Travel Theme: Ancient

I think living in the United States puts one at a disadvantage for finding ancients objects to photograph. The dictionary defines ancient as belonging to the very distant past and no longer in existence. Our past is not so very distant, relatively speaking, that is. But I do have a few shots of objects that are obsolete, or pretty close to it.

This first object is a gas pump. I remember this type of gas, with its dinosaur mascot as a small child. You can tell it’s quite old, the price is 35 cents per gallon. Those who tease me about my age would probably say it’s ancient.
Ancient Gas Pump(w)
Sinclair Oil Corporation

This next object, although not nearly ancient, very much on its way to being obsolete. I know my 21 y/o son might remember seeing phone booths but my grandsons surely do not.
The Washington Court Hotel(e)# (24)

This last object is an elevator that I believe was manufactured by the Otis Elevator Company in the late 1800’s. I’ve never ridden in an elevator like this one as it is much before “my time”, thereby making it ancient.

Ancient Elevator(w)

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8 thoughts on “Travel Theme: Ancient

  1. I feel so ancient now–thanks a lot! 🙂
    The video is particularly adorable. “Humans are devolving.” Couldn’t have said it better myself.


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