Citroën Traction Avant is an automobile which was produced by the French manufacturer Citroën from 1934 to 1957. In Sweden it got the nickname “Gangstercittran”, the Gangster Citroën, because it featured in many gangster films. The Berliner 11 (B11) model was produced between 1939 to 1954 and had a 4 cylinder engine of 56 hp. This black beauty from 1954 made a trip to Mariefred on the day of steam. When parked in the marina, people could enjoy its beauty and I could capture this HDR-photo.
Monthly Archives: June 2011
New day, new car! Today We will have a look on one of the real classic American automobile brands, Cadillac. Cadillac was founded by the American engineer and entrepreneur Henry Martyn Leland in 1903. He named the company after the French explorer and founder of Detroit, Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac. The first Cadillac, Model A Runabout, was practically identical with the 1903 Ford Model A. Henry Ford had been involved with the designing of this model before founding the Henry Ford Company. In 1909 Cadillac was bought by General Motors who turned Cadillac in to a luxury brand. Fleetwood was designated as the flagship model when it was first introduced and continued in that position for a number of decades, it was manufactured between 1947 and 1996.
This green beauty from 1956 made a trip to Mariefred on Ångans dag 2011 and posed for the visitors and my camera.
Todays car in my veteran car week is a beautiful 1949 Buick Roadmaster I captured outside Mariefreds Värdshus on Ångans dag. Buick is a luxury brand of General Motors (GM) and it’s currently the oldest American still active car manufacturer, and among the oldest automobile brands in the world. It originated as the Buick Auto-Vim and Power Company in 1899 and soon became the largest car maker in America. Using the profits from this, Buick’s owner William C. Durant embarked on a series of corporate acquisitions, creating the new mega-corporation General Motors.
This weeks theme at my blog will be veteran cars. Veteran cars are a perfect subject for HDR-photography. At Ångans dag in Mariefred there was a gathering with lots of beautiful veteran cars. I will show you my HDR-pictures of some old beauties. First out is a red 1957 Pontiac Star Chief parked infront of Mariefreds Värdshus.
Carl Milles sculpture Guds hand, God’s hand in English, can be seen on many places in the world. Tokyo, Melbourne, Beijing and Millesgården at Lidingö is a few example of cities where you can see God’s hand. But the original sculpture stands in the city park of Eskilstuna. Carl Milles, a Swedish sculptor best known for his fountains, had his own left hand as role model for this sculpture. He said that the hand, more than any other body part, spoke about the character of a man.
Midsummer eve is probably the most popular holiday in Sweden. It’s celebrated at the hight of the summer when the days is as longest and the night is as shortest. The midsummer pole is decorated with leafs, flowers ans Swedish flags, then it’s erected and traditional dances are danced around it. according to tradition you should collect seven types of flowers and put them under your pillow before you go to sleep. Your beloved will come to you in your sleep, if you’re not already married the person you will marry in the future is the one you will meet in your dream.
This is a HDR-picture from the midsummer celebration at Sundbyholms slott, north of Eskilstuna.
This is the mighty and the impregnable Fortress Sweden! LOL…….. No, it’s rather a cute little wooden sculpture of a fortress made out of a tree stump. It can be found in the gardens at Taxinge Castle in Nykvarn municipality, Stockholm county, and provides a popular playground for small children. The Swedish flag is a suitable decoration for todays HDR-photo since we celebrate the most popular holiday in our country today, Midsummer eve! GLAD MIDSOMMAR!!!!!!!