History on Flickr.
This is part of the artistic releif on a car known as the “art car” or “funky car” that is usually parked near SE Hawthorne. I shot it on the 2nd anniversary instapdx photowalk.
As I composed the shot I thought of a future archaeologist sifting though the strata of 2013 Portland. Circuit boards, the mirror tiles and other detritus painting a picture of what might have gone on on Hawthorne hundreds of years ago.
Taken with the iphone 4s photo app and gently post processed in snapseed to bring out a few more details and make the colors pop.
Associated Quote: “History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.”