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A little retro surprise at the Marin Civic Center.

We were in Marin the other weekend. And we drove by the Marin Civic Center. It’s a fabulous masterpiece and looks somewhat incongruous in the pretty Marin setting….like a sleek space station plunked down in the midst of the scenery. In fact, the groovy sci-fi movie Gattaca was even filmed there!

We decided to walk around a little bit, but we were suddenly totally distracted. Look what we have here….

Oh-so-casually parked under this little overhang….a pristine vintage 1960s Plymouth Fury police cruiser. WOW! It was so cool. I felt like I had blasted back in time (and was wishing I was wearing a more special outfit). I love it! But as amazing as the car is, let’s pause for a moment to acknowledge the insane lighting situation going on up there in the background.

WOW! Talk about crazy globes.

No one wants to be pulled over by the fuzz, but man…..this would totally help soften the blow. I’m not sure what the car was doing there. Perhaps they just bring it out for the weekend. Maybe it belonged to some kooky collector. Either way, I was loving it!

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  1. Dottie says

    Fury? That’s the name of the car? Genius. That is some serious awesome there.

    I had a friend who had to go bail someone out at that place and was a half hour late because she was looking at the architecture! Hee hee!

    • Alix says

      It was really cool…..would be great to use in a photo shoot!

  2. Jody says

    Devil-Ettes, here we come!

  3. Jenny (VintageSugarcube) says

    OMG OMG OMG!! I’m here flipping over that car. I have NEVER seen a more fab-u-lous police car. What a ride to be whisked away in eh?

  4. jenny says

    that car is beautiful. and those globes! crackers, those globes.

    but the real gem in this post?

    THIS: “No one wants to be pulled over by the fuzz, but man…..this would totally help soften the blow.”

    GIRL! i am dying. you make me laugh!

  5. jenny says

    also. GETCHA AZZ BACK THERE and do a little ‘what you wore’ with the fury!

    • Alix says

      hahaha, i know….i was wearing jeans and something not very interesting i think.

  6. kodie says

    Oh my goodness! Gattica is one of my all time favorite movies and I always wondered what fabulous set that was filmed on! I had no idea!! Love this!

  7. Susie says

    Oh Lady! Lovely post, SWOON!

    Have you seen this documentary : The Modernism of Julius Shulman? last time i checked it was still on the netflix and it is all sorts of beautiful mid-century architecture.

    http://www.juliusshulmanfilm.com/



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