Travel Photo Thursday | Buick Sedan

Travel Photo Thursday | Buick Sedan

I’ve always thought that I was born in the wrong decade.  I seem to have wistful thoughts about what it would have been like to live in the 30s and 40s.  I love almost everything about that era, especially cinema, which explains my fascination with film noir.

So, when I gazed upon this Buick sedan from the mid-30s parked in front of the Casablanca Hotel in South Beach in Miami, I was transported back in time.  I could imagine bank robbers, like the Barker gang,  hanging on for dear life on the side of each step plate as they made their getaway with Eliot Ness closing in on them.

What can I say?  I have an overactive imagination.  But it does remind me of old films like Mildred Pierce, The Women and Double Indemnity that featured actors who had both talent and moxie.  Yes, it’s pretty obvious that I was born too late.

Buick Sedan



Renee King
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  • Michael Figueiredo
    Posted at 14:46h, 24 March Reply

    Great photo! I love South Beach (and your active imagination too!)

  • Raymond
    Posted at 17:15h, 24 March Reply

    Renee, I love this photo! And I love that you use words like “moxie” even more!

  • Nancie
    Posted at 18:38h, 24 March Reply

    Great shot Renee! It really does take you back in time.

    Thanks for joining Travel Photo Thursday.

  • Alouise
    Posted at 20:46h, 24 March Reply

    Love the photo, if it was in black and white I’d totally believe it was from the 1930’s.

  • Cathy Sweeney
    Posted at 21:22h, 24 March Reply

    Very cool shot. I can see where the Casablanca Hotel and that great old car can take you back in time. Fun to think about.

  • Grace
    Posted at 22:43h, 24 March Reply

    I love vintage cars. I’m half expecting a Tony Montana look alike to step out.

  • John in France
    Posted at 23:58h, 24 March Reply

    Are you sure you weren’t gate-crashing a film set??? LOL

  • robin
    Posted at 13:09h, 25 March Reply

    What a scene! I feel like saying “very Miami” but I´ve never set foot in the place so I won´t!

  • R. Mastriani
    Posted at 16:06h, 09 December Reply

    Miami is such an amazing city that adapts to the current era. The visual scene remains the same, the times change, styles change, and South Beach always fits into the current trends. Miami will always be a center of influence in style, fashion, food, art, and music.

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