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30 Sep 2011

N American Journey

For the past 5 weeks I've been travelling in Canada and the US visiting daughter/granddaughters in Montreal and friends in the US.Along the way I visited New York,Montreal,Ottawa,Chicago,Galena ,La Crosse,Red Wing,Spring Green,Madison and Milwaukee.I managed to take some photos as well as have a great time .My only regret is that I did have more time to spend exploring the backroads in Wisconsin but as always it was so many things to see so little time .
Here are a few of the photos from the road from my Canon G9 and Leica X1.

Late afternoon skyline , New York
Sarah Palin going cheap , Borders closing down sale , NYC
Katz's Deli ,New York
Marilyn Munro sculpture , Michigan Avenue , Chicago
Under the Loop ,Chicago
Cityscape,Chicago
Chef's lunch,The Oyster Bar , Grand Central Station , NYC
Chicago from the John Hancock tower
Car parks , Chicago
Window cleaners , Chicago
Front step beer, saturday afternoon,Chicago old town.
Garage , Galena
Frank Lloyd Wright cat , Taliesan , Spring Green , Wisconsin

Back road , Wisconsin
Abandoned pump ,Taliesan ,Spring Green ,Wisconsin.
Rue St Denis ,Montreal
Montreal
Pub notice, Ottawa.

19 Sep 2011

WET MORGAN


                          Morgan Plus 8 bonnet badge . St Saturnin, Le Mans, 2011.

15 Sep 2011

Le MANS-GRAND MARNIER CREPES


Grand Marnier crepes sold from a kiosk at Le Mans for as long as I have been going-- which is a long time .Up there with frites and mayonnaise at Spa in terms of favourite motor racing foods .Crepe at Le Mans 2011.

13 Sep 2011

CLASSIC NOSES


                A line up of classic noses spotted in a camp site at Le Mans 2011.

11 Sep 2011

TEAM RUSSIA

              
Team Russia transporter -Ferrari Challenge race- Le Mans 2011 . Times have certainly changed .I can remember when Team Russia would have conjured up a mental image of a team of massive women shot putters with hairy armpits and moustaches. 

MINERVA


Not surprisingly the Brussels Autoworld museum contains quite a few examples of Belgian car and motorcycle manufacturers including Minerva who made motorcycles and then cars between 1902 and 1938 . The cars were premium luxury models-- some sported a very handsome radiator mascot .No question of pedestrian friendly mascot safety design rules in those days . Imagine your forehead coming into contact with this lump.

8 Sep 2011

BENTLEY


It's a cliche shot but there is just something about old Bentleys . This is superb example seen at St Saturnin, Le Mans 2011. Who is the driver? I presume he is the owner . Is he a merchant banker ? Or has it been in the family for years ? Just curious and somewhat jealous.

6 Sep 2011

WET BENTLEY


        Wet Bentley radiator mascot with pink Cadillac in background.St Saturnin ,Le Mans 2011.

4 Sep 2011

FAIRLANE


                                     Very elegant Ford Fairlane Coupe St Saturnin , Le Mans 2011

3 Sep 2011

FOR THE MAN WHO HAS EVERYTHING

For the man who has everything -- a Ferrari satellite dish--seen above the Ferrari hospitality suite at Le Mans 2011.

1 Sep 2011

SPEEDWAY AT THE CREEK




Colourful display of classic speedway cars at the Shannon's day at Eastern Creek last weekend.