Saturday, October 1, 2016

Ye Olde Abandoned Truck - Brownwood, The Villages



We've posted photos of this old truck before on our The Villages blog, but it seems to fit October's theme of "Abandoned" quite well. Actually, it may be abandoned but has found new life as a city artifact in the newest of downtowns of The Villages, Brownwood.

The City Daily Photo theme for October 1 is "Abandoned."  You can check out other takes on the theme here.

This post was cross-posted to The Villages (Florida) Photos.

20 comments:

Kate said...

It does indeed look like a sculpture to the past select by the community. The greenery surrounds and protects it in its lone-kind-of-beauty.

Michelle said...

To me this is the best kind of art.

Linda said...

It is nice and vintage and in a beautiful setting!

Judy said...

It's a unique yard ornament. Someone should rescue it and get it running again.

SRQ said...

Of course it's now public art or some such thing! I didn't think The Villages would allow an abandoned truck to just lie around somewhere. Absolutely love the colors and textures of that old truck. Well done!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Muito bem camuflado no meio da natureza.
Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.
Andarilhar

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Love this photo. It is a natural for the theme.

Janis
GDP

Kate said...

Doc Ford (SRQ's posts today)? Obviously I am missing a local author?!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Abandoned yet repurposed for the sake of fun memories! Not such a bad fate.

Small City Scenes said...

Old trucks are so neat and this definitely looks like garden art. Good find.
MB

bill burke said...

I love the vintage car. It would great in someone's back yard as a nice and quiet little getaway. Their seats are a lot bigger to relax on. My first thought was, Redd Fox's type of car seeing he owned a junk yard on Sanford and Son.

RedPat said...

It's a beauty, Lowell! I just read your comment on Kate's blog about the Doc Ford books. I will have to look for them - I love Sanibel and love mysteries so a good combo!

Catalyst said...

It looks like a garden gnome now!

Taken For Granted said...

That old 1940 Ford pickup truck looks great as a garden ornament. Have a friend who recently built one of these as a hotrod for his wife. It is a beautiful vehicle when back on the road, but has all new suspension, brakes, and powerful V-8 motor.

Kay said...

What old truck wouldn't want such a retirement? It actually looks as if it's had a bit of a buffing so it doesn't look too disreputable.

William Kendall said...

I expect it's past the point of no return.

Petrea Burchard said...

There's a lot to be said for the beauty of entropy.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Well it fits in perfectly with the ye olde 'everthing' in the Villages hey Lowell 😊😊

Karl Demetz said...

Old trucks are so beautiful...
perfect find for this theme, Lowell !

Halcyon said...

It looks like it is settling in quite well there. Almost part of the natural scenery!

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson