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survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 13, 2013 - 11:28am PT
Everyone likes a shiny new cutting edge machine in top notch working order!!

But why is it that busted up and rotten old pieces of metal that haven't belonged to a functioning machine in gawd knows how many decades stir such warmth in us?

There is a certain nostalgia, childhood memories, romance even, in these objects of the deep past.

There's a warm summer day out on the farm with grandpa, the smell of fresh cut hay in your nose, a stop at the little mom and pop general store, far from the nearest big town.

Near old abandoned buildings I can feel the ghosts of the builders, the occupants, and peoples long vanished dreams.

The minds eye is full of interesting nooks and crannies.

Is that where it comes from?
A simpler time, when all was magical?

I know I'm not the only one out there taking pictures of this stuff, so please share yours with me.

Post up Bishes!!



Southern Utah, on the way to New Mexico.
















8,000 Ft, high California. My continuing quest to photograph all the old fence posts in the world....









Old farm implement, Ochoco Mountains, Oregon.









Church courtyard, Chimayo, New Mexico.








Busted down and beautiful, outside of Taos, New Mexico.









Metal hole in the ground, Monitor Pass, California.










Claaaaaaasic door and hinge, Heenan Lake, California.









survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 13, 2013 - 11:35am PT
Speaking of beautiful decay!!!















survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 13, 2013 - 11:39am PT
That's why it's called BEAUTIFUL decay Randisi!!



Trees and stumps and fence posts decay beautifully don't they?












Carrizo Plains, California.
this just in

climber
north fork
Aug 13, 2013 - 11:42am PT

An old boiler full of asbestos.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 13, 2013 - 11:56am PT
Thass cuz I don't KNOW the answer Mr. CoZmic!!!





Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 13, 2013 - 12:05pm PT
I'm so glad you're not asking for self-portraits.

Does this qualify?

It looks like how I feel.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 13, 2013 - 12:14pm PT
Yeah man, that's IT!! ( 'Cept your photo is a couple hairs too wide?)







Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Aug 13, 2013 - 12:31pm PT
Transitions taken from "Taiga. Terre de Chamans". Photography: Marc Garanger

Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Aug 13, 2013 - 12:35pm PT
An eroding cliff

Another ship-wreck
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Aug 13, 2013 - 12:38pm PT
Indianclimber3

Trad climber
Aug 13, 2013 - 12:39pm PT
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Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Aug 13, 2013 - 12:40pm PT
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 13, 2013 - 12:52pm PT
Cool Marlow!

Bear paw with dried unsavory body part?
Shaman love that sh#t.





Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Aug 13, 2013 - 12:52pm PT
Ron.

Yes, it's a bear, not American though, we're in the northeastern part of Russia, the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic.

Do you know what the other "object" is?


Survival.

Unsavory... haha... not to be spoken... yes, it's the dried penis of a bear.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 13, 2013 - 12:53pm PT
The kids moved away, and then dad died...

Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Aug 13, 2013 - 12:57pm PT
Ron: So it is...


The remains of war.


There's something disturbing about the eye and mind of some great photograhers of war...
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Aug 13, 2013 - 01:04pm PT
Is that a 1955 Buick or 54?
49
Only models with the round "vent ports" and the weird sloping rear deck
Before 49, no ports. By 1953 they were oval.
50 - 52 they were either oval or round with a horizontal bar in the center. Squared off stern.
My "first car" (hand me down from my Dad) was a 47 (with a '48) 248 inch Fireball straight 8 engine. No side ports. The port location had a lever to unlock the hood which opened to one side or the other. Try lifting that unsprung hood when you're a scrawny 16 year old!
My second car (hand me down…..) was a 53 Buick Roadmaster Coupe (oh YEAH). 322 cu in "Nailhead" V8. Oval ports. Hood opened from the front, on springs. Try keeping that 100 lb slab of sheet metal from springing UP when you're a scrawny 17 year old kid. Now that beauty had POWER, Sex Appeal, a plush bench seat (come over here and sit by me baby so I can put my arm around you) and a rear seat big enough for activities I could only dream of.
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Aug 13, 2013 - 01:12pm PT
so back on topic
Arrested decay. All pics from Tonopah mine museum two weeks ago.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 13, 2013 - 01:14pm PT


Survival, those pics on the prior page are only 1000 pixies wide.
You viewing them on a phone?
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 13, 2013 - 01:33pm PT
No, I'm viewing them on a computer, but still have to scroll sideways to see the whole thing.

Am I the only one? Whatevz, they're great pics!




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