Local Heart, Global Soul

September 21, 2017

Not Your Average Tricycle…

Regular readers will know that I love to photograph quirky, unusual sights. With my pocket camera regularly on hand, I can quickly snap things that pique my interest: decorative drain covers, walls, gates, letter boxes, buildings, the list goes on. Unusual vehicles feature regularly and in this particular case I managed to get a few photographs of this unusual motorbike, or should I say, Trike. Unlike many three wheeled cars and bikes this one does not have the usual two wheels rear, one wheel front layout but rather the opposite; two wheels in the front and one in the rear. It gives the bike / trike a rather surreal look, definitely a ride that makes people look twice, maybe even three times.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

September 15, 2016

When The Train …Takes To The Road.

Filed under: ART,GERMANY,PHOTOGRAPHY,Quirky Vehicles,TRIER — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Regular readers will know that I love quirky things.

I have also come across some rather amazing vehicles.

Some of them I have ridden in, others just observed.

When Family Kiwidutch was in Trier, Germany last summer, we spotted another quirky vehicle for my collection.

On this occasion, what I spot is a tourist “train’ that runs on wheels and pulls two trailers that the tourists ride on during their sight-seeing trip around the city.

In New Zealand I have seen these before in a simpler version, some with a roof and some without and they earned the nick-name the “toast-rack” due to most of them having open sides.

This one is different, more sophisticated, enclosed and of course, impersonating a train but the basic premise is the same.

It always makes me do a double take though, seeing what looks like a train …driving on the road.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Wikipedia: Trier / Germany

 

 

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