Adirondack Escape Pod

The end of the school year (with the mixed feelings I discussed in my last post) has arrived, so I’ve decided to dedicate this week and next to documenting the feeling of a college campus as it quiets down for the summer. When it comes time to eject from the campus bubble and head out, is there any vehicle that captures the vibe of the northeastern college student better than a rusty, ski-rack-enhanced old Saab?

Adirondack Escape Pod I

The first image, with its sunset and tempting road in the background, might have been all I needed to capture the vibe of this particular Swedish sleeper, but I didn’t want to let it go without documenting the worn bumper stickers dotting the back: stickers from another school (an older sibling, or the original owner?), the current school (SPORTS!), and an assortment of ski resorts.

Adirondack Escape Pod II

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5 thoughts on “Adirondack Escape Pod”

  1. Great project. I’m several (ahem) decades past college graduation, but I still get that feeling of just wanting to take off at this time of year. Pack a car and go. That old Saab certainly has its own beauty.

    1. Thank you! It’s definitely a bit strange to see everyone else preparing to leave while I continue to go about regular life. Maybe it’s the “normalness” of this Saab that reflects that a bit?

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