Local Heart, Global Soul

June 21, 2017

Vintage Head-Turning Beauties…

Filed under: PHOTOGRAPHY,THE NETHERLANDS — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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As Himself and I leave the Hotel ’t Speulderbos  Bilderberg hotel in the Veluwe, we pass by the group of classic car enthusiasts who have been staying at the hotel and are now preparing to leave. I notice that they have set their cars out on display on the lawn in front of the hotel and some of the group are inspecting the other cars. Some owners are polishing their vehicles before they hit the road, the cars are already gleaming, immaculate, head-turning beauties. I take photographs as we take the driveway past them.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Hotel ’t Speulderbos / Garderen – Veluwe / Hotel Bilderberg Group

January 11, 2011

Holy Smokin’ Tyres… Get an Eyeful of THAT!…

Filed under: The Hague,THE NETHERLANDS — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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Since I’m still housebound here is a post from my photo archive from a previous walking tour.

Himself is into cars. Cars for me are a method of getting from “A to B”.  So then we were walking by the beach one day and himself saw this car, he let out a low whistle. It was followed by the remark ” but you do realise it’s just a replica though, don’t you?

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Ha! He could have told me it was the first car ever made and I would have been none the wiser… Ok, I’m not quite that gullible, but you get the idea. I photographed it as something interesting. (interesting,  if cars light your fire at least…)

A little further up the beach, he spotted another car. The whistle got bigger, and longer… apparently this one isn’t a replica, it’s the real deal. The owner was sitting inside. After we walked past it and Himself had given it a loving look of appreciation, and the owner had noticed that look, himself whispered to me that  the exact reason  the man was sitting in it was to soak up the glory from people car enthusiasts noticing. Ok, whatever floats your boat  … is this a guy thing?

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

I take a photo because apparently it’s a cool car, (like I know or not) and we walk on.

Some time later I come across a car that Holy Smokin’  tyres,  even I can appreciate.

How big is the engine? – No Clue.

Zero to however much in how long? – Um… are  guesses allowed?

Carbs? – pasta, rice and potatoes?

Nah, not an ounce of  technical information supplied, but in my book this car doesn’t need it, it’s up to it’s nuts… err and bolts, in COOL and CRED…. take a look and be prepared to drool…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Now that’s a car to enthuse about!

July 26, 2010

Cars to blow your horn about…

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My camera is more of an accessory to me than jewelery. Sometimes I can get a shot of something unusual at the most unexpected times…

Take these for instance. They made me smile, I hope they make you smile too.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

How cool are these decorative flowers!?

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Even it’s butt is beautiful in a quirky way… LOL

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

With this one you just want to say  one word… Grrrrrrrrowl !

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

January 18, 2010

Cars in all shapes and paintworks…

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I usually carry my camera with me whenever I am out and about. I like to take photos of anything that catches my eye.  Now Hubby is certainly the Car Fan in the family, and he would be the one to tell you what these cars are, the makes and models etc. Me, I just go on colour, shape and anything that catches my eye.

Here is one that is very strangely angular… only a car that the designer could love?

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Another one, rather boxy?

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

All curves here… ( but I can parallel park much better than that  LOL)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Cool paint job on these Smart cars!

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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