Antiques, Part 3

A Striking Bust 01
A Striking Bust 01 — Photo by Tobyblog on Flickr

More photos from the Pasadena Antique Mall. I always drop by when I’m in town. At some point in my life I picked up the habit of visiting these places. What I’m ever looking for, I don’t know. You never know what you’ll find.

A Striking Bust 02
A Striking Bust 02 — Photo by Tobyblog on Flickr
The Sacred and the Profane
The Sacred and the Profane — Photo by Tobyblog on Flickr

It’s a kind of blasphemy, but it’s worth pondering. Is this our end? Have we arrived at the point where faith itself is just another antique piece of pop culture rubbish, to be tossed up on a shelf between action figures and old plates, and flogged to collectors of vintage kitsch? We are selling the best part of ourselves for cheap money and no gain, and the rent is coming due.

The Scarecrow
The Scarecrow — Photo by Tobyblog on Flickr

Scarecrow doing his job for once.

A Mysterious and Unknown Lizard
A Mysterious and Unknown Lizard — Photo by Tobyblog on Flickr

I stared at this one for a long time. Could it really be an undiscovered species, preserved under glass for who knows how long, traded privately and unknown to science? What if it was?

WWII Postcard
WWII Postcard — Photo by Tobyblog on Flickr
Happy Life Day
Happy Life Day — Photo by Tobyblog on Flickr
Fakor
Fakor — Photo by Tobyblog on Flickr
Action David Hasselhoff
Action David Hasselhoff — Photo by Tobyblog on Flickr

Monk Glass
Monk Glass — Photo by Tobyblog on Flickr
I’ll be back again, to keep looking for who knows what.