Monthly Archives: July 2008

>Small Wonder

>Often affectionately known as the Bambino, the Fiat 500 was for many Italian families their first proper car, replacing the Vespa (or Lambretta for the families who liked to walk) as their primary transport. Craig from Scooterworks imports them into … Continue reading

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>Lazy blogging

> OK – I put my hands up, this is a bit slack. But It could hardly be a Vespa-biased blog without a clip from Roman Holiday, could it? The bit where the scooter runs away with Audrey Hepburn must … Continue reading

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>Ciao, Vespa

>Geared Vespas are becoming a rare sight in Rome. With the exception of this chap on a Sprint Veloce zooming down the Via dei Fori Imperiali, I didn’t see more than than a handful of classics. The Roman’s favourite transport … Continue reading

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>Film’s not dead

> We were in Rome for the weekend, a city as beautiful as Paris but without the air of pristine-boulevard smugness. The Eternal City is a bit grimy, and all the better for it. It’s a city for living in … Continue reading

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>On the Waterfront

>During my lunch break the other day I noticed this faded relic of a London of busy wharves and lightermen. It’s painted onto the stonework of the northern end of London Bridge. There still are ‘offices above’, although the nearest … Continue reading

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>Plastic, man

>Dusty Seven’s images of Briggs were taken on a Holga . This toy-like, medium format camera was originally produced in China so that even the very poorest members of society could take photographs. Gradually, it came to the notice of … Continue reading

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>Get A Haircut

>Dusty Sevens has come up with the goods again with this set of superb images of Briggs Barbers, Piccadilly. I don’t have much hair, but I love going to the barbers. If it’s got Belmont chairs, styptic pencils, Duralon combs … Continue reading

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