Sunday, March 1, 2015

Theme Day - Ageing

The March theme for the City Daily Photo blog community is ageing and rather than a self portrait, I present this old delivery truck which was spotted in the Distillery District and may have been used to deliver some of the local liquor. It is probably from the 1940s and the years look to have been hard on the old thing!
To see more samples of Ageing from around the world click HERE.

38 comments:

Birdman said...

Life is hard even for trucks. Alcohol will age you fast they say. Case in point?

Gosia k said...

lovely car but old

EG CameraGirl said...

That front tire is looking a bit flat. :)

Luis Gomez said...

Truly aged!

TexWisGirl said...

very cool.

cieldequimper said...

Oh the poor thing needs a new tyre! I'd drive it!

Sharon Anck said...

Excellent choice for the theme. It does look like it's worked very hard over the years.

Karen S. said...

It may be of great age, but to me it's something beautiful, still! A lovely capture of it too, the colors are stunning in the whole photo!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh pool old thing hasn't aged well at all :) Metal doesn't really withstand the test of time like wood and bricks! You're going to have to do a self portrait next month Pat, isn't that the theme for April?

Lois said...

Now that is a great find! You picked the perfect time of day to take this photo. The light is fantastic.

Michelle said...

It has a lot of character!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Late thirties. Cool truck which I imagine wouldn't take too much to get rolling once again.

Stephanie said...

Love the look of this truck, all that beautiful rust set against the red bricks on this building.

Denton Harryman said...

imagine the memories drivers of that truck must have .. the liquor angle is a nice tough .. also I notice that the color of the truck match the color of your shoes in your profile (smile)

llandudnopictures said...

Safe to say it's now in retirement!

SRQ said...

Excellent find -- perfect for theme day. I would love to stumble across an old rusty truck like this when I have my camera.

Cloudia said...

and the weathered Belgian Blocks under it's tyres!



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Jim said...

Brilliant theme day post for Ageing.

LOLfromPasa said...

I love the look of old cars and trucks. They make great photos. This one is especially nice. It is aging for sure.

Petrus said...

I am surprised no one has repaired this vehicle and entered it into shows or exhibitions.
It could become a hobby for a mechanic or engineer.

Chrissy Brand said...

Fabulous find and choice for today Pat.

Randy said...

My favorite of this months theme day photos!

Jack said...

Oh, man! Just about all of that truck is rotting away.

William Kendall said...

The years have not been kind!

Bob Crowe said...

Beautiful light. The flat tire is a very nice touch.

Kay said...

I agree with William: the years have not been kind.

magiceye said...

Lovely capture!

Stuart said...

I love all the colors in this shot. Well done !

Andy said...

This old truck needs some TLC. "rather than a self portrait" made me laugh.
PS: Sunday's photo on my blog is not Halifax. Checkout 201 Church Street, Toronto on Google maps street view.

altadenahiker said...

Out to pasture. (I love the colors.)

Kate said...

We all need a little TLC when we age, but maybe this one is beyond that?!

Taken For Granted said...

Pat, your got me with this photo. I've always loved the shape and character of old trucks. Your photo beautifully captures the shape and style of these old beauties. But I could not figure out what kind of truck this was until I did a search. It is a 1946 Fargo, a kind of truck built by Dodge, but only sold in Canada. It is far better looking than the Dodge sold in the U.S. at the same time.

Taken For Granted said...

Here is what a restored 1947 Fargo looks like.

47fargo.jpg

Taken For Granted said...

I'm not exactly sure of the year. It might be a 1947, but it's close. Trucks didn't change as much as cars over the years. I would send you a picture I found if I had a way to do that.

hamilton said...

Perfect choice. I always have to check this one out when I am in the area.

Karl Demetz said...

Fantastic find for this theme !

José Mendonça said...

Very cool! Great entry.

carolann said...

oh it has character all right but I like it. The rust is pretty, kind of.