Photo a Day Challenge

Elegant

A replica of The Spirit of St. Louis, named after Charles Lindberg’s supporters from St. Louis, Missouri, is exhibited at the EAA Museum in Oshkosh, WI . In 1927 Charles Lindberg flew solo across the Atlantic and is quoted as saying,

“The Spirit of St. Louis is a wonderful plane. It’s like a living creature, gliding along smoothly, happily, as though a successful flight means as much to it as to me, as though we shared our experiences together, each feeling beauty, life, and death as keenly, each dependent on the other’s loyalty. We have made this flight across the ocean, not I or it.”

13 responses

  1. Our hero was Charles Kingsford Smith, he was a pretty good flyer too!

    February 1, 2011 at 4:54 am

  2. Tony

    it’s really elegant, at least as elegant as aircraft from nowadays

    February 1, 2011 at 5:36 am

  3. Very elegant – clean lines and shiny. Amazing that somebody even tried flying in some of the contraptions that they did.

    February 1, 2011 at 8:33 am

  4. Tammy

    Love the Patriotic background…it really makes that fine little plane pop!

    February 1, 2011 at 9:51 am

  5. Hi Lois,
    Great shot! It looks really elegant hanging there. What a wonderful exhibit to see. Have a great day!

    Sherrie

    February 1, 2011 at 10:44 am

  6. Bobbie

    Great lightingI Those sorts of exhibits can be hard to photograph, but yours glows.

    February 1, 2011 at 3:29 pm

  7. What a great little plane and inspiring pioneering story, well photographed under difficult lighting.

    February 1, 2011 at 4:10 pm

  8. Beautiful colors in this shot!

    February 1, 2011 at 6:42 pm

  9. Steven

    Yes, very nice colors captured. Is that suppose to be the lights of Paris underneath the plane, as Lindberg would have seen it?

    February 1, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    • Yes…the lights of Paris. It is an impressive exhibit to see.

      February 2, 2011 at 7:49 am

  10. Love the way you have framed this so well with the bunting of the exhibit. That quote really says loads about Lindberg.

    February 3, 2011 at 2:24 am

  11. Must have been rather scary to fly across the atlantic in such a small open plane. Great colours and the framing suits it perfectly.

    February 3, 2011 at 9:01 am

  12. a lovely plane displayed very nice. And, some swedish genes attached 🙂

    February 3, 2011 at 10:42 am

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