Local Heart, Global Soul

November 22, 2018

Sleeping On the Road: A Whole New Meaning!

Filed under: ART,GREYMOUTH,NEW ZEALAND,PHOTOGRAPHY,Quirky Sights,Quirky Vehicles — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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During a drive around the West Coast town of Greymouth, Himself and I spot an unusual sight. Parked off the street was car, with a tent perched on the top of it! There were people inside the tent, a lady leaned out just as I took the photograph. We laughed at the sight, but hey, I guess if it works, it works! It’s another quirky sight to add to the list that I have seen during all of my travels.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

November 14, 2018

“Offspring In The Firm Grasp…”

Just feeing in a silly mood. I saw this and immediately I thought of this commentary and the necessity to read it in the voice of Sir David Attenborough:
Here emerging from the lush fields of New Zealand’s West Coast, is the common hay bale. Wrapped in their distinctive green coverings, the adult hay bales are neatly aligned on the back of the trailer. However one unruly offspring has been collected in the gentle but firm grip of the tractor for it’s own safety as they cross the road. Destined to rest in an adjoining paddock, here they will stay until the onset of winter, when the possibilities of low level snows will bring them out of hibernation…”

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

November 13, 2018

Glass Half Full… A Jucy Slogan!

Passing back through the small township of Franz Joseph, I get a photograph of one of New Zealand’s many rental camper vans. “Jucy” is a well known rental company, to my knowledge all of their campers are a brilliant shade of Granny Smith apple green and they have delightful slogans and sayings on the side. I think (but am not certain) that no two of the sayings are the same. I love theie sense of humour and so capturing this photo was a delight…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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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