A visit to the junkyard used to be an interesting one, but I realized I am beginning to see the same photographs; some textures, some color, some shapes, marquees, and so on. I took a bunch of photographs, “pictures at a junkyard” because it is hard not to with so many things around. In them, I tried to see things I did not pay attention to before, but I am sure there are some repetitions. The Bad Bow Tie truck is an example. I have photographed it probably at every visit, partly because of my affinity to bow ties and partly the incongruity of bow ties with trucks. This time though, its headlight cavities were mostly red, giving it a zombie appearance. I also photographed that Cubist Volkswagen before, but I thought the position of the various parts were rearranged, so I decided to include that.
We also chatted with Roland, the manager of the yard. I asked him how many cars were in the yard and he said there were about 1,800 cars on average at any given time. For some reason, it gives the impression that there are many more than that, but Roland knows that yard! He labeled areas for purposes suitable for the seekers of car parts or those searching for good photographs. Memory Lane, for instance, houses important marquee names of the past, Chrysler, Cadillac, Buick, … from the early years.
These are the ones that bubbled to the top to share this time.