Saturday, January 29

Dakar Rally - now and then

Friday, January 21

Mac Motorcycles

Mac Motorcycles are the latest motorcycle design range consisting 4 bikes crafted by two British design studio Ellis Pitt and Xenephya Design. This development is an outcome of over 9 months of diligent effort of the design team. All the models comprise the same engine and feature 500 cubes of working volume. These concept designs are described by Ellis Pitt as an outcome of confusion between Italian motorcycle Chopper and some others. These concept models have been named as Spud, Peashooter, Ruby and Poarer and several hundreds of these are waiting to be launched as per the developers and further developments will take place on demand.

Saturday, January 15

Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon

Mercedes recently unveiled the G-Wagon LAPV 6.X Concept at the Eurosatory defense exposition in France. The LAPV 6.X Concept is an armored military version of the legendary sport-utility vehicle. Mercedes-Benz equipped this G-Wagon LAPV 6.X land monster with a diesel engine that is protected tighter then Fort Knox and encased in armor plating and enough power to carry 2,866 lbs of cargo while hitting a top speed of 150 kilometers per hour (93 mph). Beneath the armor is an adjustable suspension with 18 inches of ground clearance ensuring that it will not be obstructed.

Thursday, January 6

Sniper - a story old as time

(See Harold Marshall - Canadian Sniper post)

German sniper

Russian sniper, Battle of Stalingrad, October 1942

The legend of the turkish female sniper at Gallipoli,
between 25 April 1915 and 9 January 1916

Pvt. Leo R. Hahn, sniper, Intelligence Section,
127th Inf., 32nd Division, in trench at Benholz, Alsace, 1 July 1918

Queen's University WWI Collection 3692, Box 4, File 37

Canadian Sniper

WWI sniper

Waffen SS Sniper in Cammo 1941

Vassili Grigorievich Zaitsev

Vassili Zaitsev leads 2 sniper students - winter of 1942 Stalingrad

The Soviet sniper Maxim Passar. 1942

Wednesday, January 5

Algerian Café in time and oil

Outdoor café, Algeria - 1979

Moorish coffee house, Algiers, Algeria, ca. 1899
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

Arabs at a café, Algiers, Algeria, 1899

Frederick Arthur Bridgman
Café at Biskra, Algeria,1884
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Almehs Playing Chess in a Café
Jean-Léon Gérôme

Sabre Dance in a Café, 1875
Jean Léone Gérôme
oil on canvas/huile sur toile
from 2007 at Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York