May 102012

After they paved paradise and put up a parking lot, paradise fought back. Peter Lippmann’s photos foretell the fate of many a gas-guzzling machine with cars that have been reclaimed by nature.

Lippmann’s photo series is called, appropriately, Paradise Parking, and it’s all the more beautiful for having antique cars as its subjects. I imagine it would take a bit longer for some more modern vehicles to look so melancholy under the ivy.


  • “From whence you came, you shall remain…” though these antique cars are very depressing to see, they can be restored from junk into a trendy, classic one. With a little paint and wax, it can be a subject of many car shows. But anyway, Lippmann has indeed chosen a good theme for his book.