Saturday, March 23, 2013

Shadow Shot Sunday - Parking apparatus

Strubennville and steel, 1955
Shadow Shot Sunday 2 is back, and a recently scanned, steel town Steubenville shot of slight shadow is chosen. The car at the upper left, a 1955 Packard Clipper suggests this is the year. This is probably downtown and it is a stacked mechanical parking lot/car park (referred to as pigeon hole parking) and taken from a roof of a nearby building. It appears that the elevator takes the vehicles to the level and slot the car is/was parked. In the distance looks to be one of the steel mills that once dotted the banks of the Ohio River. The grit of the industrial contrasts with the nice cars parked by the downtown shoppers. A shadow in time...

10 comments:

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The shadows are probably as heavy as those old vehicles!

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MyMaracas said...

Wow,Ralph. I've never seen anything like this. Thanks for sharing!

colleen said...

Funny how they all look to have faces and how I expect them to start moving and talking like cartoon cars.

Paula Scott said...

Most certainly a shadow in time! What a wonderful image. I know all those steel mills are gone now, aren't they? I still can't imagine getting those cars up there.

Gemma Wiseman said...

An elevator for cars is quite an incredible thought! Interesting how one level seems to be vacant and cars are above and below that level! Fascinating photo!

LV said...

Thanks for a great rip down memory lane.

BLOGitse said...

Cute - they are smiling! :)
Happy Sunday!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Love all the vintage cars ~ great shadow shot
~ Enjoy ^_^

robin. said...

what an awesome shadow shot ralph. amazing structure for the times.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Those classic cars makes very good shadows.

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Have a blessed Sunday.