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Been there, I think

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Been there

Reach a time and place when
you’ve been there and
you’ve done that
Hell, maybe you didn’t
maybe you watched someone else do it
maybe saw it on TV
Once it gets so far back
it doesn’t much matter much
cos your memory –
gets a bit long
a bit distant
Even though it tastes
as sweet as it ever did
you just can’t recall
the fine detail

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29/01/2013 at 11:37 pm

Go for a Drive

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Not sure what brought this on… For someone who hates to drive and pretty much refuses – I admit to a fondness for cars and car graveyards. I have no idea what make this was, but just love the curve of this hood ornament.

I rather think the man who drove this car (and it was surely not a woman) despaired of ever owning a fast car, not with a wife and a growing brood all needing shoes and the rent to pay while they tried to save for a down payment. I rather think he polished this ornament and wondered what it would be like to slip behind the wheel of a Jaguar, with a woman like Julie Christie or Rita Tushingham at his side, wearing cool cool shades and put the pedal to the floor. Just once.

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04/09/2012 at 1:21 am

Jalopy

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Got up to shoot the dawn this morning. Funny thing about dawn – whilst it certainly did arrive, you couldn’t tell by the photos, it went from dark to light with a few shades of bluish grey in the sky despite the crystal clear morning.

So we wandered down a couple of backroads looking for something to shoot. Came upon a graveyard of ancient cars and trucks and tractors, just out in a field, decaying away. It was somehow exciting and so full of stories. This here is just the beginning.

btw… I am on a tiny laptop with no decent photo editing software, so we’re going basic this week…

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07/06/2011 at 9:55 pm

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