The Car – Cee’s Oddball Photo Challenge: June 25, 2017

This is our entry in Cee’s Oddball Photo Challenge: June 25, 2017.

Today we visited the Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC.  The Hirshorn is undergoing a major renovation of its art exhibits inside and there are slim pickings for anyone expecting to find open rooms with art on the walls, with the possible exception of the amazing Big Man figure that is perhaps too risqué for our followers…

The exhibit shown below is just outside the entrance to the Hirshorn. We wondered if this could be a new enhanced parking enforcement technique – the new parking “boot.”

The Car
The Car

This photo was taken on June 25, 2017. Specs are:

Canon 100D, ISO 100, f/5.0, 1/80 sec, 18 mm

A picture of a car…

We took a couple pictures of a car in a garage. The garage prevented good composition and the lighting was awful. However, we find these pictures to be moving.

If you are wondering why we are awed by such ordinary pictures, it is because the car in our pictures is also the car in the following picture, by Malcolm Browne, of Quang Duc’s 1963 self-immolation in Saigon. He was driven to this site in the car in our pictures.

For us, it is one of the four most significant photos from the US-Vietnam era. The other three photos are the nine-year-old napalm girl, the Saigon police chief executing a Vietcong solder, and the helicopter evacuation of the US embassy in Saigon.