Art, history, and science are all tremendously important fields of study for me - arguably the most important. The order of importance is nearly equal between them, but at the end of the day I believe that those three fields represent humanity's best. Each brings their own perspective, naturally, but together they ultimately coalesce into one unified snapshot of mankind.
What we create, what we have done, and what we are striving to discover - respectively.
Clearly, there are many subjects that can express all three fields simultaneously, but one that has always resonated with me as being singularly a work of art, a glimpse into the past, and an appreciation of the knowledge gained by the technological advances it provides has been the automobile.
This week I was able to visit the Elliot Museum in Stuart, Florida, which bills itself as a location that “…enriches the community through its wide variety of exhibits, collections, classes and lectures…” and while I don’t disagree that they have a wide variety of collections, by far the bulk of the museum is dedicated to the automobile - at this time, specifically Grand Touring Cars from the 1950s to the present. The cars represent everything that I love about art, history, and science, in all of their chrome and curved glory.
Stuart, Florida, Fujifilm X-T1 10-24mm
I immediately fell in love with this 1965 Porsche 356-C Coupe
As if on cue, immediately after our time at the Elliot, we spotted this beauty.