The Ferrari


Mr. Swiss and I decided to go for a walk. I was dressed for the hike with my camera hanging around my neck ready for some good photos of the natural surroundings and then ….. Yes, the first thing we saw on our local outside parking space was this.

Now I am sure you know what it is. Yes, it is a Ferrari. Now do not ask me for model names or engine strengths, all I know it is a Ferrari because it had that nice little sign of the standing black horse with the yellow background and the car was red. Of course I am sure that Ferraris can be other colours, but red is the colour of a Ferrari to leave a forever imprint on your mind.

Basically cars are made from getting from A to B, that is their purpose. Of course you can travel from A to B in sensible comfort, or you can do it in luxury. Someone where I live, I do not know who, either had this car (which I do not think) or received a visitor with this car, which is more probable. In any case my camera was overjoyed to spend a few minutes with me (and Mr. Swiss and his mobile) taking the photos. To oblige the engine room was beneath a transparent cover, so of course Mrs. Angloswiss got closer to absorb all the details.


Unfortunately the sun was reflecting on the nice clean shiny well polished cover, but I managed to tone it down a little in a photo programme and now you can see the intestines of this piece of motor art. Note the round shiny bits and the long bits. Ok men (or naturally some ladies) you can now study what is what, if you know what is what. I do not, I just enjoyed taking the photos. Mr. Swiss and I almost forgot that we wanted to walk further and just as Mr. Swiss walked on, I told him to wait, after all it is not every day that I can let my camera have such fun. So let’s have a look at the front of the car where you can see the nice little horse. Our car never seems to shine like this one, but then we do not have a Ferrari.


Daily Prompt: Three Coins in the fountain – Me as Anita Ekberg?

Have you ever tossed a coin or two into a fountain and made a wish? Did it come true?

Fountain at Cemetery St. Kathrinen

I was not even thinking about tossing a coin in this fountain. It was at the local cemetery and so I decided that it would only benefit the cemetery gardener and I found it quite a nice little fountain with its green moss and slime deposits.

Of course when I was younger, after my visit to the Fontana di Trevi in Rome, I joined in with everyone else throwing my lira into the water. I did not resemble Anita Ekberg when she did her alluring poses for Frederico Felini’s film La Dolce Vita, but I was too young to have inviting curves at the time.

I toss coins regularly in the cash register at the local supermarket, but even that pleasure has disappeared. Everything is paid for with a plastic card. The waterproof credit card for coin throwing has not yet been invented for throwing into fountains. It would definitely simplify life for the workers that have to rake the coins together after the tourist visits.

Just yesterday Mr. Swiss and I decided to take a walk. The sun was taking a break from beating down on us, there was even a little rain in between, but the ideal weather to put on your special Sketcher walking shoes with memory foam to overcome all obstacles. I am not getting a special reward for advertising for Sketcher shoes, but at last I have found shoes that fit themselves to your lumps and bumps on the foot and not vice versa where the feet have to force themselves to fit the shoes. I cast myself into my special walking pants, together with my t-shirt and I was ready to go.

Image 10.08.15 at 15.31Note the elegant shoes, they are perfect. I even managed to climb the 50 steps to the top of the hill without resting in between. I have now ordered a pair of these fantastic walking shoes with a blue design, for special walks where I might be seen by others, so that they can admire my feet and walking style. I would note that my feet never left my legs once during our marathon.

Our walk was along the river bank, but during a recovery pause I took the opportunity to see if there had been any important messages left on my iPhone. This is a WordPress action photo, as I had uploaded my prompt before leaving home and I was reading the thousands of comments and checking the millions of likes I had received. You might notice the camera hanging round my neck, all part of the walking uniform, ready to take a Pulitzer Prize suspicious shot. Of course I revenged myself on Mr. Swiss by taking a couple of sly pictures whilst he was resting. I have not yet received permission to show them here.

It was a nice easy walk and five swans decided to show themselves for a photo. Unfortunately they were on the other side of the river, so it was not such a clear picture, but you can get a feeling of atmosphere.

River Aar

Daily Prompt: Three Coins in the Fountain – Me as Anita Ekberg?