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Adj. - noting or pertaining to automobiles approximately 25 years old or more. ~ I think this qualifies. ~ View On Black or on white, but view large please.


When I was little, old men used to ride up and down the alleys in trucks like these. Even though newer, those trucks then looked pretty much like this one does now: beaten up and raggedy. Oft-times, so were the old men that drove them. ~ ~ "Spoonfull"


But to a kid of seven or eight, ridin’ up and down the alley in one of these was high, Indiana Jones adventure. I’m sure they had some kind of suspension and shock absorbers, but it didn’t feel like it. Now I know why those men all seemed to have flat butts and hemorrhoids. :-)


They never had air conditioning either, and the hot, dusty air of summer would blow in your face. They said they had 4-40 air conditioning; 4 windows down and 40 mph. It didn’t cool you off, but at least you stopped sweating. I remember tasting the grit of the dust on my tongue - slightly salty.


No one had a working radio in these things. Didn’t need them. The men usually hummed or whistled one tune or another as they drove slowly down the road – something old that I didn’t know, but sounded like the stuff my parents played on the record player.


The men would sell things from their trucks: fruit, veggies, knife- and scissors-sharpening and pick up whatever people wish to get rid of: clothes, beds, junk – whatever.


In-between humming a tune, drags on a cigarette or talking to us, they’d call out as we creeped down the alley: FRE-REESH PEACHES, WATEEMELLONE, ICE-COLD WATEEMELLONE, FRESH GREENZ – KNIFE SHARPIN’!!


We’d yell sometimes too, but as seven year olds, boys voices are still as high as girls and don’t travel far in the thick, humid air of summer.


“Don’t hoit yo-sef, now,” said one with a smile. “Wait ‘til yo voice changes some. Den yu cain yell ‘till yu hoarse.”


Most of the men were either black men from the American south or white men from Eastern Europe. Either way, they had accents so thick, I could barely understand them. But, we kids understood a warm smile and kindly eyes and an offer to ride about a ¼ mile or so on an old raggedly, rattlin’, smoke-spewing truck like this.


We’d get something when we jumped off the truck: a piece of fruit, a ripe tomato, a slice of watermelon – and off we’d run back to whatever game we’d been playing under the summer sun.


“See yu later, kid,” they’d say with a wave and a puff of smoke coming out their mouths.


“Ok, see ya!”


But, I doubt we’ll see such trucks, or such men, ever again.


Outside Kenosha, Wisconsin. (generalized hdr technique from a single jpg). Created for the Dictionary of Image pool.


Old shop in Hawes, Wensleydale selling lovely old chimneys etc.


I used to watch a lot of the antique road show programmes and always recall when they popped into this shop, the owner declined to be on camera. . . . .hmmmmmm

Västerbyn in Rengsjö, a cluster timber house from the 1500's. The houses stand on its original site, is beautifully decorated inside, as was in the old Hälsingland farms.


Upload for Window Wednesday.

From my husbands antique tool collection.

Taken with camera on full zoom and antique effect!

No invites please

At Sundays antique show

Happy Saturday my friends

the colors of this morning reminded me of an antique landscape painting.


sharing to see if you all think so too.


happy tuesday!

PP with Flypaper Textures

better big on black!

Slide Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona


Parked in the Apple Packing Shed built by Frank Pendley

I've been meaning to photograph this antique billboard ever since I first notices it a couple months ago. I finally found the time to stop by it today.

Here’s one from the archives. I’m transitioning from Aperture to Lightroom so I’m trying to learn new software right now. Yikes, there’s so much to learn!

The slow progress of a doll.

This is my little Jo, modelling the custom's dress.

Many layers of cotton battiste and voile, tea stainned, with antique trimings and pintucks galore!

This image was taken by me at the Kaufman museum in Newton, Kansas. It is from a 1.5 acre working Mennonite Farm dated in the 1870's. This windmill still works.


Image was processed by Stephen Gum.

Thanks Stephen. I really like the processing.


the sunlight on the old grasses, left over from last summer (timothy and fescue mostly) had them shining like gold on Saturday afternoon :)

My neighbor has sold house, can't take this with her, would give to me but afraid to move it- love it anyway! Came from an old ranch in Reno.



(So this antique shop has an old fashion Ice Cream Parlor inside...I'll have to go in next time!)

"Don't worry about wrinkles they're just antique smiles."

Experimenting with the Antique Light preset in Lightroom. This shot was taken during the same sunrise as Rising.I liked the colors in the untreated version I processed, but in the the end I thought the Antique treatment looked nice on the wood.


Have a great Friday!


