Weekly Photo Challenge: Colorful

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge theme is “Colorful”

Colorful Truck

"I should charge 5 euros for every photo!"

We were on our way to a restaurant with some friends when I spotted this colorfully painted truck in the car park. “Perfect”, I thought “Result! – just the picture I’d been looking for this week’s “Colorful” photo challenge theme”.
Camera always to the ready I could not resist hanging back to take some photographs. I was snapping away, holding up the traffic in the process so I could get a clear shot, when a German guy came over to me.

You like my truck?”

Yes” I replied, trying to take one last shot. “It’s beautifully painted – I love the colours – very artistic” I enthused.

I walked over to the truck to inspect the artwork more closely.

You would like to stand by the truck while I take your photograph?” he asked kindly

No, that’s OK, I would ruin the photograph” I laughed.
I was about to beat a hasty to retreat into the restaurant when I was given a guided tour of the decorative artwork and shown the artist’s signature.

Feeling I should make some further comment about the impressive artwork I responded.

You must have lots of people taking photographs of your truck?

Yes, and if I charged five euros for every photo, I would have enough money to stay in this beautiful place longer” he said as if looking for a tip.

I laughed nervously, thanked him and thought “Time for a sharp exit!

I returned to our friends who had spotted me chatting to the truck guy and asked what I’d been doing. I was just about to try to explain when Mr. Piglet, sensing a protracted explanation, quickly answered on my behalf.

“Don’t ask!”

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31 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Colorful

  1. Bwahahahahahaha! 😀

    Perfect pic for the challenge!


  2. Lisa (Woman Wielding Words)

    LOL. You should be charging for all of your wonderful photos. You live in a land of color and have a great eye. 😀


  3. ~rofl~ You got Colorful perfectly with the photo and with the the story of your encounter of the owner who is a colorful character as well. lol
    Well done! 🙂


  4. Christine Grote

    Perfect! I foresee my son doing something like this in the not-so-distant future.


  5. What a cool truck!


  6. That is freaking awesome!! I love it!!


  7. I love art cars!


  8. Lovely truck, perfect for the Colorful challenge!


  9. What a great piece of work! And it came at just the right time for you 🙂


  10. Such a great truck. And it seems to be made for this weeks photo challenge!


  11. well spotted 🙂


  12. Great Pic! The newest craze around here are the gourmet food trucks. They are all boldly painted with murals that depict the food they serve up. There is a blog in the works!!!


  13. Great photo !! Yes-I would say its very colorful and full of spirit !! I like art and creativity-this is really being creative !!


  14. Hi Penny,
    the guy was certainly very proud of his truck!


  15. WoW!!! Such a colorful truck!! Love it!!


  16. Great photo and fab truck! Think you’ve just made that guy famous but how silly that he has a money making idea which could enable him to stay in a beautiful place, yet he doesn’t put a price on his artwork – his answer is right under his nose! Thanks for sharing.


  17. Awesome! And I love the “colorful” story attached as well! 🙂


  18. Now that is colorful… As for the wise guy, I hope he found more than 5 euros to help him stick around. 🙂


  19. Great truck. Glad you stopped to get a photo of it!


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