Friday, June 17, 2011

what a quote

'...None of these options are particularly moral, realistic, or even a good idea, but they are options.'

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Tree is pretty full

I forgot that I took a photo of this lamb shoulder

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Used for land-speed record attempt

Not used for land-speed record attempt.

DB 601 engine. 33 Litre inverted V12. I had half a suspicion that the museum would have 1914 - 1945 FOOTAGE MISSING. But no, the displays were pretty up-front about Mercedes-Benz's role in manufacturing engines for warfare. The factories were prime targets for Allied bombing raids too.

In the ledger books: Name: Sultan. Place of residence: Morocco.

The one behind was for Hirohito

The first three, Mercedes-Benz museum, Stuttgart

After Mr Benz improved the reliability of the design of his one-cylinder gas powered engine, he promptly started installing them into various vehicles:

First engine - driven carriage. Automocar!

Marie, owned by Bismarck. First engine - driven boat.

The position of the lever in front of the engine determines how much power is delivered to the propeller underneath. This contraption would have hung from a large balloon.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Kraftwerk Münster

The large blue tank with the spiral steps had a grille surrounding it. Vines were growing on the grille.



Buildings around the Rathaus square

This was taken in an exhibition about life in Communist East Germany. Sending pop / disco / hip hop cassettes over to the East was common. Towns near the border could pick up western TV and radio.