Sigma 10-20mm


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No invites please,

I will be late tonight for comments, of to see my grand children:-)))

This is an antique from my collection and it is displayed in our kitchen

bay window, that my reflection there. this is were we keep our orchids

African violets and other flower.

Please view large

Picnic antique mirror

6 color


mod copy ok

6 land impact



My favorite picking shop captured in Bolton Landing NY.


Bolton Landing is a hamlet in the town of Bolton in Warren County, New York, United States. It is located on Lake George in the Adirondack Mountains. It is a common tourist destination and the closest town to the State Park lands and islands of the Lake George Narrows. The hamlet's most notable known feature is The Sagamore Hotel, a renovated Victorian-era hotel. There are 4 public beaches for swimming.


My name is Mike and I will be your antique expert for today. Let's see what you have for me today.


Hmmm, aww ... Yes, yes. This is a camera, that's C A M E R A. The age is somewhere between old and ancient, you know, slightly younger than you but WAY older than me. It has a couple of scratches on it and plenty of dust. tsk tsk. The value is around ... How much did you say you have in your pocket? Yes Yes, that's how much I'll take for your camera.


And that concludes the deal for the day. Enjoy.


View, don't think. Just give me the camera and the money and be on your way then.



Cliche Saturday HCS

This is the famous and storied image of the "Nuestra Senora de la Paz y Buen Viaje" [ Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage ] venerated at the Antipolo Church. It was carved from dark Mexican hardwood --- similar [ but not the same ] to the dark hardwood of the "Jesus Nazareno" [ Black Nazarene ] of Quiapo --- and was brought from Acapulco to Manila by the Governor General-designate Don Juan Nino de Tabora in 1625.


The "Nuestra Senora de la Paz y Buen Viaje" was the single most important Marian icon of the Spanish Era in the Philippines, eclipsing even the "Santo Rosario" of the Santo Domingo Church in Intramuros. She was the IT Virgin of that Era, so to speak. All the Rich People of the "Islas Filipinas" gave her magnificent jewels through the centuries [ remember the story of Capitan Tiago and Dona Patrocinio in Jose Rizal's "Noli Me Tangere" which was based on real people ], to the end result that She had the most spectacular collection of jewels among all the venerated Marian images in the islands.


In this picture, one will note her famous "plancha de oro," her exquisite, 18th century rococo-style frontal dress of solid 18 karat gold with a design of various flowers and birds. Even the "Santo Rosario" at the Santo Domingo Church, for all her aristocratic devotees, only had a "plancha de plata," a beautiful 19th century frontal dress of gilt silver with a design of various flowers. Even in Spain, there are very few images of the Virgin, if any, with frontal dresses of solid 18 karat gold. Note her crown of solid 18 karat gold, which is completely studded with rose-cut diamonds, large natural Sulu pearls, Burmese rubies, Colombian emeralds, and Indian blue sapphires. Note her "aureola" halo of solid 18 karat gold, also studded with precious gems like diamonds, pearls, rubies, emeralds, and sapphires. Note her 18 karat gold hair pins [ "atochas" ] and rings which are all studded with rose-cut diamonds and Sulu pearls.


In this picture, one will also note the magnificent and heavy silver-gilt thread embroidery of her cape. She also seems to be wearing a wig made of human hair.


Unfortunately, all of the magnificent jewels of the "Nuestra Senora de la Paz y Buen Viaje" disappeared at the turn of the 20th century. It was said that a caretaker had absconded with the entire lot to Hong Kong.


She was canonically crowned in 1926 at the Luneta Park.


It is heartening to note that the devotion of the Filipino People to the "Nuestra Senora de la Paz y Buen Viaje" in Antipolo has not diminished throughout the tumults of the centuries. Devotees continue to flock to the Antipolo shrine throughout the year but most specially during May, the traditional month for the veneration of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage.


This was taken from a page of an 1883 devotional booklet.


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I found this antique Yavapai County Fire Truck at the Gold King Mine and Ghost Town. It is a private attraction, owned by the bewhiskered Don Robertson (see image in first comment), and is hard to describe. Yes, there is an abandoned mine. Yes, there are abandoned buildings but strewn throughout the property is fascinating "junk." Classic trucks, tools, machines and so much more. I would call the place a tourist trap/junk yard, but I would return just for the photo opportunities.


As you can see from the original in the comments, I did a lot of cloning on this picture to get rid of some of the unsightly junk. It's not the best clone job, but I still like the finished image.


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Found at a very interesting antique shop where there was a little bit of everything scattered about the grounds and stacked to the rafters...

Gili Gede, Sekotong

Lombok - Indonesia






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