Well, that's a horse above, isn't it? Apparently, it's a stud in fact, from the
'stud garden', Stuttgart. Well, of course, as we all know, it's the Porsche
badge, and you might be interested in what's it got to do with brown chickens.
After missing most of my last week's regular walks (due to unseasonal
humidity in Sydney), I bit the bullet today, encouraged by the forecast for
showers, and headed off for the longer walk in my repertoire, that usually
takes at least one and a half hours to complete. The forecast was for a few
showers, but instead of being rained on, I got sunned on, again, and got home
sweating heaps (sorry for the cop-out, I couldn't think of a suitable ending for
sweating like a ???, I tried googling it, but the ones on the first page were not
funny, not funny at all).
When I got to Clareville I took my normal detour along Delecta Avenue, the
beach-side street of multi-million dollar houses and the quaintly named
gourmet restaurant Clareville Kiosk. There was this car parked outside
somebody's garage that caught my interest. It wasn't because it was illegally
parked (it didn't even occur to me), but because it
w a s j u s t g o r g e o u s!
A 50 year old silver Porsche 1600!
I started taking photos of it (funny - I haven't had a camera on me for some
time now during my walks, and suddenly when I did take it along, as in today,
there were so many interesting things to photograph!). Well, I noticed this
young lady (in her nice summer dress in orange, my favourite colour at the
moment), carrying a baby, approaching. Getting closer, when I was busy
clicking my camera, she addressed me: "Are you a Parking Inspector?". Well, I
was wearing a kind of council green shorts, and a grey t-shirt, so I guess her
interpretation was understandable, especially since her car was illegally
parked, and she was on the lookout for the rangers, I assume. We established
that I wasn't, so I had to justify myself taking photos of her car, so I just said
"Gorgeous car!", which she agreed with, as she would, I guess. "Have you
seen a chicken, a brown chicken? We've lost it", she said.
These seeds I spotted at just around the corner, on the street, still at Delecta
Avenue, before getting back onto Hudson Parade. Made me think of another
luxury German Auto Maker, Mercedes Benz:
Back in December, on a cloudy day, I took this photo on the right (see the post
here). Today, going past the same spot, I thought of replicating the image on a
normal summer day, without exactly remembering the exact spot I was the
last time. Not bad; both photos were taken almost from the very same angle.
Bird And Person Series #7, man with black bird and red ear, 1998
Acrylic, ink, oil pastel on paper, 109 x 79 cm
Esa Jaske Collection