Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - Monopolizing the car

Please click here for the JANUARY 23, 2008 WW post. My apologies for the inconvenience.


Driving around the neighborhood
Delray Beach, FL, December 2007 [Click to embiggen]


Your turn:
Games people play. Please discuss.

107 comments:

Tiff said...

That's an awesome picture!!

Robert said...

Oh I LOVE to be the car in Monopoly! Cool shot. Please check out my WW post

Lindsay said...

what a cool picture!

Love 2B Homeschoolers said...

Wow, what an incredible shot!

We play Make 7:
http://love2bhomeschoolers.blogspot.com/2008/01/wordless-wednesday_09.html

alice said...

Beautiful! Your WWs are always among my favorites!

Robin said...

Hehe, you piqued my curiosity with your comment--nice play on words. Shiny, metallic, a game, our pictures ARE identical!

Okay, not really, but we do like to play, don't we? Love the bird's eye view of a childhood favorite. Oh, and interesting the property you chose for this shot...was it about the color?

Robyn Jones said...

My husband loves this game...I hate it. LOL!

carrie said...

You know, this photo actually is capable of having a rather deep meaning.

Despite the fact that it totally rocks, it could really be a tribute to putting one's goals in perspective.

happy wednesday

Yen said...

Awesome photo! Like it:)

baby~amore' said...

Brilliant photo as always - what an incredible photographer !

MissMeliss said...

So, did you pass GO and collect $200?

I'm a Scrabble fan, myself.

Bobbie said...

Great photo, Carmi. (And I wish you a Hotel!!)

Mark said...

I never liked Monopoly, but that is a very cool shot.

Bunny Trails said...

Is that actually a gold monopoly car? Killer shot! I always enjoy your photography!

As for the games people play . . . I think the cold I'm acquiring has made my head a little less than creative. Sigh.

maiylah said...

cool macro shot! love the dof! :)

Happy WW!
My WW post

Not Afraid to Use It said...

Cool picture--but is there a reason you picked Tennessee over any of the other properties?

Joyful Days said...

Such a unique view, really creative.

Serena said...

Wow, that is a nice car there! How did you get a monopoly car like that? My monopoly set only has plastic ones? :D

PS: About the monkeys, they don't usually come up to the apartments. They stay within the park. Only when they get too hungry...None can enter into the homes because all homes are on the 1st floor. Mine is on the 8th. :)

Serena

Ann said...

I always wanted to be the little dog when I played with my family. Nice memories! Happy WW!

tundratantrum said...

Very nice! I need to think more creatively. I never would have thought to photograph a monopoly game.

stephanie said...

Love this shot, and what a loaded question...

Let's see - nice answer: We love to play Cranium, Catchphrase, Pictionary, Scattergories, and Apples to Apples.

Naught answer? Quid pro quo.

Have a good one :)

Natalie said...

Great pic idea!

napaboaniya said...

Monopoly!! My family loves playing it on a rainy day :) Nice shot of the car :P

Devoted Mama said...

What an awesome picture! Thanks for visiting my blog & for your nice comment :) Happy WW :)

The Lone Beader said...

Is this a hybrid?? :D

Also thank you for your comment! Please stop by anytime. Cheers from Boston=:)

Sherrie said...

Love the photo, but no surprise there! I can't play anymore, too many broken relationships. :-P

Michelle said...

that is a great shot :) thanks for visiting my blog.Happy WW.

tiff said...

Very good!
I LOVE the play on words. You are very clever and your photography is amazing too.

Jenny in Ca said...

a neat perspective, as always.

we like stratigo, blockus, Uno

Mama DB said...

Love it. Never enjoyed the game much but I always loved playing with the pieces when I was little and my parents indulged me. This photo took me back. Thanks Carmi!

christie said...

Nice shot. :)

Shannon said...

Cool picture. It is amazing how small things change perspective when you get up close with the camera.

I don't have the car in my monopoly game I have the dot.com edition so all my pieces are computer related.

ZJ said...

Nice play of words!
I haven't tried monopoly, but we play scrabble, war of the generals, pictionary, and many more :D
Happy WW.

Petra said...

What a tiny pic, btw, great shot.

Happy WW.

♥Shabem-®♥ said...

That's awesome! Love it.
Thanks for dropping by!

baby advice said...

Great picture!!

Stephanie said...

That is a great photo. And one of my favourtite games.

Ann said...

I love how you've focused on just the car!

Lori's Light Extemporanea said...

