So, this blog entry is largely for the benefit of my dad. Although I don't really have much understanding or interest in the mechanics and underlying workings of cars, I think I definitely inherited a certain degree of his love for cars from an aesthetic and design point of view. I've always enjoyed seeing beautiful and interesting car designs whenever I see them.
And living and working in London, there's certainly no shortage of appealing automotive activity to be had on pretty much a daily basis. Particularly if you walk through Mayfair as part of your route to Victoria of an evening. I do this more frequently in the summer than the winter, but now the weather seems to be taking a turn for the sunnier and the light stays longer into the evenings, it's quite nice doing the walk with camera in hand and seeing what notable motors litter the journey.
Something the I find interesting is how the rich young knobs of London very much seem to like to show off their wealth very ostentatiously with those huge slabular Bentleys which have been around for the past decade or so. Despite their fabulous price tags, these cars are rather gross and tacky in my opinion, not least because there are so many of them around now - they've become common as muck! How unimaginative to buy the same car as every other richo on the block. Why wouldn't you want to stand out from the crowd? I think classic cars are much classier and certainly rarer.
Despite this, I still quite like spotting interesting ones, and the gallery below is just a little soupçon of what can be seen during just a modest 15 minute stroll through the well-monied streets of Mayfair.
You can click on the link below for the dedicated full-size gallery, or just keep scrolling for smaller images.