Saturday, March 25, 2006

Art Citroën 2CV - 1970

Art Citroën 2CV - 1970
Originally uploaded by Citroën Guy.
Found this on as well. Photographer said "Took this shot in Munich in December, 1970. I didn't know that I'd own one 35 years later."
The poster's handle is Citroën Guy
Note: click on the photo be be taken the the image on flickr.

Citroen in USA

tin box
Originally uploaded by ericm.
Found posted on

Friday, March 24, 2006

Citroen in Chicago - fun paint job

You rarely come across a vintage French Citroen mini auto on the streets of midwest Chicago, IL, USA. There was one was in Lincoln Park on Pinegrove near Diversey. It is in excellent shape, perhaps restored, but I don't know. I waited around for a while, but the owner did not appear. If you look carefully you will realize there is absolutely no space between the Citeron's front bumper and the rear bumper of the car in front. There was only the thickness of my leg between the rear bumper and the car behind! I have lived in this area for 40 years and parking has not only always been at a premium but is usually tight since it is a high density area near the park along Lake Michigan and near the Loop, our downtown. Even with a tiny car, it is of little help, people will come after you have parked and lock you in! Perhaps he will remain here for days until someone moves. Of course the next car could lock him again in the wink of an eye lash since that is the amount of time a parking spot remains available. Parking at night is impossible. I usually walk, bike or take public transportation.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Diversey & Halsted 1 B&W version

Diversey & Halsted 1 B&W version
Originally uploaded by finefoto.
Seems stronger on content without the distraction of what little color there was in the original color version.

Homeless at Diversey & Halsted Saving & Loan

Somehow the sign indicating the current interest rates for a home mortage loan are a contrast and a comment on a homeless person resting beneath the sign in the very expensive neighborhood of Lincoln Park in Chicago. This corner is a popular gathering spot for these folks, perhaps because of the ATM machine and a Walgreens and the KFC, offering low cost meals and a dumpster.