Sunday, June 21, 2009

A Coke and a Smile


I've decided to stay in the town of Bristol and post a few different pictures of the same mural. One for the Monochrome Weekly Theme and the other for Mellow Yellow Monday. I guess I could get greedy and add Ruby Tuesday. This mural is just around the corner from our sleeping barber friend that I posted the other day. To me this mural just adds to the old fashioned feel of this historic part of town.

40 comments:

Nukke said...

These oldfashioned reclame are so cute !!!! Nice variation in pics. See you at Ruby Tuesday :)

Aileni said...

She is wonderfully retro.

ellievellie said...

10 points! 5 stars! Thank you for this refreshing vision!

Dina ... UK said...

"Things go better with coca cola"...LOL
I love coke with my Bicardi...
What a fine old example thanks...:-)

James said...

This comment was emailed from prkl

"Thank you for visiting my blog! I like that nostalgic mural you've discovered. Nice structure on your wall also. The yellow line nicely ties it to mym and being a no parking zone it's conveniently open for photographers to capture it. As well as pass byers to look at it. Nice multitasking on memes also. You have a great up coming week!

prkl, Finland"

Claudie said...

Just had one of Finland's bacardi drinks, I now would like a Coke.
Great photos.
Claudie

BJ Roan said...

Mono makes the shot!

Vogon Poet said...

Old fashioned and wonderful!

Cezar and Léia said...
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Cezar and Léia said...

Hello James! Cool coke! You might like to have a look at my daughter Marina a collage about Coke.
Such a coincidence!!!
God bless you
Léia

Marina Miranda said...

hello james, thanks for visiting my blog :)
your pictures are very cool, i liked the coke post
btw, of course we know the clash. it's a good band! ha

xx

Dan said...

Hi! That B&W photo was just great. I keep wondering, is it in 3D??;-) Such depth... Amazing;-) Have a nice week.

uncleawang said...

This is the best vintage advertisment very nostalgic,I love this one:)
Thanks for the visit of my blog.

Pyzahn said...

What a great vintage mural. And you get such wide use of your photos! Very creative thinking.

Sally in WA said...

Great mural, too.

Thom said...

Oh my goodness...how wonderful. I love this

Regina said...

Great shots. It's cool.

Karen said...

That is a wonderful mural and I am so glad that they kept it in character..

We have some lovely old character building in downtown Reno ...but they are rather ruined, at times, by glaring, modern advertising...

There are some that do have nice murals on them...that amazingly, stay grafitti free !

Great captures..

Dagrun said...

How cool is that! (I prefer the coloured version though.)

Anne said...

Great to see :-))

Irene Toh said...

You did three wonderful aspects of this charming vintage photo..

at the cottage said...

Love the vintage, love the coca cola, love the 3 different shots of it. What a great photo!

Lois said...

These are fantastic shots! I too love the vintage feel.

Hilda said...

This is such a classic Coke ad! I love it!

Just curious: do they still sell Coke there in those sexy bottles?

Jacob said...

Being vintage myself, I remember those ads perfectly...

You did an excellent job with the photos, James!

Pam said...

I too remember these wonderful ads from yesteryear. I think they will always be a classic for Coke.
Great photos, James.

Peter said...

Any idea when this mural was made? In the 50's?

Daryl said...

Fun!

James said...

Thanks for all the nice comments

Hilda those bottles can still be found if one looks hard enough but they are no longer the norm.

Peter sorry but I don't know when the mural was made.

cieldequimper said...

Great shots of a great classic!

Martha in PA said...

That's a great shot. Philly itself has some amazing murals.. I would love to spend a day exploring to find some of those to photograph!

Here's another classic

srp said...

A great old picture on the building wall. I have always loved this. Great job this week.

storyteller said...

Kewl old ad ... nifty multi-tasking. I'm a Pepsi gal myself ... published at Sacred Ruminations today doing a bit of multi-tasking of my own ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Bogey said...

Damned fine time for me to be a Pepsi drinker. I do love the add though. Actually, I also like the old companies that used to paint there logos on the side of their buildings. Kind of a lost art.

Carletta said...

I'm a Pepsi fan but when I was young I drank coke from our little rural store in bottles just like this. There was actual a bottling facility in my small hometown.
I love the graphics here and your B&W image is well played for the subject.
Great shots!

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

DrillerAA09 said...

It does make a great Ruby Tuescay photo.

Stephanie V said...

Great use of photos. I like that kind of economy and foresight.

michael bird said...

Very cool, James. And I like the b&w the best but the others provide a nice comparison.

maryt/theteach said...

Great job, James! Your shot for Ruby Tuesday is perfect! Love your photographic angles! Thanks for participating! :)

Tash said...

Terrific post & great find! My husband has a Coppertone girl calendar that looks very similar and is probably of the same vintage.