" A photo is a return ticket to a moment in time"

Monday, 1 September 2014

Rust and Ruin ........


 
~   definitely rusted but maybe not totally ruined   ~
 
This is my contribution to
City Daily Photo's
"Rust & Ruin"
 

 
I spotted this lovely old mobylette
and couldn't help but take a pic
I don't know the make or model of the bike
but hopefully one of our CDP contributors
will be able to enlighten me
 
To see what others have found rusted and ruined
in their corner of the world - click on the CPD website and enjoy. 
 

19 comments:

paul said...

And certainly good for a photo - especially given this month's theme!

Stephanie said...

Great capture!

Joe said...
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Joe said...

I don't know what make or model it is either Dianne but I think it should be called "Indy" or "Indiana" when in trouble.

Fun60 said...

The seat and wheels still look in reasonable order!

Stefan Jansson said...

Long time parking.

Zosia said...

It is a beautiful and classic specimen. Great contribution to City Daily Photoblog.

Arija said...

It certainly was someone's pride and joy and could definitely be resuscitated.

EG CameraGirl said...

I bet it still works fine even though it could use some TLC.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

"Mobylette" was the trade name of the French manufacturer Motobecane. It looks like a model from the early 1960s. A friend of mine had one for ears; nothing much stops them, least of all a little rust!

Dianne said...

John: thanks for that info ... The badge has an M on it so that would be for Motobecane. It looks very French.

Birdman said...

I bet it still motors too. Motorbikes... love em.

Joan Elizabeth said...

It's beautiful.

Blois Daily Photo said...

Great specimen but I haven't seen anything like it in France. Motobécane's insignia is quite different. That guard bit at the front and the saddle are quite unique. I'm wondering if it's not a local model made by an enterprising immigrant!

Cloudia said...

My biker's heart thumped!



ALOHA from Honolulu
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Jack said...

A bit of sanding and paint and it is as good as new.

William Kendall said...

A splendid example. It'll need some work!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I'm in love with that little yellow rusty Mobylette Dianne.. sweetest find for the theme!

Babzy said...

nice one ! :)

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