A couple of years ago, Suzanne and I took a trip to Monterrey, CA to celebrate my retirement from the University of Missouri. One of the stops we made was at Mission Carmel, officially called the San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission. It was founded in 1771 by the Spanish as one of 21 missions opened along the California coast from San Diego to Solano, north of San Francisco. I found this postcard in an antique shop in Carmel. Wait, isn’t that a florescent bulb in the light fixture? I don’t think this is an old card at all. The next time we are in Carmel, I’m going to ask for my money back.
I recently returned home from taking photographs of a Louis Sullivan bank here in Cedar Rapids, which was build in 1912. When I pulled up the photos in Lightroom, there, in one of the beautiful copper and terra cotta light fixtures, was a spiral light bulb. I did not, however, sepia tone the photo, although you’ve got me thinking about it now.
Those suckers are showing up everywhere. My wife and I travel I-80 to get to Chicago on occasion and I’ve though every time we pass the sign to Cedar Rapids that we should go visit that Louis Sullivan bank. It’s called the “Jewel Box,” if I remember correctly?
Excellent composition. Evidence of time travel is always compelling in hindsight. 😀
Those missionaries were way ahead of their time.