Saturday, December 28, 2019

Pacific view

The Pacific Ocean is down there on the horizon. Karen James took the photo, south of San Francisco, 2019.

When I tried to find this in 2023, I failed, because I hadn't put "Karen James" in the filename of the image, which I should have done. And I did not say, in the notes here, truck or pickup or utility boxes, so now I have, for the next time I want to find it.

I feel that getting-old thing now, about short-term memory. I appreciate the patience of my friends and relatives, and am sorry for the inconveniences of me.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

More set-dressing (My Fair Lady)

I wish I had a clearer photo of it. It's all metal but the handles, seems, and just a steel wheel.

American film, 1964

In 2018, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

Gene Allen, Cecil Beaton, and George James Hopkins won an Academy Award for Best Production Design for art direction of the film.

(quotes from Wikipedia

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Donald Duck

1941, Fisher Price and Disney pulltoy. So it needed four wheels to work, but I think it's a wheelbarrow. :-)

If it hasn't sold, and you want to bid, click it to see it where I found it.
I was not looking for wheelbarrows, but they're everywhere.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

"Norteño fire pit"

Rick Vigil posted this in a facebook group called "Everything New Mexico: Photos, memories, canciones, recipes, art, y mas." My sister, Irene, sent it to me.

It's part of a retired wheelbarrow, set on corrugated steel, and the bolts suggest that there might be a grill down in there.

I love that it's green, and that the photographer's foot shows. I'm not sure whether Rick Vigil is the photographer. The original post is here.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Korean drama, laundry cart

A drama called Hwarang has a wheelbarrow-like cart, but raised up, and is used for laundry-related purposes in this scene.


Friday, September 27, 2019

Farm tools

Two wheelbarrows at the farm where my daughter, Holly/Bitsy works, west of the Rio Grande, near Sunset and Central, in Albuquerque. One was by the shed and the other in the truck, when I visited.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Same wheelbarrow twice

In 1987, David Roybal took this photo of Lucia and Ricardo Medina in their yard at Llano de San Juan at the feet of the Rockies southeast of Taos. I saw the image and wrote to ask if I could use it here. David let me know that it was one of his favorites, of the photos he took in those days as a newspaper journalist, and added, "My wife, Marlene, likes it, too. So much so that she painted the image," and gave me permission to use both!

I've shared photos, and paintings, but this is the first time both appear together.

Marlene cheered them up, made their truck a beautiful green, and gave us a better view of the wheelbarrow!

David and I went to the same high school. He was a year older, and became a journalist.

The photo above appears in David's fifth book, published this year, called New Mexico Stories: Truths, Tales and Mysteries from Along the Río Grande

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Flowery Wheelbarrow, UK

Julie Daniel sent this. It appears to be in someone's garden, in England.

I don't think that much could thrive in a wheelbarrow in New Mexico. It's beautiful.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Three-wheeled cart, in Goa, India

Pushpa took this photo and sent these notes with it:
Wheelbarrow 17th century
Made in West Bengal
We saw it at the Goa chitra museum in South Goa, and I thought you would like this snap:)
The museum's underlying theme was all things wheel. Private collection of someone by the name of Victor Hugo, Which interestingly is a popular Goan name:)

That interested me so I went to look for the guy.

Three museums on the ordinary citizen

Victor Hugo Gomes at the internationally renowned Goa Chitra Museum

About a year ago a Russian girl made a frantic call to Victor Hugo Gomes, curator and founder of the internationally renowned Goa Chitra Museum. The architect in whose house she had rented a room had passed away and the family was going to put his collection of books to the torch. Victor acquired the collection. Among the many books was a diary dating back to 1861 and a mysterious woman named Isabella Michael.

Why did that Russian girl think of Victor Hugo Gomes?

Two years ago the temple committee of the Shree Bugga Sangameswara Swamy Temple in Guntakal, Andhra Pradesh got in touch with Victor. A rath belonging to the temple was on the verge of destruction and they desperately needed someone to preserve it. The rath was eventually sold to Goa Chitra Museum and it now stands at the entrance, totally restored, granite wheels and all.

Why did the temple committee think of Victor Hugo Gomes?

Because single-handedly he has set up three museums in a span of seven years — Goa Chitra, Goa Chakra and Goa Cruti. The museums aren’t about kings and rulers or about famous men and women but about the common man. There are saxophones, clay apparatus for distilling feni, surgical implements, ploughs, cameras, walking sticks, colonial furniture and the original plaques from the casket of St Francis Xavier. The common theme is the ordinary man.

“If you have noticed, the artifacts and the museum are not guided by aesthetics, but by utility,” says Gomes. “Everything here has utility value and was used by common people over the years.”

When Goa Chitra was inaugurated in 2009, the ceremonial lamp was lit by six traditional professionals: a toddy tapper, a farmer, a basket weaver, a fisherman, a coconut plucker and a potter. Nothing symbolises the ...

At that point I would have needed to subscribe to read the rest, but if you're interested, this might lead to other articles and videos: Google search for Victor Hugo Gomes

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Wheelbarrows on the ceiling

In a cafe, near Mt. Jiri in South Korea, wheelbarrows turned into lighting fixtures:

Back entrance—the wall opens up so the mountains can be seen.

Yellow wheelbarrows, a tom-tom, some buckets, and I don't know what else.


This was spotted (and discussed briefly, by city boys who didn't live around wheelbarrows) in a program called "Master in the House," a reality show (sort of) which they call a variety show, but is more like an interview program in a way. Anyway, wheelbarrows.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Spooky Korean Drama Set Dressing

I don't know how set up it was, or how somewhat-candid, but in a dark and tense scene, portraying a dangerous construction area, it helps show that, and there's a bit of color in an otherwise way-dark scene.

Very often in cinema a wheelbarrow is used to represent lots of work, or quickly abandoned work, or to-be-continued work.
Probably in real-life, too. :-)

Friday, February 22, 2019

Market sighting

"Wheelbarrow-based food stall in Teotitlán village market. A friend is in Mexico on vacation there right now, eating her way through one mercado after another." —Laurie McPherson

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The moon, in Stroud

Anonymous donor wrote:
"While Stroud, England recently I noticed this orange wheelbarrow and the full moon and I thought of you."

Stroud isn't a big city, but this is the third post in this blog of a wheelbarrow in Stroud. The other two were also by people who were visiting. I think that's a sweet coincidence.

Mine, of a child's wheelbarrow, and Janine's from a visit she made.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

This does not look like rubbish to me

"Wheelbarrows spotted in hard rubbish on our dog walk today." —Jo Isaac; Healesville, Victoria

Discussion ensued:
Sandra Dodd:
Now I want to know what "hard rubbish" is in American. Junk pile? They're not being thrown out, are they!?
Jo Isaac:
They are being thrown out! Each year in January, the council will come and take anything you don't want to pay to go to the tip for free. So at the moment, each house has a big pile of stuff out front!

I kind of want to take them as planters for my garden!

Monday, January 7, 2019

Prep for Spring

Janine Davies wrote:
So these barrows were working hard today in East Sussex, in a rural area between Broad Oak & Burwash,in a friend's garden at Rainbow Cottage. They were moving compost and mulch material from a pile to the raspberry bushes getting ready for spring. The little green one belongs to their 3 yr old daughter.

The bright green wheelbarrow transported the 3 yr old daughter on a short walk we took to look at two meadows and a woodland a musician friend of our friends has just purchased. Nice 🙂