My mobile telephone acts like a visual notebook thanks to its lousy camera. Here are some notes.
Apart from its capacity to capture images, my telephone isn’t better than my actual notebook (a Silvine spiral bound item). The photos turn out like Kodak prints – brown and flat. I hate them. What I’d like is a fast, very small printer capable of producing colour-fast images on self-adhesive paper (5×4 cm) so I could
paste them straight into my paper notebook.
The photos…. These motley images gather together evidence of a characteristic of some recent cars.
I might add this one too:
Do three and a bit swallows make a summer? What I see here is the increasing dominance of the trim over the body-in-white. The Peugeot drew my attention to the trope; the Citroen is characterised by it. The Renault (can you name it with initial certainty??) has less decorative trim while generally all its cars have more than competitors’ offerings.
The style reminds me of the use of decoration on 1950s American cars (see above).
The image here shows a pin-board in a restaurant near me. They kitted the place out with charity shop falderal. Among the loot they gathered was this photo of a Taunus coupe. I had to Google it as I have never seen one and possibly never read about it either. It is a photo from the early 70s, I suppose. Poignant: the car’s owners might be dead, the car is rust and the children it may have ferried are in middle age and walk under mortality’s constant umbrella.
This one (a 1973) has survived – it’s a screen shot to show the car more clearly. I feel Ford used the same doors as the saloon. So, that’s a precedent for the Marina coupe. The Ford remains a very handsome car. Imagine having the choice of this, the Rekord coupe or a Renault 17 coupe.