Friday, December 18, 2009

Moto Guzzi Norge GT 8V

Finally, the Norge 8V arrives with the more powerful twin and minor changes have been made to improve the quality of the Italian tourer. I'd like to have it!!

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Christmas lights in Zurich

Christmas lights at bakery Hausamann, station Winkelriedstrasse, district 6. This used to be my local bakery when I once lived there. Never will I forget the delicious chocolate croissants!

Monday, November 16, 2009

SECMA, Italy

Moto Guzzi V7 Clubman Racer at the Italian motorcycle show in Milano

Thursday, November 12, 2009

New York City Buys Historic Coney Island Tract From Developer

A sign for the historic Wonder Wheel is seen at the Coney Island amusement park November 12, 2009 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. After years of blight, city officials have agreed to purchase seven acres of real estate in Coney Island for around $96 million in order to expand and modernize the amusement area. The area has been deteriorating for decades following an earlier heralded era with seaside luxury hotels where the roller coaster and hot dog were invented.
(November 11, 2009 - Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images North America)


I moved back to town. District 3, workingclass environment and old houses, built in the 1920s. The view is terrific and life seems to be everywhere.

Parking is a nightmare or you end up feeding the parking meters for hours....

But for next time I'll get a real mover truck and have the job done by professional movers, never ever will I carry all my stuff upstairs to the 4th floor!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Hot Rodding!

To know more about pics and hot rods, check out the websites from photographer Dirk "The Pixeleye" Behlau:,,

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Rusting dreamliner

SS United States at Anchor in Philadelphia. December 2007

Photo taken by shaporama

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Ossuccio, Lake of Como, Italy

I didn't find George Clooney's villa, but any place there is just gorgeous!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

Coney Island, 1951

Aerial view of parachute jump ride, beach and boardwalk at Coney Island

I wish I could turn back the time! Those were the days in Coney Island, NY...!

Photo: Margaret Bourke-White./Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Sea Creatures Invade Coney Island At Annual Mermaid Parade

Performers march in the 2009 Mermaid Parade at Coney Island June 20, 2009 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
Actor Harvey Keitel led as "King Neptune" in the parade that began in 1983 and pays homage to the former tradition of the Coney Island Mardi Gras which ran from 1903-1954 in early fall annually.

Actor Harvey Keitel leads as "King Neptune" in the 2009 Mermaid Parade at Coney Island June 20, 2009 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The parade that began in 1983 pays homage to the former tradition of the Coney Island Mardi Gras which ran from 1903-1954 in early fall annually.

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Friday, June 12, 2009

Friday, May 01, 2009

Honda NT700V Deauville

Honda Deauville - the bike is named after the French seaside resort at the Atlantic coast. I really love this mi-seized touring bike which is somehow a small Honda Pan European or Kawasaki GTR. With its 680 cc V-twin engine, it just oozes low-down torque through its five-speed box and the fuel-injected, eight-valve lump puts out 64bhp at 8,000rpm and its top end is estimated at 120mph, enough to keep your licence for sure. I think it's one of the most underrated motorcycles on the market as it has a useful fairing with an adjustable screen, high bars, heated grips as an option, integrated panniers, shaft drive, a combined brake system with ABS and a large fuel tank for long distance cruising on A-roads. It offers around 200 miles between stops with an average of 45 to 50 mpg. Fact is that the Deauville is great reliable touring machine, affordable and cheap to run. Less is more. And last but not least: the bike is built in Spain, so it's a real Euro-bike.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

MZ for birthday

Took me 16 years of waiting, but now I got it: 1995 MZ Silver Star :-)!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

French class: SS Normandie arriving in NY harbor 1935

ETS Normandie, the most famous liner form from CGT (Compagnie Générale Transatlantique or French Line), the glamour queen of all Blue Riband liners arriving in NY harbor in 1935, see the Lower Manhattan background. The rear funnel was a dummy, placed there for aesthetic reasons - hence, no smoke. Normandie won the Riband twice, sailing from Bishop Rock to Ambrose at 29.98 knots in 1935 and 30.58 knots in 1937.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Long Beach, September 1947

Ribbon of highway passing the Signal Hill oil field near Long Beach

Those were the days in September 1947 - just incredible!

Photo: Andreas Feininger./Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

Friday, February 13, 2009

72nd St. subway station

The wind howls like a hammer,
The night blows cold and rainy,
My love she’s like some raven
At my window with a broken wing.
Love Minus Zero/No Limit - Bob Dylan

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Monday, February 02, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009

The end of SS America

The wreck of the American Star (SS America) seen in July 2004 from land side, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands.
Read more about the SS America here.

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