March 30, 2009

Sunbathing

I've always found the stuff that taxi drivers place on their dashboards fascinating. There was that one who had a whole bunch of stuffed toys hanging from a sun visor, and now this: a robed and veiled Virgin Mary and a resin mermaid au naturelle with her hair positioned just so.

the Virgin Mary and a mermaid on a taxi's dashboard

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26 comments:

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Hilda:

Love your odd shot and your explaining that it was captured in a taxi! We're trying Monochrome Monday today. Don't want to become obsessed with these theme days, but it is fun being part of the bigger COMMUNITY. Happy monochrome, odd-shot, and whatever-else Monday!

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello Hilda!
Lovely picture!Certainly the "taxi driver"will be always happy!
Kind Regards
Léia

RuneE said...

He ought to be prepared for any occasion involving women.

Halcyon said...

That is quite a contrast!

Lois said...

What a fantastic shot Hilda! I really like those little palm trees!

Reena said...

hehe. love the contrast!

Olivier said...

surprenant contrasme , la vierge en vacances ;o)

the donG said...

that's so tropical! it made me smile.

Sharon said...

I love this odd shot. Next time I'm in a taxi I'm going to look around for the little additions the driver makes.

Tricia said...

Odd Shot, indeed. LoL! Did you take this photo from a store window?

JM said...

Incredible! I'm also fascinated with taxi decorations! The best I've seen are, no doubt, on the Far East! :-)

George said...

This definitely qualifies as an odd shot. It certainly presents an odd contrast.

Tricia said...

I'm adding your page to my list so I can come back often to visit - I thought I already had you added, but I guess not!

Vogon Poet said...

Simply great! I it is so funny to photograph this stuff, great choice of composition with the traffic behind. Nice, very nice.

Daryl said...

Oh thats funny ...

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Hmmm. It IS rather odd isn't it? ;-)

marley said...

Quite a contrast between the virgin mary and the mermaid. A very odd shot!

lemon said...

Ahahaha, and I thought that this was only Greek taxi drivers habit!!!
God, how alike are people, anywhere in the world...

Marc said...

Lovely scene to brighten up your taxi ride.

Bergson said...

La sirène amène la vierge à la plage pour se détendre

raf said...

What no hula dancer? Great catch and Odd Shot post, Hilda!

Tash said...

That's a real interesting combo, you are right. At least the mermaid is discrete. :)
I'm going to keep an out for any decorations in US taxi cabs. I rarely use one though, but I do see them driving around. Great (odd) shot.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

I agree. I always look at what the taxi cab drivers have also. this one is a great capture. i always wonder what super glue they use to hold the interesting items.

gogouci said...

Very interesting pair. I doubt they have much to discuss.

Amanda said...

That is odd, and odd couple! Who is teaching who?

gandarynako said...

heehee. i agree taxi---and jeepney drivers--- have interesting decor ;-)