Lovely photo! My in-laws live in Delray Beach, too, which made it doubly fun for me.

Happy Wednesday!

Gellianne said...

Monopoly it is!Nice car!

common mom said...

Ah Monopoly . . . I think I've played a million games of Monopoly with my kids in the past 6 weeks! They LOVE it!

Fun photo :-)

Sandy M said...

great photo... my fave monopoly piece is the cannon.

Jen said...

My 4 yr old son actually likes to play Monopoly on our computer. So I know if he saw this picture I know what we would be playing.

Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words. Happy WW!!

Kyla said...

I love playing board games, we play Rumoli a lot and even have our friends over every year for a Rumoli showdown. It is so much fun. Have a great WW!
Kyla

Gabriel said...

Very funny picture, I like it!

My post is here.

Have a happy WW!

kml said...

Nice macro image!

~Tyra~ said...

I love coming here every week to see what your photo will be, thanks for stopping by my blog!

cablegirl said...

Nice shot! So are you driving or riding shotgun? ;)

geek-betty said...

we always fight over who gets to be the car at my house!

the teach said...

Carmi, I'm sure you know that Games People Play is a famous 1964 book by psychiatrist Eric Berne. Since its publication it has sold more than five million copies.The book describes both functional and dysfunctional social interactions.(Wikipedia) That's the first thing I thought of when I saw your great photo and caption. :)

Mine's up at Work of the Poet

Jocelyn said...

Cool pic! Thanks for hopping by! :)

AtomiK Kitten said...

I hate monopoly...but I'd love a gold car. :)

Jenn said...

Aw, the memories that brings.

Capturing Today said...

Love the picture - monopoly was one of my favorite games to play as a child. I have a similar pic this week for my WW - it is a game based on monopoly called 'Life On The Farm'. We got it for the girls for Christmas and they love it! Some of my best memories from childhood are game playing times, so we're trying to have some of those at our house too now that the girls are getting old enough to play!

ellen b. said...

Ha! What a great photo! For some weird reason I usually pick the iron even though I'm not big on ironing...

Jim said...

Hi Carmi! Nice thought here! I like to play Monopoly also, but none of my five grandkids will play with me. I always win.
Happy WW, I'm glad you like Jenna and Caveman.
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I'll go check on your Geek blog now, maybe I can learn something. :-)
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Melissa said...

Nice shot! Happy WW!

Sarah said...

Great shot! Thanks for stopping by. Happy WW!

Be Inspired Always said...

Great shot.

Happy WW.


Jillian

Quiet Mom said...

You take great photos! Not many people can make a little toy car on a game board look good!

EHT said...

I try to have game day at least once every nine weeks in my classroom. Monopoly is one of the games we play. I always have to have a procedure in place so we don't have any fights over who gets to be the car. The tophat is always popular as well.

la bellina mammina said...

classic!

Tiel Aisha Ansari said...

Carmi, may I post a mod of this shot on my blog? (with credit for the original, of course)

Sara said...

This Christmas seemed to have a theme with my family for game giving. My mum bought Cranium (which if you've never played you NEED to give it a go - I've never laughed so hard in my life!!!!). My mate Louise bought us Jenga and Pictionary, so when we weren't out snowshoeing or sledding we were inside enjoying these new presents. thanks for sharing the photo

Michelle Miles said...

COOL pic! Thanks for stopping by my WW :)

David said...

i just wonder why you picked Tennessee over neuvo York?
nice to visit a friend.
May G-d make His face to shine upon you, friend.

stephanie said...

I think my comment from earlier didn't post (think I closed my tab too early). So I'll say something new. :)

People play Monopoly in real life too. But when the game's over what are you left with?

Megan said...

Awesome picture! I love to play Monopoly....well unless I'm losing!

Happy WW!

Joan said...

Ah, Monopoly ... so many treasured memories. We played with my family over Thanksgiving, but not with the beautfiul new board & gold pieces shown in the picture. I think using the same old board and handwritten replacements for all the money lost over the years adds a special nostalgia to the game, though. :)

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bundle-o-contradictions said...

Nifty! Made me :)
Happy Wednesday!

Tiel Aisha Ansari said...

Posted a mod at http://knockingfrominside.blogspot.com/2008/01/carmi-me-car.html

Enjoy!

Sandy C. said...

That a great title and shot! A perfect match :)

Roth Family Adventures said...

Another great photo. I'm envy of your talent. Monopoly is THE game in our house. Although, UNO Attack is competing for the top spot.

