Going nowhere

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Comments (18)

omshakti on June 21, 2008

Maybe not... I wonder how many kids travelled here and there and beyond behind the wheel of that fantastic wreck. It's a vehicle for their dreams, and mine as I look at this picture.

I love your Manitoba series, Marylin, it's even more flat than the Tamil plains.


Marilyn Whiteley on June 21, 2008

Many thanks, omshakti, for your poetic appreciation of this beautiful wreck. It stirred my imagination, too.

Very flat. This area was part of the bed of a very large lake around the time of the last glacial age in North America. I realize that the flatness made it easier to spot the abandoned buildings that are relics of earlier attempts at farming in this not entirely hospitable climate.


Tom Ringold on July 2, 2008

A tie to another place and time. As omshakti has so eloquantly stated, it stirs imagination.


Marilyn Whiteley on July 3, 2008

Thanks, Tom. It was a real surprise to me when I walked in from the road to check other angles of the nearby empty building and found this behind a clump of bushes!


Benni w on November 12, 2008

This one is older than our Greetings BennOe

Amelia Royan on November 25, 2008

Hell Marilyn. Definitely past the sell by date, but I love the soft, faded look of the whole photo, which enhance the subject. The vehicle looks as if it has been [and will be] there forever. Venlig hilsen fra Norge. Amelia

Amelia Royan on November 25, 2008

Forget to add - the GE earth map of this area of Manitoba is also a work of art! A patchwork quilt of rectangles.

Marilyn Whiteley on November 27, 2008

Yes, BennOe and Amelia, it's seen better days. (Amelia, I'm glad you noticed the map!) Greetings, Marilyn

Jesse * on April 26, 2009

This is a really neat picture Marilyn. I really like your collection and there are so many good pictures that it'll take awhile to explore them all. Greetings from IL!

Marilyn Whiteley on June 17, 2009

I'm sorry I missed your nice comment, Jesse, while I was away in Atlanta. Please accept my belated thanks!

JLourenco on January 11, 2010

Nature reclaiming some space! Giving time what men took from the ground Nature takes it back slowly!

Greetings, JLourenco

245Ronald >>>>No Vie… on July 12, 2010

Love this picture, nice shot. 245Ronald

wooodooo on July 16, 2010

Its make me in nostalgy. Sorry, I dont know English as want. Say only: such our Ukraine.

Luis Maderuelo on November 2, 2012

Marilyn, a pleasure to return to see your photos. Thank you for accepting the invitation to the group "Abandoned stuffs".

I like this photo!

Greetings, Luis

Marilyn Whiteley on November 2, 2012

Thank you, Luis, for the invitation.

And long overdue thanks to you, JLourenco, 245Ronald, and wooodooo, for your comments.

Greetings from Canada, Marilyn

Miguelf1 on December 1, 2012

I like these kind of cars even if it is out of service, i imagine this car has many beautiful thoughts for those who rode on its wagon.Beautiful photo Marilyn ;)

Jean Bouchard on December 3, 2012

Your portfolio is quit impressive. Keep up the good work. Greetings from eastern Québec. Jean Bouchard

Marilyn Whiteley on February 22, 2013

Like you, Miguel, I like to think about the memories that such old things must hold.

And thank you, Jean, for your kind comment.

Greetings from Ontario, Marilyn

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 18, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2008/06/18 11:21:25
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 6.42mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: -0.30 EV
    • No flash