"alien eyes" by jonas_k
| Date 051707 | Location Berlin?
| CC 2.0
A really cool "perspective" shot of the Berlin
Futuro? This image is tagged as being Berlin but it also has the tag "guessedberlin" and I am not sure it is the Berlin
Futuro. Every image I have seen of that one shows a Futuro painted white and yet this appears to be an image on one painted yellow.
It has been confirmed that this is indeed the Berlin
Futuro. While the Futuro does appear to have a slightly yellow appearance in the photo this is a function of the lighting at the time and the angle the photo was taken from and the Futuro was actually white despite the slightly different color appearing in the photo.
"Barbie älskar Sverige" by fleursblog
| Date Unknown | Location Örebro
This photo was posted to Instagram
and is described as being from the book:
"... Barbie älskar Sverige. The spaceship is Matti Suuronen's portable "cottage" Futuro, designed in 1968, situated in countryside Sweden.
The book is described on the website bokus.com
in this way (Google Translation of Swedish text):
"Barbie loves Sweden is a hitherto unwritten part of the Swedish pop culture history but also a delicious roadtrip image that celebrates Barbie and the timeless Sweden, 50s and 60s modernism. The authors take Barbie to the tracks of yesterday, the architecture that kept and places that have remained untouched. For camera angles showing Barbie in her Swedish 60s.
The location of the shot is not identified other than the "countryside"; that said it is almost certainly shot in Örebro based on the color of the Futuro, appearance of the main roof vent and the fact that other then the Air Force units there are no other known Futuros in Sweden.
All in all it makes for a rather unusual Futuro photo.
Futuro & Smart In Maebashi
"FUTURO & SMART in Maebashi
" by Maniackers Design
| Date 050509 | Location Maebashi
A meeting of late 20th century innovation and early 21st century innovation. So far the Smart Car seems to have been more successful than the Futuro - certainly in numbers though perhaps not yet in "cult" status. Going on what we saw on our last two visits to Europe they are everywhere and here in the US they are starting to show up more and more. Interestingly it was the high price of gas that was largely to blame for the fate of the Futuro and it seems likely that the high price of gas is at least in part responsible for the success of the Smart car.
It Started With The Landing Of A Spaceship
"It Started With The Landing Of A Spaceship
" by mag.lh
| Date 062818 | Location UK Futuro (In Le Havre)
recently posted this photo
to Instagram. It is a photo of the UK Futuro
"on assignment" in Le Havre summer 2018 that has either been taken with a filter or colorized later; whatever the means it offers a somewhat surreal look suggestive of it being a photo on another planet.
The photo is captioned (assuming Google Translate got it right) "It started with the landing of a spaceship"; presumably a reference to a "first contact" or perhaps an "earth invasion" scenario.
May The Futuro Be With You
" by joelgourlain
| Date 090518 | Location UK Futuro
(while in Le Havre France)
To us black and white photos always seem to be more atmospheric than their color counterparts and when they are also well composed they can be some of the best photos around. This photo by joelgourlain
is a perfect example of what we mean and is one of our favorite photos of the interior of a Futuro.
"Reflections" by lwsdm
| CC 2.0
| Date 061212 | Location Espoo
took a great set of photos of Futuro 001 now on display at the WeeGee Exhibition Center, Espoo, Finland
. We particularly like this image which shows the Futuro only indirectly as a reflection in the exhibition center windows. One of our favorite Futuro shots.
"So Now We Know" by RoadsideArchitecture.com
| Date 050312 | Location Livingston
Traditionally the proverbial "they" have mostly referred to aliens as "little green men". Clearly that is not the case; they have fur, four legs and a tail. We always figured that there was more to dogs than met the eye, they are too darn clever - perhaps all the time we spend training them is just a con and it is really them training us using reverse psychology. Seriously though this photo by Debra Jane Seltzer of her "kids" at the Livingston
Futuro is a great shot. Debra runs the website http://www.RoadsideArchitecture.com
which is a treasure trove of images from all across the USA - check it out. Debra also blogs about her experiences on the road trips she takes to collect her photographs; this photo is from one of her blog posts
"Sunrise/Sunset" by Loviisa Honkola
| Date 021516 | Location Kauhava
We really enjoy a good sunset (or sunrise) and so this photo combines that along with our love of all things Futuro. No way to tell if this is a sunrise or sunset shot; in the end it really does not matter as it is a highly enjoyable photo either way.
"The Church" sent to us by Achim Breiling. Thank you. | Date Unknown | Location Unknown
[Edit] Image source now identified. This great photo was taken by Roy DiTosti. This and other examples of Roy's very accomplished photography can be found at Roy DiTosti Photography
. Roy tells me the photo was taken in Atlantic City, NJ around 1976.
The Futuro has seen many uses over the course of the last half century or so from banks to offices to homes; but how about a church? We have no idea where this photo was taken or if it actually was used as a church; who knows but it certainly seems possible. It is also worth noting that this is one of the few Futuro examples with half the number of windows than a typical Futuro has. The history of the Willingboro
Futuro seems relatively well defined so it is possible that this is an image from the past of the Covington Futuro
for which we have less history and which also features this configuration of windows.
"aliens in da town
" by POSITiv
| Date 051707 | Location Berlin
Ever wondered how scarecrows get to where they are at? Ever wondered about those "crop circles"? Maybe the two go hand in hand!
"Back To The Futuro" by Jeremy Popp on DMCTalk.org
| Date Unknown | Location Carlisle
Ok, so the intended pun in naming this fantastic photograph is a little lame; give us a break - we never said we were great writers or particularly creative. There is something of a parallel between the DeLorean and the Futuro; both could be said to be "futuristic" at the time they came out (and arguably still so today) and both ultimately failed in the "mass" commercial sense but subsequently achieved something akin to "cult" status. We often find the "green eyed monster" stalking us when thinking Futuro and Jeremy Popp and his Delorean seem to give rise to a similar feeling. Seems like the Futuro and the DeLorean just go together like "peas in a pod".
"Lost Soul" by TheFuturoHouse.com | Date 091411 | Location Royse City
The Royse City
Futuro is not the best maintained example; it is abandoned and uncared for or at least that is how it appears. For the most part we are not lovers of graffiti but in this case it seems the "artist" was extremely descriptive. Perhaps the Futuro will be "found" one day.
"Rocket Ship / Rocket Car" by Forgotten Fiberglass
| Date 091211 | Location Livingston
A meeting of the "futuristic" and the "futuristic"; both fiberglass creations and both "uber" cool. We have no idea exactly what the car is, when we have time we will explore Forgotten Fiberglass
some; we are sure that information will be on there somewhere. As for the Futuro, though it is not stated, this is clearly the Livingston
So This Is How You Move Them!
"So This Is How You Move Them" by Forgotten Fiberglass
| Date 010312 | Location Media
OK - so this one is a little "Tongue in Cheek"; obviously photo shopped but a fun photo nonetheless. We have never had to move a Futuro (though we would love to have the time and money to buy, relocate and restore one) but we are sure those that have would have loved it if it were this easy. Check out Forgotten Fiberglass
for details on the purchase and upcoming relocation and restoration of the Media
Sunrise At The Abandoned Futuro House
"Sunrise/Sunset" by Barske Franck
| Date 2018 | Location UK Futuro in Le Havre
We really love a good sunset (or sunrise) and so this photo combines that along with our passion for all things Futuro. We can not tell if this is a sunrise or a sunset but in the end it really does not matter as it is an awesome photo either way.