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9 November 2023, 10:04

Like dominoes, but not falling: an unusual story of old trailers

Like dominoes, but not falling: an unusual story of old trailers
Usually, old equipment is sent to a landfill so that it can be reused later. However, with this small collection of vintage travel trailers, Airstream did things differently. It was made a local landmark.

This unusual sculptural composition and at the same time a small collection is located near Interstate 4 between Plant City and Tampa in the state of Florida. Eight silver-painted trailers dug into the ground and pointed in an easterly direction at an angle of 20 degrees.
Source: theairstreamranch.com
Source: theairstreamranch.com
The author of this performance is Frank Bates, who was inspired by a similar place in Texas called "Cadillac Ranch".

The silver-painted trailers stick out of the ground and stand at an angle like dominoes. However, this domino will never fall, because it was not only dug in, but also added to the concrete.
Source: theairstreamranch.com
Source: theairstreamranch.com
Frank Bates bought old trailers back in 2007 at a car graveyard. Then he painted them and created his sculptural composition. By the way, it attracted the attention of many tourists who came even from Japan.

Although not everyone shared the excitement of this performance. Bates' neighbors, outraged by the constant attention to the site, filed a lawsuit. However, the author still managed to defend his rights.
Source: theairstreamranch.com
Source: theairstreamranch.com
A similar composition in the town of Amarillo in Texas is "Ranch of Cadillacs", where 10 cars are dug into the ground in a similar sequence. However, this place was created back in 1974.

It should be recalled that "Airstream" is an American brand of travel trailers, which is easily recognizable by the characteristic shape of its rounded and polished aluminum body. This body shape dates back to the 1930s.
Source: theairstreamranch.com
Source: theairstreamranch.com
Source: theairstreamranch.com
Source: theairstreamranch.com
Source: theairstreamranch.com
Source: theairstreamranch.com
Source: theairstreamranch.com
Source: theairstreamranch.com
Source: theairstreamranch.com

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