Monday, August 19, 2013
Oddities from a Lazy Sunday
This pretty much describes the mood around here yesterday. I'd taken Olga on a long morning walk so she was worn out. We were watching "Auntie Mame" when I took this photo -- the movie is playing on my computer in the background, hooked up to our television. We moved on to "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World" after that. Sunday movies need to be very retro!
Remember how I mentioned that the neighborhood is putting up plywood barriers once again to protect against the crowds drawn by the Notting Hill Carnival (which is next weekend)? And how some of those plywood walls get re-used every year? Well, this poster, which I found on a barrier a few blocks from our flat, gives a good indication of just how old some of them are!
And here's an unusual find on the streets of London -- a big ol' American pickup truck. A Chevrolet Cheyenne, to be precise. Olga and I walked past it yesterday. I'd guess it's from the mid-70s, and it really is American -- it had Hoosier and Daytona 500 stickers in the back window.
Not to mention this "Spirit of '76" bumper sticker! Remember those? Ah, the bicentennial!