Lens-Artists Challenge #75 – Nostalgia

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The Lens Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Tina.

Nostalgia can be many things.  Old, new, bold, blue.  For some, it’s 


Sate yourself, or forever hold your peace.

I leave you with this quote from the Lapham’s Quarterly weekly email:

““What else than a natural and mighty palimpsest is the human brain?” asked Thomas De Quincey, who died on this day in 1859. “Such a palimpsest is my brain; such a palimpsest, oh reader, is yours.””


Kudos to the tireless leaders of the weekly Lens-Artists challenge.

Weekly Challenge info from Tina:
“Each Saturday at noon EST we will publish a photo challenge similar in form to the now-defunct WPC. If you choose to participate, please make sure to tag your post with the name of our group LENS-ARTISTS so that all of the responses can be found together in the WP Reader. Please also include a link to the challenge moderator’s post. One of our 4 moderators will host the challenge each week.”
Week 1 – Patti of https://pilotfishblog.com/
Week 2 – Ann-Christine aka Leya of https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/
Week 3 – Amy of https://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/
Week 4 – Tina of https://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/
Check them out.  Also search for Lens-Artists to find posts.

About JohnRH

Retired, avid winter skier, avid reader, traveler (avidly). :)
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32 Responses to Lens-Artists Challenge #75 – Nostalgia

  1. Tina Schell says:

    Wow John! What a great idea, you nailed it this week!


  2. Tina Schell says:

    John, did my comment get lost?

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  3. Amy says:

    Wow, really cool, John!

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  4. Prior... says:

    Wow John – at first when I saw “34” photos in the opening line I was expecting to scroll and scroll – but did not – instead – you did a fine job with the tile layout like this – made it so smooth and seamless -and the cars are way cool – going to look again

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  5. Ana says:

    I don’t share that nostalgia for cars, but I loved the ice cream truck!!! 🙂

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  6. Shelley says:

    Way to zoom in with cool stuff! Nice take on the prompt, John!

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  7. Raj says:

    Amazing collection and indeed nostalgic.

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  8. Cee Neuner says:

    What gorgeous cars you have captured. 😀 😀

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    • JohnRH says:

      Ha! Thanks Cee. I don’t know much about cars but I like to look. Growing up in the late ’50s, early ’60s, my friends and I would marvel at the new car models every year with their soaring tail fins and bullet noses. Loved to look at ‘hot rods’ too. It just stuck as a fascination.


  9. anjum wasim dar says:

    Brilliant as the colors and brands and shapes of the cars.I specially like the Blue , I guess a Chevrolet…I fancy it because it was a blue Chevrolet (an official car of my Uncle Head of Azad Jammu and Kashmir in 1957 ) which was a frequent visitor and I would have the honor to sit in the drivers seat as a very young child.It was a royal feeling, holding the silver steel steering wheel, the strangely sweet scent of leather inside and the white uniform clad driver holding his peak cap standing at guard, lest I let free the gear, unforgettable and no doubt ‘Nostalgic’ Thanks for sharing.

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  10. pattimoed says:

    I love your personalized “take” on nostalgia, John. Great idea.

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  11. I love the dashboards of those old cars and the way the instruments and dials were designed. Someday I am going to make some quilts of those great designs! Beautiful photos!

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  12. This is exactly like the museum I just visited. Aren’t the cars awesome?
    I enjoyed visiting and seeing the changes over the years. My neighbor is a car restorer – hobby – and the ones he brings back to life are fabulous. GREAT CHOICES for the challenge.
    Isadora 😎

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  13. Wendy says:

    Wonderful John. Even I ( ev driver) love those cars. Excellent response to the challenge.

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  14. As I am Afrikaans speaking the word palimpsest is totally unknown to me. I looked it up and you have expanded my vocabulary. If it has become archaic then it really fits into the nostalgic theme

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  15. Rupali says:

    Beautiful collection John.

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    Nice one

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