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Abandoned automobiles photography Poem Travel

E L D O R A D O

Gaily bedight,
A gallant knight,
In sunshine and in shadow,
Had journeyed long,
Singing a song,
In search of Eldorado.

But he grew old—
This knight so bold—
And o’er his heart a shadow—
Fell as he found
No spot of ground
That looked like Eldorado.

And, as his strength
Failed him at length,
He met a pilgrim shadow—
‘Shadow,’ said he,
‘Where can it be—
This land of Eldorado?’

‘Over the Mountains Of the Moon, Down the Valley of the Shadow, Ride, boldly ride,’ The shade replied,— ‘If you seek for Eldorado!’

Edgar Allan Poe

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automobiles photography

Behind Each Great Car is a Great Driver: The Cars of Caracciola, Nuvolari, Moss and Ruby

 

Celebrating Caracciola, Nuvolari, Moss, Ruby and their cars:

  • 1934 MG K3 Magnette, which “drivers found a magnificent car to handle while viewers marveled at its grace. It was certainly the high point for the marque car known to make voiturettes rather than take-all-comers racer.”
  • 1956 Maserati 300S, with “a spotty racing history that was however superior to any post-War Maserati sports car racing in the big leagues. “
  • 1967 Ford MK IV , driven by Denny Hulme and Lloyd Ruby, this J8 car set the 1967 Le Mans top speed record at over 224 mph, the record equaled by Mario Andretti before his accident in that race.
  • 1927 Mercedes Benz S-Type Sportwagen, the original S-Series!
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Abandoned photography Videography

Dropped Pianos

Dropped Pianos at Bureau Brothers Foundry

The name, pictures and video were all inspired by Tim Hecker’s album: Dropped Pianos.

Music played in the video is by Kimiko Ishizaka:

The Open Goldberg Variations

Bureau Brothers Foundry was built in North Philadelphia in the 1870s and was one of premier art foundries in the States.

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meetup photography Travel

American Beauty

Chesterwood Vintage Motorcar Festival in Stockbridge, MA.

One of the pictures in this collection was selected by FWA Photo editors as Photo of the day, August 12th 2014

http://www.fwaphoto.com/#/2014-08-12/

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automobiles meetup photography

If this is too loud, you’re,probably, too old: Scantic Valley Antique Engine Show

If, like me, you have a passion for Internal Combustion Engines, then you must have heard of Scantic Valley Antique Engine Show held annually at Four Town Fair Grounds of Somers, CT.

The show includes farming equipment(some of which goes back to the early 1900s), classic cars and all sorts of engines(rotary,two stroke, four stroke,..etc). The sky was amazingly beautiful on that day and granted some really nice shadows inside the endless engine compartments.