Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Inspiration: Mercedes

Our first full day in Germany wasn't so "hot"- it was cool and rainy so Dad, Andrew and I headed to the Mercedes Museum for six hours. Yes, you heard me correctly. S-I-X H-O-U-R-S of automobile and world history, famous vehicles and insanely cool museum layouts :)

Sorry I didn't take the picture back far enough so I had to paste the two together- the building is MUCH larger than it looks!

This looks like something from Star Trek! In Mercedes you start at the top of the building and work your way down...

It's only appropriate to be greeted by a horse when you get off the elevator. Afterall this was how man moved around the world for centuries before cars. I know, hard to believe!

After the horse you were transported into the invention of the modern engine and automobile. As I don't know all the facts (my dad and brother were spouting off statistics and names constanty) about cars I spent my afternoon inspired by cool shapes, textures and my love for details...

This was from a bus used in the mid 50-60's in Argentina... who would have known!

I love the faces! Had this car been a person her name would have been Roberta- round and happy!

Do you remember the Vanderbilt family? Here is Mr. Vanderbilt's Mercedes, this just so happens to be the oldest Mercedes in existence! Yep, from an American family.

I told you this building was incredible! I know it's won a few international awards too!

Of course, here's Andrew (my brother) who is all smiles after spending the day with these priceless gems! The next day we headed to my favorite... Porche!


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