Tuesday, February 27, 2007

More Vacation Pictures!

Yes, more Things with Wheels, so sit back and relax ....

This picture is from the Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen. Back in the 20s when you wanted to go out in style to the airship that would take you across the Atlantic or elsewhere, what better way to go than in this vintage Maybach limousine?

After the Second World War, the Zeppelin company had to do something, so they made bicycles, motorized bicycles and construction machinery (they still make construction machinery - I've seen a lot of this).

This just tickled me. It's from the main railroad station (Hauptbahnhof) in Munich, and it's a stretch limo someone converted into a cafe.

At the Deutsches Museum in Munich you can get a pretty good feel for German innovation in technology - like this electric road tractor from the 1880s - the steam engine at the back runs the electric motor up front.

Finally we're back at the Pinakothek der Moderne, looking at a car with an all-plastic body from the early 60s or so. The design was rejected because the materials available were too expensive and brittle.

Next up - Planes!


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