Thought for the day….” It is better to be looked over than overlooked” (Mae West).
“If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, then you will get results”.
Lucky timing with the camera recently and a case of being in the right place at the right time. There has been a rally of Ford Model A cars in the Otago region recently, and I just happened to be at the village of Cardrona when the cars were also there. Over 4.8 million Model A cars were made between 1927 and 1932 , the car being a replacement for the famous Ford Model T. One version of the car even featured a V8 engine. Prices ranged from USD 385 up to USD 1400. Interestingly, it was the first car to feature safety glass in the windshield.
Two of the cars are seen here, outside the famous Cardrona Hotel. Originally a gold-rush village, it now sits at the base of a ski resort. A disused (gold) mineshaft can be seen inside the hotel bar. From here, to the left of the photo, the road climbs up the Crown Range, reaching a height of 1119m, before descending towards the tourist town of Queenstown. Due to the bad light that day, the photo was converted to black and white, then changed to sepia, to give it a 1930s look.
and another photo….some of the 20 000 plus runners in the Stockholm marathon…
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Thought for the day….” You cannot have what you do not want”.
“Take time to recharge your batteries. It is hard to see where you are going when the lights are dim”.
The fun stops now ! Just imagine being out in your Ferrari on a Sunday afternoon. You just HAVE to drive a Ferrari fast. Today’s photo was taken Stockholm, Sweden. The driver of the Ferrari had been driving up and down Strandvagen (an expensive waterfront street in the Swedish capital), a street where a Ferrari does not look out of place. Clearly he was enjoying the drive UNTIL the flashing blue lights came on behind him. The famous prancing horse on the badge of Ferraris was originally a symbol of Count Francesco Baracca, who was a pilot in the Italian Air Force. A Swiss motorist who was caught in 2010 driving his Ferrari near St. Gallen at 137 km/h in a 50 km/h zone received a speeding ticket of USD 290 000. The fine had been increased because he was a repeat offender.
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