Tuesday, 10 February 2015

We were going to show you these...

...but never quite knew how!

The first photo should be self explanatory.  Who wouldn't take this photo? (Susan, actually - she had to be told "Quick - photo!!")

The second photo I like without knowing why. No story behind it - I was sitting in a bar waiting for clients (having a post lunch coffee, if you must know...)

The third photo is of a set of suitcases specially shaped to fit in the boot (or trunk, if you must) of a Traction Avant. They are not mine, but I covet them.


We take many photos that seem interesting at the time, but  never show anyone. It suddenly occurred to me that perhaps I should just show them for what they are, rather than try weave them into a narrative.

2 comments:

  1. I'll bet those two suitcases are a price....
    I covet something very similar....
    a 2CV accessory...
    or rather a pair.
    They are shaped to fit between the rear valance of the car and the spare wheel...
    so come as a left and right...
    one is a can for four litres of spare fuel...
    the other a tool box...
    only about three thousand were made in the mid-Fifties....
    most, like those wonderful suitcases will have been junked.

    I saw a lone fuel can... 300€s was the FIXED price... no hagglin'!
    But what is needed in an old 2CV is a pair!
    That would be nearer a thousand... ho-hum!

    "rather than try weave them into a narrative"....
    yes... rather like most of Walt's posts.
    Like the tendrils pix, or the stockyard of their collector neighbour.

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    1. I've no idea what these custom suitcases go for, or how many were made for Tractions. You don't see them very often, and even more rarely in such good condition.

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