Friday, June 5, 2009

A pink Vespa with a view



I realize I have often posted about means of transport and today I couldn't miss this one, the loveliest pink Vespa!

"On 23 April 1946, at 12 o'clock in the central office for inventions, models and makes of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce in Florence, Piaggio e C. S.p.A. took out a patent for a "motorcycle of a rational complexity of organs and elements combined with a frame with mudguards and a casing covering the whole mechanical part"
"The first prototype was given the initials MP5 and baptized "Paperino," the Italian name for Donald Duck, a nick-name given to it by the workers because of the strange shape it had"
Wikipedia

It's so romantic... how can any other scooters compare with Vespa?


19 comments:

nobu said...

Lovely scooter in the beautiful place.

Clueless in Boston said...

It is a beautiful color pink. It must be a Lady Vespa.

White Oleander said...

I saw a red one the other day. I'd love to ride on a cute scooter.

Randy said...

I would love to have a Vespa to cruise around in.

Rajesh said...

I loved the series of buildings on the waterfront. Very beautiful.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

What A Scooter !! Great

amatamari said...

WOW!!!

:-)

Amy said...

My daughter would love that but what I like even more is the scenery in the 2nd photo - so pretty!

Babzy said...

Perfect title !!! Nice Paperino:)

Vogon Poet said...

Just spotted and duly photographed another nice pink Vespa here. Your setting is obviously more scenic...

Bath Daily Photo Blog said...

That is a beautiful machine! We have been toying with the idea of getting one as it would be the ideal transport for nipping around Bath. Lovely images. Hope you are well.

Elisa Stocco said...

Che bello, si vede la Chiesa in cui mi sono sposata!!! Per fortuna ci sei tu che mi fai ricordare la mia città!

joo said...

It's so cute:)

The Eye said...

Che bello ...!

Yes it's really good pic..!

Leif Hagen said...

I love the pretty, pink, picture of the Vespa! My 3 daughters would definitely FIGHT over it. Unless they could share and take turns . . .. Grazie!

Laurent said...

So Italian ! and what a view !

Jacob said...

Superb photograph! I could sit and look at it all day! Great colors and tack-sharp.

Meri said...

I'm a pink kind of woman, so I loved the Vespa. But the scenery is even more wonderful.

Carolyn said...

I love this photo. I saw this Vespa daily during my stay in Verona. It always made me smile and wonder who it belongs to.

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