Drowning Me Slowly said...

That blue looking robot thing on my site is a slam man, he's like a boxing workout deal.

Tina said...

I want to play Monopoly now...! It's years ago that I did. Maybe I'll get a chance next week while visiting my sister & family in Texas.

Great photo, Carmi!

Happy WW, Tina

Anna said...

I love board games! I hate people games! :)

Carmi....come over for a visit. A lot has been happening my way and I have written about it on my blog!

Have a good week!

Kerith Collins said...

i love clue...my hubby likes warcraft...my toddler daughter likes playing in the toilet and my 5 year old has gotten into chess...go figure!
kerith

Harlekwin said...

I love it! This is the second macro shot I've seen today with a great 'bokeh!'

I've been collecting ideas for different photographic challenges and I'll be adding this one to the list.

Happy WW!!

catsynth said...

Do not pass go. Do not collect $200 :)

Nice shot. And Happy WW!

Jenty said...

What a brilliant shot!!
I haven't played that game in years!

Nancy Bea Miller said...

Excellent shot! Is that a gold car? Wow. In our humbler edition (base metal pieces probably slowly poisoning us with lead particulates) I always went for the wee flatiron.

poopie said...

Very cool pic! Especially since it's parked on my home state :)

mousey said...

brilliant choice for today's wordless!

happy ww!

Childlife said...

I didn't do WW this week, but had to come peek at yours. Your puns just crack me up for some reason : D Great shot too!

IRENE said...

You certainly have a way of seeing things and writing about them in what is called your own voice.
Also, you ask some good questions.
I like that you like Eternal Sunshine and Fahrenheit 451.
And Thank you for stopping by today.

Pam said...

Once again, GREAT picture!! I am always the car in Monopoly.

Happy WW!!

Amy said...

That is the GOLD edition of Monopoly. I am impressed!

Tammy and Parker said...

In my neighborhood today you would need snow tires.

Big ones.

Great picture.

Tammy and Parker
www.prayingforparker.com

Belle Femme. said...

Very cute! I love how the car is the only one in focus! Such a great game! HAPPY WW!

Michelle Johnson said...

Great pic of the Monopoly car. Is there a chance you might like old cars? I love the way you zoomed in on just the car and the Tennessee property.

I also wanted to say I dropped by your blog recently and read about your son and his broken leg. I hope he continues to heal well.

Happy WW. Have a nice night, what's left.

Shan said...

I play Scrabble. Often.

I like Monopoly though. I usually play as the ship. Usually the orange properties aren't a high priority for me.

Robin said...

Hey Carmi, I came back to catch up on some of your posts I had wanted to read, but I thought I'd add a few thoughts here:

1) He picked Tennessee because some SMOKIN' bloggers liver there ;).

2) I LOVE to play board (and card) games, don't do it nearly enough ("word" ones are my favorite...). But when I read your "Your turn", in spite of the fact your photographed Monopoly, when I thought of "games people play" it had NOTHING to do with board or card games of any sort...much more so the "games" we play in life.

Interesting that the majority of your comments took the question quite literally....

Laurie said...

Very amusing! I love it.

rashbre said...

Great fun to see the diff streetnames in your version of the game too.

We have Old Kent Road through to Mayfair, via Coventry Street and Trafalgar Square.

Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

We love Monopoly at our house! And we have the new Here and Now that is electronic, but you gotta love the classic still!

MamaWise said...

Great photography!

Diana said...

Great shot!

frog ponds rock... said...

clever.. hehehehe I liked the photo as well..

cheers kim

secret agent mama said...

Carmi, You Rock! That's a great shot. :D

Nancy Lindquist-Liedel said...

I love this photo!!! Although my favorite piece is the dog :)

Livin' With Me said...

That is a great picture! Although I am always the dog when we play- even if I have to wrestle someone to the ground to make sure I get the dog.

Stop by Livin' With Me to check out the Blogaholics Anonymous blogroll I have started.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I just love this game. If I could just get my husband to play. Have a great WW. :)

genny said...

Thats a nice shot. Happy WW! mine is up..

suchsimplepleasures said...

that's a super cool shot!! not to mention, my favorite game!
have a great day!

Villager said...

Happy WW! Great photo. I always was the car when we played Monopoly...

My WW meme influenced by Oscar nominee Ruby Dee.

peace, Villager

lisa's chaos said...

That is a GREAT shot! My dad was always the car when I was a kid.