“A RUSTY OLD TRUCK”
Day 27 of 366 Day Project
“Magic is everywhere, explore & be amazed everyday!”
Spotted on a country road on the outskirts of Tabulum was this old abandoned truck. Something…not sure what…drew me to stop the car and snap this image. I’m thinking curiosity but mostly the beauty and wonder of the trucks journey and what led it to be abandoned in the fields.
Like abandoned buildings, abandoned vehicles can have a profound effect on those who see them. They represent the sadness of losing those comforts that we’ve come to rely on, and the end of someone’s dream. Every abandoned car was once a brand-new machine, a source of pride for its owner.
Of course, not every abandoned car evokes a sense of nostalgia. The reaction to abandoned vehicles often depends on the location and condition of the cars. If an abandoned car is left carelessly in front of a house, at the side of the road, or in a parking lot, it becomes a public nuisance and may even be a safety hazard.
But at some point, abandoned cars become less of an eyesore and more like art. The bright, shiny paint begins to fade, beginning to resemble the muted and earthy tones of nature. The leather and metal begin to disintegrate, with rust reclaiming the iron and eventually turning it back into soil.
Regardless of the environmental damage these abandoned cars do, it’s hard to argue their strange, eerie beauty. As they lie out, exposed to the elements season after season, they become almost a part of the landscape.
Photographers and artists have been drawn toward abandoned vehicles for almost as long as abandoned vehicles have existed.