Saturday, June 04, 2011

Flower power!


Here is another jump in the past... Those of you who are less than 40 probably have never used this slogan - and even I was a little too young when it was on - but they probably heard of it. That is why when I saw this old Ami 8 (a popular French car from the 60's) at rue Vieille du Temple I could not help but taking a photo of it. No political claim, though, this car only belongs a florist (L'artisan fleuriste). Have a great weekend everyone, ours will be sunny!

20 comments:

  1. Here come the judge!
    Anyone remember anything else?

    I saw a vw van today in a store on rue St. honore that was painted like it was from the 60's. Something going on in the city?

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  2. Well, depending on how you look at things, this could be a good thing or a bad thing. I remember the slogan and the demonstrations and it was MY generation but I did not demonstrate. While I was not into making paper flowers, wearing love beads, or headbands across my forehead, I did wear the bell-bottomed jeans.

    Peace brother!

    Kris

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  3. Groovy! Will this cool car be banned under the new no old cars law you told us about?

    Love beads. Incense. Lava lamps. Deeply weird underground newspapers. India print bedspreads. Man, I miss my youth!

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  4. Anyone else having trouble logging in to PDP lately? My computer has been doing all sorts of strange things when I pull up PDP.

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  5. Far out, man! And I rode in lots of cars that looked just like this back in the '60s. :~}
    PHX -- All the things Mrs. Vandertramp mentioned, plus mind-altering substances!

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  6. Ah, yes Alexa. Friday night dorm rooms reeking of something illegal!

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  7. People try to put us d-d-down.
    (PDP in every nation)
    Just because we g-g-get around.
    (PDP in every nation)
    Things they do look awful c-c-cold.
    (PDP in every nation)
    Hope I d-die before I get old.
    (PDP in every nation)
    My generation, my generation, baby.

    Apologies to Roger and Pete...

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  8. A charming vehicle for the florist! Groovy!!!!!! Thanks for the flashback, Eric (LSD not required). (^_^)

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  9. I spent most of my youth being half hippy half rocker, and I often felt that I'd been born about 15 years too late. Then again, that would make me even older (or dead) by now, so I'll just be content with what I have. Peace.

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  10. Definitely earlier than me! But I have heard about the 60's and probably wouldn't have been an active part of the "flower power" arena. But, I do love flowers! Very cute car, but difficult to drive at night? :)

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  11. Yes Mrs Vandertramp, I have been having trouble. I can't log on, scroll down, or get the photo to enlarge. Sorry you're having trouble, but glad to hear I'm not the only one!

    - Carrie

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  12. Great photo -- Wow! That's a classic. I lived in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood in San Francisco during the "Summer of Love". Decades later my daughter saw a photo of me and said, Mom, I didn't know that you were a Hippie. LOL I said, I wasn't a Hippie. She said, Look at you in that photo!

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  13. Mrs Vandertramp, I like wise I'm having problems getting on PDP's website all week. Today is the first time i have been able to get in with some difficulty.
    Flower Power is just a memeory now! I was a student at the University of Illinois during those years and it was an formative experience and I have no regrets just good memories and good friends from the 60's until today.

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  14. Very cool shot!

    I remember the AMI very well, in fact we had one, pale blue, AMI 6 break (a sort of station wagon). It didn't look near as cool as this one. Love to run into old cars like this one and very glad you took the time to photograph it.

    Tomato

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  15. Phx: Verrry eenteresting... KPBS has been showing The Best of Laugh In. Look THAT up in your Funk & Wagnalls!

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  16. haha, love it. my visit to Paris is (sadly) over, I was there for a month in June and I've been looking through your photos to see what I recognize, and here is the car, I took the same picture!

    I miss your beautiful city.

    deirdre

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