Thursday, August 28, 2008

Time's Up!


He may be old, but he devours quarters on an hourly basis.


18 comments:

Julie said...

Is a quarter the same as 25c? This seems remarkably cheap for a parking meter. Outside where I am learning Bridge, the meters are rated at $4.40 per hour.

Hah - only realised when I enlarged the image to read the fine print, that you have made it sepia. Very fitting.

angela said...

The sepia works very well in this.
I like the advice: Drive safely, Out of sight....You see reminders not to leave stuff in the car in practically every car park here. It's good advice not to leave your bag on show even if you are in the car as someone will try to steal it. It's a sad world.

Dusty Lens said...

The simplicity of this photo appeals to me. Everytime I see a parking meter, I recall the opening scene to Cool Hand Luke.

Louis la Vache said...

A relic of the past! Around here, the individual meters are being replaced by electronic debit card taking gizmos located in the center of the block.

Re your question about the Amoco station, "Louis" will e-mail Donald and get his location for you.

Here's a story "Louis" posted about his dream car, a Packard Caribbean.

Laurie said...

I love these old meters. And I can't tell you how many times I've neglected to put in an adequate amount of change!

This shot is so nice in the warm tone, Virginia.

Kelly said...

Beautifully done, Virginia! I agree the sepia is perfect!

Although I must confess, it has me humming "Lovely Rita, Meter Maid" instead!

Virginia said...

Oh rats! Why didn't I think of that one Kelly. I racked my brain. Oh well.

Knoxville Girl said...

Man, I'm gonna look for a parking space in YOUR city next time - that's a bargain!

storyteller said...

Here in my little beach town it take 6 quarters to park for an hour currently … soon to be 8. How timez change.
Hugs and blessings,

Halcyon said...

The sepia tone makes this mundane object special. Nice touch!

Virginia said...

Well now I'm not sure how long a quarter will get you. I promise to notice next time I go. Cheaper than a lot I can assure you.

babooshka said...

That's such a classy shot. Sometimes sepia really works out better for a shot than monochrome, and knowing when to choose the image is again what makes a photographer.

Can I reqest Creek Alley? I'll ket you olay the tambourine if I can ppinch Mama's Cass's vocals. Not often I want to be a big girl but I'd beef up for her voice.

Virginia said...

YOu got it. I was just looking for a song for tomorrow! I love requests. I have dug a hole with this Tune du Jour thing and often get stuck. Just what I need, something else to make this blog thing take longer every day.

alice said...

I'd need a coin, it doesn't work with my euros...

Olivier said...

à Paris, ils mettent en place des horodateurs qui préviennent les policiers par SMS que l'heure est dépassée....la chasse à l'argent est continuelle ;o(

in Paris, they put up parking meters to prevent the police by SMS that the time is exceeded .... hunting money is continuing ;o(

D said...

When I was little, my favorite thing about shopping downtown was feeding the meter! Of course, then it was probably a dime and I was too short to reach it without help!
Thanks for the memory trip.

Virginia said...

Meter Update: I checked this a.m. and it's 1 quarter for 1 hour. May be the best deal in town.

Kitty said...

Nice!
I love sepia. It's a lot warmer than black and white, but still provides that amazing contrast.

Keep up the wonderful work!