Thursday, August 2, 2012


Vienna.  Flower power is alive and well and found in the 22nd district.  What a happy summertime ride.


  1. Isn't it, though? I want to paint my bicycle like this now.

    1. Your bicycle doesn't have enough surface area to do this complex a pattern. The scooter is cute, a great photographic find, but only half of humanity could be seen riding it.

      Thank for your comment on my blog. I was mostly drawn by the colors and repetitive shapes, but humor was also a benefit.

    2. OK then...maybe I can talk my husband into painting our car like this. Wouldn't it be great to see more plaid cars, polka-dot cars, striped cars, etc.?

      Fifteen or so years ago I met with two men who wanted to start a car company to build and sell small, super energy-efficient cars made from advanced materials. My contribution to the discussion focused on marketing aspects and included encouraging the customer to designate any pattern or color. The engineer said that with the manufacturing method they were considering it would not be difficult or that expensive. I still hope our cars will become more artsy.

    3. That's a great idea. But some cars lend themselves to patterned paint, and some not so much. The VW Beetle, Fiat 500, and any small van would be a great choice for patterned paint. Old American cars also lend themselves to become canvases to become "Art" cars, but maintenance and reliability might be an issue given their age. Sports cars with curvy bodies are not a good choice. I agree with you completely. Now you just need to talk your husband into painting your car plaid or polka-dot. Good luck with that.

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    1. I hope it survived being parked illegally behind that car. Perhaps it's too bright for the car's driver to miss when they back out of their parking spot.