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Once was someone's Pride and Joy


An occasional series illustrating a Journey along the River Mersey


I came across this burnt out car on the banks of the River Mersey just by the old Speke Airport. As it is only a mud track to get to this place, whoever left it there had quite  a ride.

Once was someone's Pride and Joy


An occasional series illustrating a Journey along the River Mersey


I came across this burnt out car on the banks of the River Mersey just by the old Speke Airport. As it is only a mud track to get to this place, whoever left it there had quite  a ride.

comments (12)

Can it be fixed? I'm Looking for a cheap car. All the best.
Les Auld: You would have to collect it Martin, thanks for the comment.
Very nice dramatic shot Les. Great lighting
Les Auld: Thanks Richard, glad you like it.
A friend of mine who lived in Liverpool for a while said it was a great place to be as long as you had no great attachment to personal property. I don't suppose it was the owner who left this on the banks of the Mersey. wink
Les Auld: It is getting better her Ian, but I suspect you are right and it was taken without concent. Thanks for the comment.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 Feb 2008, 13:08
I think this car has met one of your locomotives and it was not a happy union smile

It does make a dramatic picture.
Les Auld: Thanks Louis, true it would come off worse if it had been challenged by an engine.
  • Dave Wilkins
  • Recovering from surgery in Ireland
  • 1 Feb 2008, 15:42
And a warm one smile
Les Auld: A bit cold now though Dave, thanks for the comment.
I see the TWOC'ers are still at work ... and you have made this your own Les. Maybe the guys at East Lancs could use it as an apprentice work project. richard.
Les Auld: The old Ford factory down the road could perhaps handle it better, although now they have gone upmarket and are called Jaguar it would probably be beneath them,thanks for the comment.
WD-40. that'll start it. 6 months and not a twoc in my manor, found 4 melted bits of tarmac but thats it. Nice treatment Les.
Les Auld: Thanks David, probably would need a few gallons of the stuff though.
  • Bill Phillips
  • Droitwich...we've had a 2 minute blizzard!
  • 1 Feb 2008, 21:47
Looks like an old Escort...perhaps it came home to die!
Les Auld: Just like the elephants Bill, thanks for the comment.
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 1 Feb 2008, 22:40
Nicely done - you took a worn down subject and created a photo with the same feel.
Les Auld: Thanks Jewlya, appreciate the comment.
  • blackdog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Feb 2008, 23:01
Always makes me laugh when I see "Police Aware" stickers all over wrecks like this. Perhaps we should have a car removal helpline - we seem to have one for everything else!

Treatment of the photo suits the subject Les.
Les Auld: Thanks Mike, it is difficult these days to know just who is responsible for removing old and abandoned cars, perhaps that is why they tend to be left to rust away.
Modern life exposed: good shot
Les Auld: We see the detritus of modern life all around us Chris, thanks for the comment.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Feb 2008, 23:32
I hope this isn't a typical Liverpool view! Gritty stuff.
Ingrid
Les Auld: Thanks Ingrid, it is much cleaner these days with all the culture hype.

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