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keep the fire burning

keep the fire burningduring fall you find them along the streets, all over italy, roasting their chestnuts. a warm handful to keep the cold winds away. this lady kept the people in the streets of torino warm.

you’ll find a nice evening capture of roasting from sicily over at my wife’s blog, @¬†picture this.

weekly photo challenge: renewal

in the automotive industry renewal of existing models, together with introduction of new models, is the key of life. and some brands are lucky to be able to create icons, which they can continue to develop, refine and renew. in my eyes the fiat 500 is a truly iconic car, superbly fit for the narrow streets of old italian cities. and since the original models it hasn’t grown enormously in size as many of it’s likes by other brands. it’s bigger now for sure, but still a very small and (imho) very stylish retro design nowadays. back then it was maybe a bit more simplistic in it’s design…

so here are a couple of shots from sicily today, shot during the last month, of both old and new fiat 500 models. i love the very rudimentary ip of the older models (pic 4), a speedometer is all you ever need! and a max of 130 kph isn’t that scary, is it? still today’s models (pic 8) have pretty clean ip with just the info you need, but now the max speed is shown as 220 kph. development goes fast!

the last 2 pictures are on the rather new “large” version of the 500. that’s model range extension more than renewal, still works on the theme i think.

which car i drive? i don’t own a car…