Yes, the road.

Yes, the road.
Eagle Nest, New Mexico. “People like to drive because driving is actually and symbolically an almost perfect mechanism for escape…there is probably no human being who does not have troubles, real or imagined, from which he at times feels the need to flee.” George R. Stewart.


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Monday, June 12, 2017

1972 Chevrolet C20 and Edward Hopper

From Alex Emond: "Here's a setting that, although it's Saskatchewan, reminds me of Edward Hopper. Did Hopper drive a Chevy?"
Maybe the photo is reminiscent because there is so much space in Hopper, as in Saskatchewan. So much empty. Sparse people. He certainly pays attention to the light.
Edward Hopper House with Dead Trees (1932)

Maybe this is a Chevrolet...
Jo in Wyoming

Not a lot of vehicles in Hopper's ouevre. But I like these touring cars. Given the granite ledges, this must be Maine.

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