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Horsepower

2007.02.21
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On Saturday afternoon, I went to the local outdoor mall. It has a lot of high end-ish stores, really great restaurants, a cultural center, and lots of people watching. The top two shots are of the valet parking which is right on the street. I got a kick out of watching people walk buy and drool over the cars there. California dreaming at it's best (or worst).

Less than 100 feet from these cars, you can rent a horse and buggy to take you around the mall and see the sights. I think the "driver" was getting lessons on how to handle the carriage. She looked pretty nervous. Or maybe it was just not wanting to scratch those cars! Anyway, I thought it was ironic that they were so close together. The question is...are we better off with cars or would we be having more fun with a horse and buggy? Of course, I ride my bike everywhere so you know my answer! :)
11 Comments
chipotle heh. i was expecting a parade of exotic cars and then i scrolled to the horse-drawn carriages.

i don't know that we are worse off with cars so much as we--in america--are worse off with the way that years of cheap petroleum resulted in an infrastructure and mindset resistant to public transportation, pedestrians and bicyclists.
chipotle · 2007-02-21: 07:32
patojejp amazing set really great
patojejp · 2007-02-21: 14:07
PaulGraham nice panning work on the last shot!!!
fantastic set
PaulGraham · 2007-02-21: 17:47
Yanko I´ll skip the discussion and say that both are beautiful! Number 6 is a fantastic photograph!!
Yanko · 2007-02-21: 19:09
Metamorhous great set:)
Metamorhous · 2007-02-21: 21:15
aggiechristine Love how you moved from color to sepia to b&w. That third photo with his arm around her is lovely, and the way you've composed the fifth shot is great.
aggiechristine · 2007-02-22: 20:51
anacreative Well, the emotion in your 4th images are great;)

anacreative · 2007-02-23: 02:31
????? vrooom!
a horsepower series.
nice shots!
????? · 2007-02-23: 22:26
facan Good !
facan · 2007-03-10: 11:15
????? hi thanks for the comment, nice shots!
????? · 2007-03-14: 02:00
magpy lovely constrasts
magpy · 2007-04-24: 18:35
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Category: b&w
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Tagged: people horse buggy car bw
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