Thursday, November 11, 2010

"Spirit of America" over the Plush Pony... (SkyWatch Friday)

A combo of old and new, grounded and aloft, alive and animated. 
"Spirit of America" is the name of the Good Year blimp which is based in Carson, CA.
The sign is for the Palos Verdes Inn which used to be The Plush Pony in the 50's and 60's. It is not located in Palos Verdes but just adjacent to it in Redondo Beach.
The old style antennas are becoming obsolete, but the ubiquitous pigeons are going strong in the area.


crocrodyl said...

Very nice and interesting composition!

Lily Hydrangea said...

This is so cool! I Love your composition.
I have tried repeatedly to photograph the blimp around here & never get anything this good.
You have inspired me to try again.
: )

Pasadena Adjacent said...

I love this photo

I really really love this photo

it's got it all (show it...hint hint)

Powell River Books said...

Now that you mention it, I remember going for drinks at The Plush Pony when I lived in Torrance. - Margy

Bibi said...

I remember the Plush Pony and may even have been there! Wow, nostalgia again...I can hardly wait to come to PV!

TheChieftess said...

Fab photo Tash!!! I love the old antenna, next to the old sign...and the blimp added in is extraordinary!!! Very cool capture!!!

brattcat said...

This is like a technology riff on 'still life'.

raf said...

Instant composition of ecclectic time symbols, Tash, in one frame. Nicely done!