Stills V3

July 16, 2010

A Cadillac

Filed under: akikana — akikana @ 07:18

Akatsutsumi, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo.



  1. Apparently Elvis has not yet let the building.

    Comment by alofsm — July 16, 2010 @ 11:25

  2. *let left

    Comment by alofsm — July 16, 2010 @ 11:25

  3. First thought: I would bet that the original American designers wouldn’t have imagined this setting for the car. Second thought: the Japanese builders didn’t anticipate such a large car going in the garage. It’s rather like an oversize conger eel that can’t quite back fully into its hole in the seafloor.

    Beautifully put together and the steps and tile combo really sings.

    Comment by zavaell — July 17, 2010 @ 07:13

  4. “Second thought: the Japanese builders didn’t anticipate such a large car going in the garage.”

    – never mind the garage…the roads around this area are only just wide enough for this car to get through.

    Comment by akikana — July 17, 2010 @ 12:49

  5. My father had a Hillman Husky and it was my job to park it in the garage because you couldn’t open the doors once it was in. So it had to be parked with the handbrake off and left with the rear door open, I would climb in and out over the seats to use the back door. I vaguely recall having to open the back door of the garage to push the car out having let the rear car door slam.

    The car, the stairs and nymphs create a feeling of grandeur which are probably undeserved.

    Comment by Rex — July 18, 2010 @ 19:02

  6. Funny how dated it looks – the square caddi is far behind the curve of today’s european cars in styling and the grainy black and white seems to enphasize this.

    The feeling of grandeur is promptly put it in is place by the erratic curb and rodawya, together with the vent by the permanently open garage door.

    The extra knowledge that car only just fits the road raises quiestons about the character of it’s owner.

    Comment by sojournerphoto — July 18, 2010 @ 23:41

  7. All kinds of odd details – the tiles, cherubs, the strange kerb installation & then the Caddy, which seems to be an RHD (odd in itself).
    It’s almost as if the whole place was built around the car while it stood in place.

    Comment by doonster — July 19, 2010 @ 12:31

  8. This raises the questions that the others have mentioned. I guess you’d have to *really* want to have this car to put up with all the inconveniences.

    The picture in enhanced greatly by the existence of the plant.

    Comment by colinjago — July 19, 2010 @ 22:09

  9. “It’s almost as if the whole place was built around the car while it stood in place.”

    Yes — sort of a ship in the bottle kind of feeling. I wonder if it is actually driven much — I know some car collectors here where the car is more ornamental than anything else — one person I know has a very small collector car in his house.

    As for the photo — it is, as John said, “Beautifully put together.”

    Comment by Christina — July 21, 2010 @ 23:02

  10. you have a wonderful way of using the picture plane and giving weight to both near an far elements. The plant and cherubs working wonderfully together.

    The knitting of rectangles repeated in the car grill and floor tiles, like a great net.

    The wall on my monitir seems slightly over exposed.

    Comment by rhoehne — July 24, 2010 @ 09:15

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