Wordless Wednesday 36

If my photo below brings to mind a memory or otherwise inspires you to do some writing, I hope you’ll share a comment.

All Wordless Wednesday photos appearing on this website are my own, other than the occasional older family photo, e.g., one I shared of my grandmother Evelyn Jeffrey, a singer and voice teacher, with contralto Marian Anderson.


©2013 Allyson Latta


View more of my photos here.

And drop in on the following writer friends for further Wordlessness:

Allison Howard

Barbara Rose Lambert

Carin Makuz at Matilda Magtree

Cheryl Andrews

Elizabeth Yeoman at Wunderkamera


Emerging and published writers, I hope you’ll enjoy my recent posts on writing …

“C” Fundamental (a process): guest post on writing by Carin Makuz

On Memory: Study Finds Our Memories Can Be Reactivated During Sleep

This Story Is Full of Holes, an essay by Kyo Maclear

Interview with Oonya Kempadoo, Grenada-based author and social development researcher

Journals, Memories, and Tulips: guest post by Mary Catalfo


  1. What a great choice to do this in black and white Allyson. It has a wonderful timeless exotic appeal to it. I love the juxtaposition of the limo, the Parisian style patio table and the Canteen in the background featuring hot dogs!

    • Thanks, Allison. This was one of those serendipitous photos. I’d been admiring the view out the window of the jazz bar, especially the way the wrought-iron arch created a frame, when the limo pulled up and parked. I had to take a few shots to get one with no pedestrians or passing cars. I love that you get from it a feeling of timelessness.

  2. I agree. It has a vintage look but also a timeless quality. Sort of like that movie, I forget the title, where people travel back in time to several different eras in Paris. All the different kinds of lights and reflections add something to the effect as well.

  3. Cheryl says:

    One word pops into my head, Allyson, as I look at this SLEEK immediately followed by smooth, silky, lustrous, glossy! Beautifully captured and presented … B&W is BOSS!c

  4. carin says:

    Stunning. Very retro in feel too. My favourite detail is the CANTEEN sign in the background. So subtle, and a gorgeous contrast to the lushness of limo and white tablecloths.

  5. carin says:

    Definitely story material in this one.

  6. Oh, yes, story-material in this indeed. WHAT’S GOING ON IN THAT LIMO? I want to know! (Of course that’s my fervid imagination.) What a great shot. Makes me want to hang around and see who emerges….

  7. Gorgeous work, Allyson!

    Besides sleek, smooth, glossy, and retro, this photo makes me think *noir*. It’s not just the very definite black and white contrasts, but that CANTEEN sign across the way. And the hot dogs sign. Neon. Maybe flickering and buzzing, as if it’s not in very good condition. The image is just wonderful. Will you tell us where it was taken?

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