Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Scrapyard: Car Heap

Car Heap

Discarded cars forming a tower, stacked like some colomn of child's toy bricks. These were once somebody's pride and joy as they drove them home from the showroom with that all new smell and painted tyres.

For the first few weeks proudly displayed to neighbours and friends, lovingly cleaned and serviced and carefully driven - mum dad and 2.4 kids.

Over time taked for granted as a tool for getting from A to B, hardly noticed. Eventually sold on several times, owned by many, sometimes roughly handled, sometimes gently treated.

Ending life at the hands of a boy racer. Old age was no fun, incontinence of fluids, breath smelling toxic, struggling to keep up.

The car graveyard beckons.

8 Comments:

Blogger Sidney said...

This is wisdom. Maybe we could say the same with human beings ?

1/6/05 13:38  
Blogger ian said...

Thank you - I think you are right, perhaps i have attributed human characteristics to this story :-)

1/6/05 13:57  
Blogger Suyog said...

Very nice picture and an even better description!

1/6/05 14:22  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm...you've put me in mind of a Morrissy song!

Poor cars! I don't always take great care of my cars, but I love them and drive them until they're no longer driveable...I hate the idea that this is where they end up in the end though...makes me sad! :(

1/6/05 15:27  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow cool pics neat discriptions

2/6/05 00:42  
Blogger Kamakshi said...

i like ur scrapyard theme - very different from what most people would pick. great pics .. i especially like the 'skip texture'.

2/6/05 04:25  
Blogger ian said...

Lara - it is sad indeed.

Thank you flicker and kams - especially for the comment on the theme - I appreciate that

2/6/05 19:23  
Blogger Potpourri said...

Expressive shot and write up. A picture is worth a thousand words but your words have told a story about the cars in the picture that touches the heart.

5/6/05 22:06  

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