Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Cars in my neighborhood

I've been wanting a new project, and I have the idea for a big one that makes me feel so much joy and excitement that I can't wait to get started. However, it involves a road trip and I'm not sure exactly when I will go. I will share it with you once I've begun.

In the meanwhile, I've been noticing cars more than usual. I really like cars, I always have. Ever since I could drive at Autopia at Disneyland, I was hooked. It felt so real, going on those roads with curves and trees all around and speed limit signs, and going under a big overpass (monorail, but still). I remember thinking to myself, 'don't move the steering wheel back and forth too much, adults don't do that'. And I loved watching my dad drive, thinking how cool he looked when he drove with his knee. I couldn't wait to try it myself.

So, I've decided to look around my neighborhood to see what kind of gems I can find, then post them. Some may be obvious in their charm or beauty, others not as much. Maybe I'll just see an orange truck and say, "I like you".

At the end of the project, I will post a photo of every car I've ever owned. Already, I'm noticing that this is going to be fun. I have to really look and go down streets I've never been before. I will try to do a lot of this while walking.

Volvo on Ridge Rd., San Carlos


Jessica said...

Oooh oooh oooh. First a tantalizing tease of something cool up your sleeve. Then memories of Autotopia, which I would never have remembered on my own but oh-so-fondly remember now! Ending with photowalking pictures of cool cars in San Carlos. Wow oh wow, you do Wednesday up right 'round here.

sulu-design said...

Sounds fun - I love photos of old cars. Can't wait to see what gems you find!

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Ana said...

that's a great project! i'll have to let you in on my Autotopia story some day!