We also enjoyed the display of classic lowriders at the Petersen Automotive Museum, titled “The high art of riding low“. The 1963 Chev Impala above is completely covered in striking paintwork, etched surfaces and chrome – even on hidden parts of the running gear.
The low rider below is titled “Gypsy Rose Pinata” and is actually a very large Mexican pinata.
There is a good collection of Bat vehicles at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, including the 1989 Batmobile above and 2008 Batpod below.
But maybe the most nostalgic is this cutely retro 1966 Yamaha Batcycle.
We were in Los Angeles recently and paid a visit to the Petersen Automotive Museum – billed as “the world’s greatest auto museum”. The impressive collection of car displays includes vehicles from Hollywood movies, including the 1963 Volkswagen Beetle from “Herbie:Fully Loaded” and the 1981 Delorean DMC-12 used in “Back to the Future”.
We also liked this Yamaha motorbike with seating for photographers, which was used to shoot car chase scenes.
We also noticed this mural down Nithsdale Lane in central Sydney. It’s a collaboration between three street/public artists – The Yok, Beastman and Numskull. The mural is over five years old and is tagged in a few places, but is still impressive.
Towards the end of our one-day stopover in Sydney, we visited the Victorian era Strand Arcade. Built in 1891, the shop-lined arcade was looking especially colourful in the gathering dusk.
While we were in Sydney, we also wandered through the opulent, late 19th century Queen Victoria Building (aka the QVB).
And stopped to admire the two large and impressive clocks hanging from the roof.
During our recent one-day flying visit to Sydney, we mainly wandered around the city centre.
Consequently, the distinctive Sydney Tower seemed to pop up in many of our photos. The building was completed in 1981 and is 309m tall (to the top of the spire).