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photoblog image Zyrynology: Of Jaguars (and their Aimees)

Zyrynology: Of Jaguars (and their Aimees)

Let's hope that every Aimee will have a chance to be discovered by her Jaguar.

Zyrynology: Of Jaguars (and their Aimees)

Let's hope that every Aimee will have a chance to be discovered by her Jaguar.

comments (15)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 23 Sep 2008, 01:11
Timeless hood ornament and grille fragment remain proud...the other 98% is long tarnished, unfortunately.
vz-nostalgia: Not so soon, Ray. What looks like a tarnished 98% to you, actually is a pristinely maintained, spotless surface that mirrors the surrounding trees and skies with clouds. I guess a monochrome conversion has tricked your no longer youthful eyes. smile
  • Ada
  • a very dark room
  • 23 Sep 2008, 01:57
Now that's a sight for sore eyes!!!! :p
vz-nostalgia: Here is a treatment for sore eyes, Ms. Ada:
1. Close your eyes.
2. Dream of driving your own Jaguar through the hills of California, looking at the breathtaking views along the Pacific Ocean.
This will cure your eyes in minutes. smile
Many years ago my dad had a Jag. That was a real one! Straight 6 under the bonnet, walnut and leather inside and a row of dials and switches to captivate any 13 year old!

Nice picture by the waysmile
vz-nostalgia: My dad never owned a car. I guess that's why at a tender age of 13 I was more captivated with my literature teacher, than technology. smile For me she was as strikingly beautiful as for you your dad's Jaguar, Bill. smile
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 23 Sep 2008, 13:59
Like those nice clear lines in the grille.
vz-nostalgia: Sometimes blurry lines work as well, Aussie, if not better. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 23 Sep 2008, 15:51
Hi VZ...I suppose I was speaking in riddles, or worse...what I was referring to is that Jag was a Premier marque in automobiles many years ago, but is sadly more like just another Ford these days except that they continue to bolt on the ornament and grille to fool folks...paint might still be shiny enough to reflect clouds and trees, but the marque is heavily tarnished now.

Of course...you are free to think me barking mad, expecially if you have coughed up bags of roubles to own one...
vz-nostalgia: smile Now I see what you had in mind.
Bags of roubles... oh my. Do you really think I work for Goldman Sachs? smile
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 23 Sep 2008, 16:10
You managed to make a Ford look classy. I am impressed! Seriously, this is well done.
vz-nostalgia: That is exactly the challenge, Martin, to shoot a mundane thing in such a way that it looks classy. Everyone can shoot a classy thing to look mundane. smile
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Sep 2008, 16:46
Nice one Viktor - a piece of genuine class whatever Martin says - anyway I thought Ford had sold Jaguar?
vz-nostalgia: It did, Mike, along with Range Rover. Ford sold them to the Indian automaker Tata Motors.
http://www.autoblog.com/2008/03/26/officially-official-tata-buys-jaguar-land-rover-for-2-3-billio/
  • tim
  • some were in Armley, Leeds:)
  • 23 Sep 2008, 18:06
Classic car, classier shot Victorsmile
vz-nostalgia: getting closer with every click of a shutter, tim smile
I wouldn't mind one of those at all. Even if they're Fords or Tatas now.
vz-nostalgia: What stops you, Ian? smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 24 Sep 2008, 15:19
Two ladies reacted upon your pic, mostly Sirs (7) replied, I don't why, and I don't why I, sorry, can never share this kind of passion for such a wow-car? And unfortunately self your pic couldn't stimulate a touch of interest. Sorry, a hopeless case!
vz-nostalgia: smile
I see nothing wrong with the aesthetics of this picture, Philine. And that's what those seven "Sirs" and two ladies mostly referred to, I guess. To see the emotional side of it, you have to know who Aimee & Jaguar were, otherwise it's just a picture of the car.
Let's hope that every Aimee out there will have a chance to be discovered by her Jaguar.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 24 Sep 2008, 17:16
Viktor, this time I seem to be totally blind- blind for the aesthetics of the pic and blind for the allusions (which might transcend the concrete pic...) ; I know neither the book nor the film (I googled a little and can imagine that it is an touching story having happened during the NS-regime ...) I translated the title by "...their lovers", a little confused by the female verbform, now I know why..., thanks for your information! Der Mensch lernt halt nie aus!
vz-nostalgia: Don't feel bad about your blindness, Ms. Philine. We all have different perceptions of what is aesthetically pleasing. Some like it blurry, others strive to make it pin sharp.
Go ahead and read the book or rent a movie, or better do both, as Max Farberbock (the director) took a lot of liberties to play with the characters.
Looks like a fairly old Jagwar, works well in B&W.
vz-nostalgia: We're not young either, Nig. Though, looks like old classic cars hold their value much better than old men. smile
Where else if not in Kenya? smile
Nice shot VZ,the front end still looks majestic !!!
vz-nostalgia: Ah... The front end... That is exactly what real men strive to be proud of, Jimmy. smile
Lately I see you have a Era dark, no? Yours truly still lifes are a marvel.
vz-nostalgia: Life is a roller coaster, Enric. We all have our ups and downs, don't we? Time will come and I'll have a rose period once again. smile
Jaguar - Best cars, my favourite and believe me i love cars. Nice capture too.
vz-nostalgia: Well, The Consumer Reports, who tests the cars and gathers teh reliability data would categorically disagree with you, Adedavo, about the term "best". smile Jaguars are constantly at the bottom in the reliability charts. Sorry to disappoint you. smile
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