Posted by grant (kansas city, United States) on 17 December 2008 in Business & Industry and Portfolio.
Boy, they don't come more bare bones than that, do they? :-) Neat find and so well captured.
17 Dec 2008 5:22am
Timeless...you really don't see these anymore. I like how minimal this is.
17 Dec 2008 5:27am
This one is strictly utilitarian. Don't think I have ever run across an open-air car wash. Neatly captured Grant!
17 Dec 2008 7:25am
@Bill: thanks bill. i've never seen one like this either - took me a second look to figure out what it was.
This photography is warm, I love, you have a very good light and a very good angle to take a beautiful picture
17 Dec 2008 8:59am
@Annie Viguié: thank you annie
No fuss about this at all , no advertising even :)
17 Dec 2008 9:53am
Me gusta en especial el cielo, esas linias que hacen las nubes resalta la foto, saludos
17 Dec 2008 10:04am
this looks quite spooky to me. The building is rather ominous. LIke its got some dark secret. Good shot though!
17 Dec 2008 11:39am
Nice capture . Archie has all the latest conveniences by the looks of it .
17 Dec 2008 1:05pm
A very simple basic carwash, nicely captured by you as-it-is. Well done.
17 Dec 2008 2:45pm
Pretty low budget operation. Nice shot though.
17 Dec 2008 3:16pm
I always had a hard time getting my truck in the door. best...jerry
17 Dec 2008 3:23pm
It looks like a crypt and the pipes and lines over it seem like some crazy experiment or perhaps that is just my mood today. It does seem bunker like and a car wash is not something I would associate with it. One could attribute all sorts of uses to this structure and that is its charm, if one can use such a word in conjunction with this blank looking rectangle. It would have been fun if you had called it untitled. Terrific shot.
17 Dec 2008 3:46pm
@daina: are you in a mad scientist mood daina?
A fine shot of this 'bare bones' car wash. I like the angle you chose. Looks good to me.
17 Dec 2008 4:06pm
nice image - I like it
17 Dec 2008 5:11pm
It has almost got an igloo feel to it because of the white blocks.
It does look lonely and rather odd - I think the absence of advertising adds to that, as we're so used to seeing adverts everywhere we look (sadly).
17 Dec 2008 6:19pm
I've seen hundreds of these here in So.Cal. but never this clean and simple. Uh, where is the big brush?
17 Dec 2008 7:01pm
it's smaller than a container, (little bit larger than a door !?!?) and it also has an heating system inside !!!
cooool find Grant you are great!
17 Dec 2008 8:35pm
@paolo: thanks paola :)
any photograph with a hose in it is an automatic favorite with me. in this one though i really like the way the wire lines are echoed by the jet stream.
17 Dec 2008 10:35pm
@michele: i'll keep that in mind on future photo outings!
So long since I have seen the old style car wash like this, superb perspective and lighting as is your norm
18 Dec 2008 12:57am
A black and white in very good grey for a photograph.
18 Dec 2008 1:43am
a faaabulous criss-crossing of lines!! from the telephone wires, the electrical wires, to the lines in the brick wall and jet trails in the sky!! wonderful!!!
18 Dec 2008 2:03am
My dear Grant - you are putting Archie 'on the map'. Another winning Tmax100 image.
18 Dec 2008 4:08am
@Stephen Phillips: :-) thanks stephen
Can't beat the old hand-wash, an excellent shot Grant.
18 Dec 2008 12:24pm
@Observing: thanks mike
This is the old style --they don't make 'em like this anymore.
18 Dec 2008 11:19pm
Love it. You've really gathered an impressive collection of unusual buildings and businesses! Would love to see a well-culled 'best of' portfolio at some point showcasing some of the most unique (like this).
19 Dec 2008 11:13pm
@Kurt: it needs doing. thanks kurt.
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