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September 5, 2016

There are hilly areas nearby that serve host to some large properties, often sized for having horses. A few months back, there was a rather impressive car show held for charity at a local church. Despite the dozens of beautifully restored cars on display, there was one that wasn’t a part of the show but grabbed my attention nonetheless.

To get to the display area, attendees had to walk up a narrow parking lot that ran along the backsides of some of these horse properties. Now, ordinarily, I would not take photographs of anything in someone’s backyard. Cars on the street are fair game, in a driveway it’s still legal but getting personal. If it’s in a backyard I feel as though I am starting to invade privacy.

sixth-gen Pontiac Bonneville/Catalina

Here’s the big “however”. Being adjacent to a parking lot means people are always seeing in their yard and, unlike other homes, there was no effort made by the property owners to create any sense of privacy. So, I clicked away.

sixth-gen Pontiac Bonneville/Catalina

I can’t tell if this is a Bonneville or Catalina. Can you? Either way, it’s sort of hard to see a car that survived that well for almost 40 years, only to be abandoned to the will of a slowly creeping hillside.

sixth-gen Pontiac Bonneville/Catalina