When I was a kid, in warmish times, Mum would clean her car outside our house, with a brush and hose. But Yorkshire in winter, then even more than now, is horrible, lovely snow followed by days of sludge and mush, which spattered everywhere whether you were walking or driving. So a couple of times in winter Mum would take the car through a proper carwash, and I would be in the passenger seat. I grew up before homebound technology happened to us all, so going through the carwash was really exciting, at least it was in my eyes!
Since I’ve grown up and had my own cars, I still get a thrill going through the car wash (I do NOT care if you think I’m sad!! 🙂 ) and I get quite giddy photographing the experience, though not many shots come out well. Now I’ve got Noddy, I’m putting him through once a week when I do my weekly shop, because he looks cute and I don’t like to see him dirty. Of course, he’s so small I could go round him with a cloth at home in 10 minutes flat, but then I wouldn’t have my 15 minutes a week of nostalgia and thrill as the multicoloured goop gets squirted over us and the gigantic blue brushes sweep over and by. And the sound in there is amazing, I must video a trip one day!
So inside my 365 B&W project, there is a side project going on, entitled ‘Carwash’. Some of it is in colour, but the B&W versions will be part of this 365. I’m probably a little bonkers, but I don’t care. 🤪