Anthony the Valet
Neatly Parked -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 55mm — 1/80 sec, f/2.8, ISO 800 — full exif
Neatly Parked

We awoke this morning to find Anthony was playing with his cars, which, as normal, means lining them up in some neat arrangement. I'm not quite sure what little imaginary world he'd built for himself, but understood that it had something to do with an airport.


Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 35mm — 1/60 sec, f/2.8, ISO 800 — full exif
Anthony's “Airport-Related” Project

He's been lining things up since before he could walk, and for the last four years, he's loved lining up cars, either caravan style or parked neatly. The scene above was one he made today, but he could have made it just as well three years ago or any time in between. I feature today's car parking simply because I thought the three VW Beatles were lined up in a particularly photogenic way, and I like the photo I took.

We have a dozen or so of these little Beatles, having gotten one free with each bottle of Coke during a promotion last summer. They're a tad over an inch long.

Here are the busses. (Compare to the last picture in this post.)


Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 44mm — 1/125 sec, f/2.8, ISO 800 — full exif

Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 32mm — 1/80 sec, f/2.8, ISO 800 — full exif
Bird's-eye View

All 4 comments so far, oldest first...

Your son lines them up ever so carefully. Mine throws them. Preferably (to him) at the dog. Sigh.

— comment by Marcina on June 19th, 2007 at 5:16am JST (10 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

Oh, and you got a free little car with *each* bottle of Coke last summer? Man, if they’d run that promotion here, we’d have enough cars for Anthony to line up from Tennessee to Japan. And back. Several times.
On the other hand, I’m sure the dog is grateful there was no such promotion here.

— comment by Marcina on June 19th, 2007 at 5:20am JST (10 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,
we will leave Japan next week (I got a surprising offer for a very interesting job in Germany, and we really have to take that chance; I have to start working on July 2nd), and of course we leave with lots of regret. But I rely on you for more wonderful pictures from Kyoto and other places in Japan, to help me to keep my souvenirs fresh!
Best,
Julia

Oh my, I’ll miss your photoblog! At least, unless you pick it up again from Germany (which can be known for its beauty as well). Best of luck! —Jeffrey

— comment by Julia on June 19th, 2007 at 11:58am JST (10 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

Finally she only left Japan almost 4 years later, as it seems from her blog…

— comment by Anne on September 6th, 2012 at 5:17am JST (5 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink
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