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51 minutes ago, bryankazmer said:

Now it's on the north wall and surrounded by idiots with selfie sticks.  There is some talk of taking it out of the Louvre to a new location for "check the box" tourists.

Most of my visits predated the advent of the selfie sticks.  However they tend to travel in roving packs that if you travel in off season or late in the day and wait for them to pass you can be in luck.  BTW we found the best Egyptian artifacts in Berlin, however I believe some have been repatriated since we visited a few years ago.

OTOH yes lots of selfie sticks during my recent (pre-covid) visits to museums in China & Hong Kong. 

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13 minutes ago, alsancle said:

 

Judge Cassini's pontoon fendered Dietrich.   Only known car built like that.

 

 

 

I'm actually not a huge fan of the back of the car.

 

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Agreed regarding the back. Twin rear spares don't do it justice.

 

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It is small compared to what you think it would be and what they show it as on TV or pictures. One of the amazing things to me anyway, it seems no matter where you view it from in the room she appears to be looking at you. Even so it doesn’t look distorted the way some pictures do viewed from different sides. Not overrated but many others are more appealing in my goofy opinion. A iron prewar classic has more appeal to me. 
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Packards are fabulous cars, almost as good as Pierce-Arrows.  Now that I've kept the thread on track....

 

One of the most incredible paintings I've ever seen in person is rated somewhere in the 400 range of the finest paintings of all time, with Mona Lisa consistently being number one.

 

We were at the Alte Pinakothek art museum in Munich, I rounded the corner and was stopped dead in my tracks by "The Battle of Alexander At Issus" by Albrecht Altdorfer.  Not a household name, this is by far the most fantastic piece of artwork I've ever seen.  One can walk by Monet and Van Gogh and others, but it takes a lot to have someone stop and study a painting for half an hour, as I did this one, and my wife had to drag me away from it.  The detail is beyond belief, each little soldier is detailed beyond what can be described.

 

My point is that if you look at art, don't just look at the most popular, search for what speaks to you.  This is easily said of cars too, of course.

 

The Battle of Alexander at Issus by Albrecht Altdorfer | Paintings Reproductions | Most-Famous-Paintings.com (most-famous-paintings.com)       

 

 

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I apologize for posting a picture of a Plastic Packard, I was looking for the picture of the 1932 Buick, and found

the Plastic Packard first.  Go back and look at the Buick with Corvette driveline.  I bet all of us (Most) would love

to own it.

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42 minutes ago, Paul Dobbin said:

I apologize for posting a picture of a Plastic Packard, I was looking for the picture of the 1932 Buick, and found

the Plastic Packard first.  Go back and look at the Buick with Corvette driveline.  I bet all of us (Most) would love

to own it.

 

Paul, I'm out on that.   Crate motor installs are just lazy.   I would appreciate it more if they at least stayed in brand and put a nail head in it

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3 hours ago, alsancle said:

 

Paul, I'm out on that.   Crate motor installs are just lazy.   I would appreciate it more if they at least stayed in brand and put a nail head in it

    I have to agree and probably would have used a Buick Grand National driveline.   I wondered how those

    wire wheels would work with all that power.   Also a V8 behind that narrow radiator presents challenges

    too, I know because my 35 Buick was only 22" wide and getting my Buick 8 in there with all the modern

    accessories was a narrowing project.

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