October 29, 2013

Flower Child Van

This fantastic 60's van was parked in the alley next door to our hotel last night and was still there this morning.  I couldn't resist taking a photo.  It even had tattered floral curtains in the windows.  I'm not sure what the smell of smoke emanating from the van was...ha!

Original photo taken on Amelia Island.


"Total Grunge" texture courtesy of Kim Klassen.

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24 comments:

Dina Lettre said...

And, what a fun color. Love it!

Lorraine said...

Cool. And with an "Antique" license plate too!

Stephanie said...

Groovy!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

What a cool van!! I saw a similar one a few months back but it was baby blue.

Brandi said...

Love the color. I've started dreaming about a renovated van like that...and driving cross country! No smoking, though :)

Sarah Carletti said...

Love it! A classic!

WortSchmid said...

Ooooh, I love absolutely everything in this picture… the adorable colors, the cuteness of this van, the vintage feel, the processing! Just fabulous!
Have a lovely day, Alexandra

Jeanie said...

Yikes! It's a flashback! (And a wonderful find!)

Nancy said...

You don't see too many of these anymore. Great capture....

marie grady palcic said...

love it, such a retro feel :)

Kim Cunningham said...

Awesome van with a fun color!

Pride In Photos said...

Far out...lol! Great capture.

Ruth Kelly said...

Like you I could not resist taking a photo of an old 1953 red Chevy convertible which is my topic. You do not see much of those old VW vans anymore either.

Nicki said...

Interesting how different generations interpret vans.

Our interpretation: Old VW van: hippie, flower-child, recreational pharmaceuticals, free spirit, rebel. Plain van: service van = gonna cost us $$$. Minivan: that thing we subcumbed to in the name of children and said goodbye to the convertible sports car.

Our children's take on vans: plain white = rape.er van. Minivan = mom.mobile. Old VW van: cool!

some things never change - VW vans = cool!

Sherri B. said...

Love it - these old VW vans are such classics. I always smile when I see one!

Snap said...

you don't see many of these anymore and i always smile when i do see one. i'm betting these aren't the original colors! Fun!

Tori Beveridge said...

So cool! Wonderful capture.

Jeanne said...

Oh how well I remember these old vans. Very nice capture

Ida said...

I've seen a few of those van's around every now and then but never one this awesome color. Great find.

Nancy Claeys said...

An unusual color Pat - great find!

Evelyn S. said...

Reminds me of sherbet in summer!

Beverly said...

Oh the days of these vans!! They still make me laugh just knowing where they went, and what went on with them, packed full of fun-loving people. I lived in the day, but never was inside one. LOL This is awesome - love the peach color! So 60's!!

mail4rosey said...

I saw a tent like this for kids and I thought it was awesome.

hula-la said...

Fun, fun, fun! Aloha