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Photos and thoughts; Cars; 1950s; 1960s

Archive for September 11th, 2008

The Blues

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Ford fin

Ford fin

1959 Ford Fairlane Convertible

1959 Ford Galaxie Convertible

1948 Plymouth

1948 Plymouth

1957 Ford Fairlane Convertible

1957 Ford Fairlane Convertible

1956? Ford Thunderbird

1956? Ford Thunderbird

1960 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 Convertible

1960 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 Convertible

1955 Mercury Convertible

1955 Mercury Convertible

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1957 Cadillac and 1958 TV Commercial

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Just some fun with these photos and the old TV commercials.

1958 Cadillac - The Villages, FL

1957 Cadillac - The Villages, FL

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September 11, 2008 at 6:27 pm

The Palace of Fine Arts – San Francisco

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Ladies Weeping - Palace of Fine Arts

Ladies Weeping - Palace of Fine Arts

 

The Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco was constructed as a temporary attraction in playing host to the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, The Fair, which opened on February 20, 1915, San Francisco was honoring the discovery of the Pacific Ocean and the completion of the Panama Canal; it was also celebrating its own resurrection after the shattering earthquake and fire of 1906.

 

Those column-top statues of sorrowing (weeping) maidens turned away from prying eyes are using their tears to water the long-gone oaks that originally stood in the planters that they surround.  One story I heard was that the tears were for the dead soldiers (lost love?) of the Panama Canal Zone war.

 

I like the romantic aspects of this.

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September 11, 2008 at 12:34 pm