Saturday, May 1, 2010

Theme Day-Statues "The Michelin Man'

This Michelin Man has seen better days. I remember seeing these guys atop many a tractor trailer truck when I lived in France in the late sixties/first half of seventies. Perhaps this guy jumped ship...er...truck, and decided to stay in the Republika Srpska where I photographed him. Someone even gave him a Šajkača to wear.

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15 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

What a great find! Love the Michelin man.

J Bar said...

I thought it was a 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle'. :)
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Marie-Noyale said...

Poor guy!!
I have funny memories of him scaring me when I was a kid..

B SQUARED said...

Are you sure he isn't a Yugo salesman? Looks just like the guy that sold one to me.

CafebyJW said...

He is cute! Some of the truck here, get those Micheline dolls in front of their truck.

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Jilly said...

Can always count on you to come up with something original. This is brilliant! Poor Michelin man.

Hilda said...

He looks the worse for wear, but someone sure still likes him.

A very unique choice for the theme.

Daryl said...

Funny and perfect .. he does look as if he need retreading

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

this is fabulous. what a find. great image for theme day

Chuck Pefley said...

Yeah, I remember Michelin Man, right along with the Pillsberry Doughboy -:) This guy looks like he needs to be in assisted living at the very least, if not the convalescent center!

Happy May Day!

Alexa said...

Yes, trust you not to give us a guy on a horse!

Leif Hagen said...

cute and funny! Fun for theme day!

Jacob said...

Another light-hearted take on the theme and I love it! Enough with warrior statues and religious stuff!

slim said...

Great catch for theme day and none too soon!

Louis la Vache said...

LOL at B SQUARED!
«Louis'» thoughts exactly!