Beautiful designs never go out of style. Like Vespa. Of course it has changed over decades. Reasons may vary from production engineering reasons to need for attracting younger generations, or just for providing more variety to customers. But the basic design remains the same and is immediately recognizable. I tried to find out the exact model without success. Anyway, I think this is Vespa 125 or 150 from late 1950's.
A real classic that looks so good on the cobblestones of Colmar.
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krzychu30 (15512) 2013-09-16 14:26
You´re right Kari-Vespa is timeless!It´s like a part of Italian culture- hard to imagine Italy without it.
I like your composition and presentation of the main subject.The FG and proximity to this beauty creates almost 3D feeling to the scene.
claudeD (41844) 2013-09-17 1:21
very fine picture showing this wonderful Vespa. Excellent sharpness and very good composition.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
eldancer1 (36343) 2013-09-18 7:46
Indeed! I like the smooth lines of this Vespa. Nicely captured with good dof and nice details. Well done, tfs.
ChrisJ (118817) 2013-09-19 1:28
A good daily life scene and you were lucky the motor bike was parked and stationery. Usually they are trying to run me down! Excellent sharpness and shadow detail and I like the minimalist colours and subtle warm cold colour contrast between the blue and magenta red. Tfs!
mjw364 (1466) 2013-09-22 10:28
Timless indeed Kari!
Crystal clear shot with a great POV. Love the silver tone of the scooter. Contrasts so well with the grey cobblestones.
I learned to ride on one of these - we used to "borrow" my best friends fathers scooter when he slept after a night shift so that we could learn! I now have a BMW motorcycle but I still remember the fun I had on one of these.
zoomer (6) 2013-09-23 14:46
Hi,this excellent shot brings back a lot of memories!I used to own one of these many,many years ago and rode it all across Europe from Denmark to Italy.They still look the same,all the best Wolf.
Waylim (25436) 2013-10-04 22:06
This is so cool. Love it. Looks like fun to ride around in this thing on the bumpy coblle stone streets. A great way to get around in narrow street than in big car.
- Copyright: Kari Tanskanen (ktanska) (29421)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-10
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Canon 7D, Canon EF-S 10-22 f/3,5-4,5 USM
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/80 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Vespa [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-16 11:41