. Maybe someone will take pity on it and restore it!

Thérèse said...

This car became a logo for this restaurant over time. The detail is very well chosen.

Lois said...

Me again....thanks for your comment on my blog. Sorry to hear about your falls in London, but it is comforting to know I'm not the only one who has these mishaps!

Catalyst/Taylor said...

How sad.

William Kendall said...

Boy, that thing has long passed its better days.

Jack said...

What a mess!

Your theme is getting a lot of interest and many fine contributions. Thanks!!!

Randy said...

Nice find Sharon.

Kate said...

You seem to be a super sleuth for old, rusting vehicles!