Saturday, August 14, 2010

fiiiigaro! figaro figaro figaro!

Spotted a beautiful vintage car in pristine condition on the street near Victoria station today, and just had to take a closer look.

Turned out to be a Nissan Figaro. Not currently available in the US, but oh! the possibilities!

Come to think of it, it's been a lucky 24 hours. Was out walking with my husband in Picadilly, yesterday evening, after work, and it was drizzling and cool and there were masses of crowds as usual but all was fairly calm because of the rain and the dusk. Suddenly I grabbed my husband's arm and whispered: LOOK! It's SOAMES! It was. He was out and about with his wife, looking just dashing. Went up to him, a bit starstruck. He didn't expect it, and was pleased. Mmm... So was I.

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Blogger Mike H. Miller said...

"In the US, a 'classic' is defined as anything over 25 years old. In Canada, it's only 15 years."

And the Japanese were exploring "retro before retro was the norm."

Lots of interesting tidbits on that Car Lust blog! Makes me wondrous about the nature of "classic" and "retro" as concepts. A friend of mine just showed me his copy of Final Fantasy VI for the Super Famicom. That would be the Japanese version of Final Fantasy III for the American Super Nintendo. A friend of his found it at a little shop in Japan. I thought, wow, what a classic!

6:28 PM  
Anonymous Melbourne Solicitors said...

wow it is so so cute

1:14 PM  
Anonymous Ann Quinn said...

I guess this is called classic

1:15 PM  
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1:51 PM  
Blogger Phoebe said...

Mike & Ann, thanks for your comments. I agree! V. int'g to consider the differences between classic and retro. I think perhaps a good definition might be that "retro" has a shorter time-frame, no? We'd never call Shakespeare "retro"; but we might very well call him a classic!

Melbourne Solicitors, how nice of you to stop by to SFS...?!

1:52 PM  
Anonymous Suzanne said...

You are so lucky to have bumped into Soames! Loved him in that mini series!

1:08 PM  

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