Wednesday, December 10, 2008

THE CAMERA NEVER LIES...


Whenever I tell people about the car that turned into a boat I went in when I was a child, they roll their eyes disbelievingly and pat me on the head as if I'm claiming to have ridden a unicorn or met the tooth fairy.

Finally I have evidence. Luckily my phobia of posting photos of myself on the Internet does not extend to dorky childhood poses. So with the disclaimer that I do not currently sport this hairstyle I give you:
The Amphibious Car, Dorset, circa 1982.


Yes, that's still the coolest thing that has ever happened to me.



{photos: my dad}

19 comments:

chelsea said...

It's like the real life, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. You've seen the film right? So cool!

Ms. P and C said...

Love it!

I'm also glad I'm not the only one posting childhood photos lately... ;-)

erica said...

that is the coolest thing i've ever seen!

lottie said...

a much cooler and more stylish version of duck tours!
love it.

Bombay Beauty said...

You're the only one looking at the camera... So is the rest of it true as well? Unicorns, the tooth fairy, Elvis? BB

Madame Olenska said...

1. I actually really like your hairdo. It's rather Jackie O. And you're so wearing that hair slide.
2. Those are the coolest childhood photos ever. And I thought my Dad was cool with his Triumph Herald.

Courtney said...

WHAT A MEMORY!! How amazing and I would have this photo framed and on center stage display. So so cool and what an amazing Dad!

Anonymous said...

wow! and to have photos to boot....slowly you are becoming my hero hehheheheh
nancy

Rose said...

That is very cool. Kind of James Bond meets 50s retro! Love the car in or out of the sea.

Lola Is Beauty said...

I really must pilfer the original photo. My dad found them when looking for something else and sent the scans. I should make clear that the man in the car/boat isn't him - he still has a full head of hair 25 years later! It was this man who lived there and we were on holiday. No idea who the other people in the car were either - they must have been people we met there too.

July Stars said...

That is the most incredible thing I've seen in a long time. I absolutely LOVE it!

Sam in Paris said...

I love it!

There's a car like this parked on a boat on the Seine. My husband said it was an amphibious car and I didn't believe him. Looks like someone is going to have to apologise......

Lola Is Beauty said...

Sam - Oh my god I've seen the one on that houseboat on the Seine too! And it's exactly the same as this one - who knows maybe they're one and the same car...

Baby Says Boutique said...

That is brilliant! Such good photographs.

BSB

x

maitresse said...

this makes me think of chitty chitty bang bang :) and I love your haircut!

where is this boat/car in the seine??

Vain and Vapid said...

Wow, I see what you mean about it being the coolest thing that ever happened to you ... that thing is crazycoocoobananas......

Lola Is Beauty said...

maitresse: As I remember it, it's on the right bank, somewhere between Pont Alexandre III and Pont de l'Alma I think and it's parked high up on a big barge/houseboat that's moored there. I passed it on the way back from the Grand Palais so somewhere around there...Also after looking at loads of photos from then I'm considering having my hair cut!

mvc said...

awesome!
I want one of those

Ashley L. said...

Beautiful pictures! I love them and your blog! :)