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Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:08 am linkquote
Haarlem



Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:13 am

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Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:13 am linkquote
Parting shot: A rose in not Spanish since 1648 Haarlem.



Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:30 pm

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Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:30 pm linkquote
From airport taxi...



Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:56 am

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Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:56 am linkquote
tdrake wrote:
Shreevsey wrote:
North London, Western Europe, for now any way!
In the Paris cafes we heard talk of Norman Invasion Deux. Watch yer backs.
Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:11 am

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Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:11 am linkquote
Wonderful Camera Work
Tdrake

Excellent photo series. I really enjoyed the pics.
The small blue Fiat 500 is the identical vehicle and
color I bought new in Naples Italy in 1972 for
US $850. Of course, that was when Moby Dick was
a Minnow.

I drove that car from Morocco to the UK, from Paris to
Vienna. Thanks for the super background views.

Bob Copeland
Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:20 pm

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Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:20 pm linkquote
Aaaand home in time for a short evening ride....



Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:48 am

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Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:48 am linkquote
Re: Wonderful Camera Work
Bob Copeland wrote:
Tdrake

Excellent photo series. I really enjoyed the pics.
The small blue Fiat 500 is the identical vehicle and
color I bought new in Naples Italy in 1972 for
US $850. Of course, that was when Moby Dick was
a Minnow.

I drove that car from Morocco to the UK, from Paris to
Vienna. Thanks for the super background views.

Bob Copeland
I was waiting until I had a keyboard to reply to this, and then, of course, completely forgot, but that sounds like an amazing trip. That was sorta the way I used to travel in my younger days, but my wife has really spoiled me, and I'll admit I miss the more adventurous days -- our trips unfold very much within the tourist bubble, I'm afraid.

My dad and my stepmother did a similar trip to yours, maybe in 75 (?), in a Deux Chevaux they bought for $500 in England...wind up driving behind the Iron Curtain a bit and all over.... I'd forgotten all about those stories until you brought up the Fiat, so thanks for bringing up those memories!
Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:03 am

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Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:03 am linkquote
Fiat 500 in Europe
tdrake,

I was in the USN assigned ashore on a NATO Base in
Bagnoli (Suburb of Naples) Italy. The base was called
AFSOUTH Allied Forces Southern Italy.

When I first got in country, I bought a Ducati 350 Scrambler.
Great Bike to get around on. Even though the weather was
great in Naples (Like San Diego California), it would rain and
be cold in the Winter. I needed a car. I bought the local
car. The Italians referred to the Fiat 500 as the "Mickey Mouse"
car.

I was on staff duty. We had a lot of time off when the Admiral
was away attending conferences or back in the USA. I also
stayed in Europe for 1 year after finish my naval service.
I loved that sun roofed rag topped Fiat. Low budget travel
back then 1970-1974. Heck, I would sleep in the car on
weekends in Rome.

I also was fortunate to have some fellow motorcycle riders
that I worked with. We spent every free time off riding up
and down the boot of Italia. Our favorite ride was, take
the over nigh ferry from Naples to Palermo Sicily, then ride
back, crossing to the mainland at Messina. Many good
adventures and experiences. At the time, I do remember
knowing how lucky I was.

Enough - Sorry to blather so much.

Bob Copeland
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Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:50 am

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Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:50 am linkquote
Creature of habit: back in Paris, so le deluge begins...





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Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:51 am

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Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:51 am linkquote
And once again just using my iPhone, so new post for each pic...



Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:52 am

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Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:52 am linkquote
Rouge...



Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:53 am

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Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:53 am linkquote
Azul



Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:55 am

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Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:55 am linkquote
They do love the tripods here!



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Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:56 am linkquote
As Italian as it gets....



Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:03 pm

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Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:03 pm linkquote
Ok, that's probably enough for the first three hours in town



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Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:05 pm linkquote
Oh, wait, one more...





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Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:28 am

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Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:28 am linkquote
Viva Italia
tdrake,

You always have great photos. You must have taken that
35mm Single Reflex camera class in school. You Sir,
get up on your subject, and are rarely back lit.

Good Form,

Bob Copeland
Frost Bite Falls MN
Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:27 am

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Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:27 am linkquote
Bob Copeland wrote:
tdrake,

You always have great photos. You must have taken that
35mm Single Reflex camera class in school. You Sir,
get up on your subject, and are rarely back lit.

Good Form,

Bob Copeland
Frost Bite Falls MN
Thanks Bob! My foreign shots are composed of three important artistic elements kept in careful balance:

1) feeling like an idiot when the locals wonder what the hell i'm up to

2) doing it anyway

3) seeing just how long I can stop before my wife turns around to realize what I'm doing.

Anyway, turns out the Marais, where we wandered the first night, was the motherload, while the next two days in posher hoods are a relative wash. Sigh. Not one single P-series in dozens of hard trod miles (and never did get in a single shot in England...). Still...

1



Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:29 am

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Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:29 am linkquote
Rouge, encore.





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Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:30 am

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Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:30 am linkquote
P1



Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:31 am

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Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:31 am linkquote
Et P2



Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:38 am

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Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:38 am linkquote
Honda shop in Molotov-tossing distance of some big Arc-thing (a dozen ptw shops here btw and yes I browsed them all!)...gotta admit that I thought these X-ADV scoots were a cool concept but...well, in person, among all the pretty bike, uh...looked pretty lame imho.



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Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:51 am linkquote
Modeling my sooper stylin', way French, wax, riding jacket in our micro flat (and pretending I'm not running a fever...sigh...). Looked for something like this last year at a dozen scooter shops, concluded Parisians don't wear protection, and then, this year, suddenly realized non non: they have dedicated gear shops!

So, now, when I get back to Idaho, the farmers will all be, like, "look at that stylish old idiot on the Vespa, photographing my wheat fields-- his jacket appears to be Parisian. Hand me my varmint rifle."

And my life will be complete.





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Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:17 pm

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Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:17 pm linkquote
Welp, I spent most of Sunday sleeping-off what I fear is strep-throat but my awesome wife stepped up on her walk about, with this beauty...



Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:19 am

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Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:19 am linkquote
Shiny along the Seine...



Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:20 am

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Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:20 am linkquote
Old dude ogling Beverly...



Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:23 am

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Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:23 am linkquote
Les Halles -- just gotta love the side stand attitude....



Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:26 am

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Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:26 am linkquote
View out our building door, redux...coincidentally same building as last summer. Paris is certainly a scooter-geek's Mecca.



Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:37 pm

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Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:37 pm linkquote
In between hail and hard rain and my wife and I both sleeping off fevers, it was a beautiful day...

Lambretta!



Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:38 pm

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Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:38 pm linkquote
Yup



Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:39 pm

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Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:39 pm linkquote
My work here is done.



Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:25 pm

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Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:25 pm linkquote
Rouge



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Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:26 pm linkquote
Sprint



Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:27 pm

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Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:27 pm linkquote
More Lambretta



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Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:27 pm linkquote
Intake



Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:28 pm

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Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:28 pm linkquote
Generations



Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:32 pm

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Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:32 pm linkquote
Can't stop...



Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:22 pm

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Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:22 pm linkquote
Loving the Vespa porn.

I will be out on the lash tomorrow evening in Paris so will check these honeys out in person.
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:33 pm

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Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:33 pm linkquote
johnymoore wrote:
Loving the Vespa porn.

I will be out on the lash tomorrow evening in Paris so will check these honeys out in person.
Nice! I never thought I'd like this town but have really come to love it.



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Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:05 pm linkquote
Some parting shots....



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