Monday, September 27, 2010

Cadillac Ranch - Amarillo

West of Amarillo, on the road leading to our next stop after Palo Duro Canyon yesterday, we checked out a cotton field; the fluffy cotton is the purest white.

Next to the field, I also captured this great bokeh shot of wildflowers...

Not all of our sightseeing yesterday was natural beauty though. Our next stop was the famed Cadillac Ranch. I love installation art or, more to the point, that glimpse it gives us into the minds of some fascinating artists. How do they come up with these ideas AND get someone to fund them? Ten Cadillacs, from the years 1949 to 1963 representing the evolution of  that automobile, make up the installation called Cadillac Ranch which was originally created in 1974. The creation continues to this day because writing graffiti on or otherwise spray-painting the vehicles is encouraged and several people there today knew to bring cans of spray paint. Alas, we did not know.
The first photo below may be familiar to some who recognize it from a movie mentioned here a couple of days ago. A tribute to the Cadillac Ranch was featured in the Walt Disney and Pixar film Cars. The fictional town of Radiator Springs sits at the edge of an area referenced on a map as the "Cadillac Range", and throughout the movie, rock formations shaped like the upended cars can be seen as a horizon backdrop. ~ source, Wikipedia  What an incredibly cool coincidence! Cars of our family's favorite movies.

Lovin' Life ~~ Especially Those Cool Coincidences!

P.S. Yikes! So much nature and art in one day must have sent Bella into sensory overload. Here she had just dribbled pee on my toes...gee whiz...definitely time to call it a day and head for home!

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