This 1968 Chev Impala lowrider especially caught our attention at the Petersen Automotive Museum in LA.
It is called “El Muertorider” (the Deathrider) and was inspired by both the Mexican Day of the Dead and western art. The painting on the roof (below) references Da Vinci’s “Vitruvian Man”.
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.
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.
St James is another interesting Sydney railway station. Like Museum station, which we featured yesterday, it is on the city loop and was built in 1926.
The station interior is quaintly retro and has historical displays to look at while you are waiting for your train.
During our visit to Sydney last week, we stayed near Museum railway station – opened in 1926 and one of our favourite underground stations in Sydney.
The station’s name refers to the fact that is near the Australian Museum, but the station is itself a bit of a museum, with old wall tiles, signs and advertisements. A Ford for £173 ($346)? My, times have changed!