Words to Travel By:

“Bizarre travel plans are dancing lessons from God.” – Kurt Vonnegut

"We can't be lost.  We're making such good time." – a friend

"I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life - and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do."  – Georgia O'Keeffe [Because bridges are my kryptonite.]

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.” - Mark Twain

Friday
Sep132013

Bakelite Pontiac 

Photos of this hood ornament abound on the internet. That's because the Pontiac it graces is one of several antique cars in the parking lot of the Wigwam Motel in Holbrook, Arizona. (I'll be posting more about the Wigwams.)

Bakelite was a forerunner to modern plastics and though it had its own limitations, its beauty is undeniable. Hood ornaments like this one from the 50s when lit from within must have been truly stunning. Age, wear, and heavy crazing haven't diminished its appeal.

 

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