Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Sepia Saturday 4 January 2014

At Sepia Saturday this week, we're braiding strands of traffic from yellow buses to shimmering limousines as they rocket about tree lined streets and neighboring interstates.  I'm excited to see what twists and turns many of us will post.


Alan has turned the key for a driving adventure to destinations unknown, as just one theme.  Be it touring in a limousine or highway dancing from a bus, we're sure to enjoy the ride, in grand style.

Okay you're totally right this photo and the next are from today's world. However, they serve as a fine example of highlighting the old with our lives today!

From flashes of chrome to curious wood adventures, our old wheels may rub and squeak today, but in their day,they grabbed your attention reflecting awe where ever they were.

Do you remember my father's Aunt Doris, (from a post last September) as her new hubby snapped her picture next to their honeymoon caravan?

It was their limousine!

Buses in cities all across the world gathered to collect passengers to deliver them to their destinations. 

Just what is it about wheels that are so fascinating?

They are a mystery of invention connected to machines that invigorate us immensely.

Round and round they turn.

We incorporate them within special moments within our lives, like this wedding car.

Yet, as important as they were in their day, many of them have been put down, so to speak.
If you were a member of our family you would know that automobiles played many rolls for us all, but a good many of them had a sad ending.

Depressing as it may be, many of these grand oldies sit deep within today's weeds.

Right in our own backyards.

When they aren't on display like below.

Speaking of showing things off,
and Alan mentioned driving, I want to share a postcard of mine that features the open road and a rather unique parking lot as well.

Postcard below reads, Automobile Parking Oval on Beach at State Park, Grand Haven, Michigan.

If care to take a spin through other Sepia Saturday posts go here.


Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Great shots! Love the volkswagen!!

La Nightingail said...

Interesting photos. The VW limousine is great. Classic cars are neat too. But while some cars are true classics, others are just big old cars people keep driving around. Whenever we see one of those we laugh and say "boat alert". I've no idea where the expression originated, however? Anybody know?

Leovi said...

Very beautiful pictures, wonderful old buses!

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

Parking lot postcards...mmm, what next?

Max Sartin said...

Love the VW Bus Limo. And the kid fixing his skateboard. Great old pictures.

Alex Daw said...

I wondered what that kids was doing...thanks the stretch bug.

Bob Scotney said...

From School Bus to parking lot these make a fine collection, You have also reminded me that somewhere in my archives are wedding shots with an old bus used to ferry guests around.

ScotSue said...

A great collection of entertaining images. I liked the way you began with today's fantastic limousine and linked it to the older photographs.

Very many thanks,too, for taking the time and trouble to find a ink regarding my post on my grandmother. I must admit it is sometime since I used Family Search and the web site has changed quite a bit since then. I agree there are some possibilities in the Alice English entries but so far nothing has proved to be my grandmother. I shall keep persevering!

Little Nell said...

You’ve taken us on a wonderful bus ride Karen! For some reason the wedding party picture was quite pixelated - I wonder why that is? Love the little boy attending to his ‘wheels’.

Ruckus Eskie said...

What a grand style indeed. Thanks for sharing

Postcardy said...

The cars on the parking oval postcard really blend in with the scenery.

Wendy said...

I'd love to know the story behind that VW limo. One of a kind??

Alan Burnett said...

As always, some really fabulous photographs. It's always such a pleasure to read your Sepia posts. A very Happy New Year Karen.