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Citroën DS 19, at Museo dell’Automobile in Turin.

The Déesse has long been one of my dream cars, but I can’t do it justice in words. Fortunately, Roland Barthes did it for me:

La nouvelle Citroën tombe manifestement du ciel dans la mesure où elle se présente d’abord comme un objet superlatif. […] La «Déesse» a tous les caractères (du moins le public commence-t-il par les lui prêter unanimement) d'un de ces objets descendus d’un autre univers, qui ont alimenté la néomanie du XVIIIe siècle et celle de notre science-fiction: la Déesse est d'abord un nouveau Nautilus.

I don’t know whether Renaud Marion had this maquette in mind when he came up with his Air Drive series, but it seems probable. Unfortunately, "Air Drive" did not include a DS, but Jacob Munkhammar has stepped up to fill that gap.

There’s a dealership I’d love to visit! I wonder whether that’s the one where they got the flying DS taxi for Back To The Future II?

The Smoke from the Air



Lovely day to be flying into London!

I was flying into LHR this time, but a couple of weeks ago, I was flying out of LCY. Here’s a shot of Canary Wharf from the other direction, looking out along the runway:



This is why, despite flying way too much, I still love the window seat.

Hello Frankfurt!



Frankfurt looking very Blade Runner-esque this morning, with the tips of the banks’ towers lost in the mist and low cloud.

This is the start of a new experiment with sharing photos here, as opposed to social media. Let’s see how long it lasts.