Weekly Photo Challenge: Weathered

Antique wagon with faded paint

Painted blue wagon with red trim outside a weathered building at the Mississippi Ag Museum

Colourful horse head hitching post

Painted horse head hitching post in New Orleans

Weathered advert

Beautiful distressed yellows, greys and reds on a faded advert on a garage wall

Large cut out bird

An oversized metal chicken, dressed to impress, with a hat, bow tie and umbrella(?)

I like colour and patterns, so weathered things fascinate me. These pictures were all taken in the American South, from top to bottom: Jackson, Mississippi; New Orleans, Louisiana; a hamlet in the Arkansas Delta; Austin, Texas.

40 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Weathered

  1. tonytomeo says:

    OH MY GOODNESS! That hitching post is from my ancestors foundry in Alviso! I have a pair of reproductions that were made into desk lamps. I have not seen one so far away. I see them around here. They have an weird history, which is far less glamorous than your picture; so I will not share it here.

  2. notetotraveler says:

    Great finds – I love the painted horse head hitching post and painted blue wagon. Interesting that TONY TOMEO commented that the hitching post was from a foundry in Alviso. My submission for the WPC challenge this week was about an abandoned cannery in Alviso. Small world.

  3. Oddment says:

    My dad told me once that our ancestors were horse thieves, so I guess I have a sort of ancestral connection to that hitching post too. But the wagon at the top is what speaks to me; it looks like the beat-up but magical wagon that was in an empty lot near my home when I was little. I wasn’t supposed to climb on it, but of course the descendant of horse thieves couldn’t be trusted when no one was looking. “Weathered” is a lovely word for something with a story, yes?

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