Monday, November 17, 2014

Old Buggy

 Fancy-schmancy buggy lawn ornament

The yellow wheels surprised me but I'm sure it would distinguish the owner's buggy from all the others parked along the street or in a parking lot.

In sepia

We've come a long way since the "good ol' days." Way back when, no one was driving 130 kilometres per hour down a dirt road (the speed many cars today travel on Ontario's 400-series highways).
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51 comments:

Revrunner said...

Seems to me that a buggy like that deserves to be in a museum or else still in service.

Sandra said...

I am soooooo glad i did not live when this was our mode of transportation... i love to LOOK at it and would like to ride in it, but just for fun..

Lynn said...

in the middle of winter this probably would not be as romantic as I see it here :-) 140 YIKE on a dirt road and I think 70 kph is terrible on dirt roads as they do drive here (young and somewhat stupid).

Pamela Gordon said...

That is a beautiful buggy. I wonder if they leave it out all winter.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

A fine looking buggy there EG, I wish the people that speed over the limit today were made to travel this way for a while to think about things :)

William Kendall said...

I do like that one, EG.

DeniseinVA said...

What a neat looking buggy.

see you there! said...

The buggy looks ready to go. Would be fun to take a ride.

Darla

TexWisGirl said...

kinda hate to think about the upholstery rotting away in the elements, but it is striking out there!

Penelope Postcards said...

Yellow wheels are sure to draw attention … even nowadays yellow tires on a car would help it from getting lost in the parking lot. :)

Lowell said...

What a beautiful buggy. And the color photo does it justice. I'd think as a lawn "ornament" it would be likely to be stolen?

They must take this in when winter arrives, right?

Mary Hone said...

I can only imagine riding very far in one of these. Rough ride, but arriving in style.

Birdman said...

Better than snow machines in disrepair on front lawns that I see here at times.

rainfield61 said...

Oh no, a beautiful old buggy belongs to the Rubbish Tuesday.

Mersad said...

They are a very unusual ornament. Looks great though.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Tom said...

I believe the fancy-schmancy term for this buggy is, fancy-schmancy carriage...very nice. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Judy said...

That buggy is in really good shape!!! I like the yellow wheels!!

Lois said...

How pretty! I love those yellow wheels too.

Bob Bushell said...

Oh yes, that's a nice buggy, and in sepia. Beautiful photos.

Judy said...

It's in such good shape! I wonder if it ever gets used anymore. I can see it being pulled by a beautiful white horse in a parade.

Sylvia K said...

I do love the old buggy and those wonderful yellow wheels!! What a fun capture for the day!! Hope your week is off to a great start!! Enjoy!!

Karen S. said...

Both views are sensational, and the last one in sepia, tends to lend the eye to days of long ago. Very nice.

Jocee said...

That is a fabulous ornament, very well looked after. It looks great in sepia too.

Mascha said...

What a nice buggy! Very nostalgic in sepia.

Jen Masssey napierdailyphoto.blogspot.co.nz said...

Ive always liked anything from the "good ol' days." And I LOVE this!!!

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

a friend went to NY and posted her photos. I am reminded of us as a family riding a carriage similar to your buggy.

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely photography of the vintage buggy ~ Life in some ways was simpler but harder I would imagine also ~ Great post!

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Jane Hards Photography said...

It's cute. I live on such a small island, I see this buggy in good use here.

Carver said...

Great shots of the buggy.

Carola Bartz said...

What a cool buggy - and you've processed it beautifully in sepia.

cieldequimper said...

Still in pretty good shape! Love the sepia!

Cloudia said...

A time for speed,
a time to meander. . . .



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Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Great old buggy and I love the yellow wheels!

Grandma C said...

Beautiful old buggy!

Marie said...

Just love it! What a beautiful old buggy!

Anita Davis said...

Sweet!
Love the color shot the best, it really shows how much style the owner has.

Felicia said...

love it.

Rajesh said...

Very colorful buggy.

Photo Cache said...

that's a pretty one and it's a lawn ornament?

Worth a Thousand Words

Jacquelineand.... said...

Makes me think of the musical 'Oklahoma', and these lyrics:

Chicks and ducks and geese better scurry
When I take you out in the surrey,
When I take you out in the surrey with the fringe on top!
Watch that fringe and see how it flutters
When I drive them high steppin' strutters.

LV said...

Yes, we definitely have come a long ways from the "good Ole days". We did not even have this. Just a wagon pulled by a mule.

Gail Dixon said...

What an unusual lawn ornament. Love it. Both images are beautiful.

Randy said...

The sepia gives it a nice vintage feel.

Stephanie said...

A beautiful buggy in both images.

llandudnopictures said...

What a classic, which looks equally good in both photos!

Gattina said...

Would love to go shopping with that ! The only problem is I have no horse !

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

That's a classy wagon!!

Barbara Wójcik said...

In sepia- my fawourite!

W. Latane Barton said...

Wow, I like that buggy yellow wheels and all.

Brooke Neal said...

Love the yellow! Great colors.

Jack said...

This image works wither in color or sepia. But it becomes a different thing, depending on how it is done.

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