Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Prow Ornaments

Detroit iron of old was simply big. You could say that they really functioned as ships of the land, and as any self respecting ship builder knows, a figurehead is required on the prow of a ship. Many of these old “land ships” were built to this standard. This prow (better known as a hood ornament) lead the way for one old Cadillac, and it would not allow its ship to sneak across the oceans of wheat, it made a statement. Alas, sleek, is the new standard, and only a few models retain any semblence of the old order. The once proud prow will soon be nothing but a distant memoy.

The theme for today is “Something that is about to disappear soon”. Check out some of the other Daily Photo sites that are also participating in the theme:


Porto -Seattle WA USA (Kim) -London, UK -Greenville, SC -Albuquerque, NM (USA) -St Paul Kate -ShangHai, China -Phoenix, Az -Twin Cities, MN -Sequim, WA -Stayton, OR, USA -Bandung (Indonesia) -Dallas, USA -Stavanger (Norway) -Singapore (zannnie) -Budapest (Hungary) -Paris (France) -Tuzla (BiH) -Melbourne, (Aust.) -Auckland, New Zealand -Singapore (Raymond) -Dubai UAE (DXBluey) -Vantaa, Finland -Oshawa, Ontario, Canada -St. Paul MN Carol -Singapore (Keropok) -Delta Colorado, USA -Rotterdam (Netherlands -Queens, NY (USA) -Tenerife (Spain) -Santiago (Chile) -Nelson, New Zealand -( Japan ) -Hyde (UK) -Sydney (Sally) -Manila, Philippines -Aliso Viejo, CA (USA) -Nottingham UK -Brussels, Belgium -Sharon, CT (USA) -Sydney Australia (Nathalie) -Edinburgh, Scotland -Evry, France -San Diego, CA (USA) -

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks like a cartoon character to me! :-) Iron man!

Kim said...

What a super post! I'm a little more than halfway through the 56 photos in our theme day, and yours is the most original idea so far. What a lovely hood orniment she is, too! Kudos,
-Kim

Felicia said...

Cool photo and nice theme idea! I didn't imagine this on a Cadillac. This one looks pretty solid too so the chances that it will disappear because of theft look slim.

Anonymous said...

I appreciate this post a lot!

photowannabe said...

Great shot of a bygone era. You answered the theme.

John - Melbourne said...

Beautiful shot Bill, well done!

Chad Oneil said...

You know I can appreciate an image like this. Good one.

Bill said...

Keropok man: Your right!

Kim: "she" ??????

Felicia: Yes, but the unlucky person to meet him (or her) head on will not be so lucky!

Jenny & Char: I thought both you might :)

Everyone else, thanks much!

Anonymous said...

This is very nice. I like the depth of field here.

Eric said...

It's funny, in France they steal these off the hoods of cars. Hope you didn't get stopped by the police!

Anonymous said...

it is still sleek! great close-up

Salty Dawg said...

The lighting and DOF lend this shot a certain mystique, nice capture! Thanks for visiting my blog.

Annie said...

What a wonderful photo. And a memorial to something very lovely.