A special occasion

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As I was walking, the other day, at the port of Nafplio, I saw an unusual gathering of cars on the pier. Actually it is a spot that cars are not allowed to park so I figured that it was a special occasion. And special it was! More than a dozen antique cars, all shining and in excellent condition, they made themselves the attraction of the evening!

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The location wasn't ideal but the sun was about to set and a soft warm light was lightening the scene. I often wonder why things used to be so beautiful, much more than the modern ones. Is it just a nostalgic filter over our perception or is it that the aesthetic values of our society has been sacrificed to the concept of practical and economical?

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There were cars that were very expensive and status symbol, in their youth, like Jaguar and Mercedes but also more humble ones like Citroen, Opel or Volvo. All of them totally beautiful!

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My personal favorite was the MG above. Just looking at it was enough to make me daydreaming of another era!

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I took so many pictures and it is so hard to choose the keepers. They all look great to me and I am afraid I'll get you bored with all this shots in one post, but I can't help it :)

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Of course I wasn't the only one to stop by and admire them. I think that almost all the people that went for a walk that evening payed their respect to those fabulous samples of industrial beauty. Wouldn't you?

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This post is my contribution for the #SublimeSunday, instigated by @c0ff33a, and the #beautifulsunday, hosted by @ace108!

Enjoy your Sunday!

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All the pictures and the words are mine.

Thank you for reading and if you want to know more about me you can check out my introduction post.

Commenting, upvoting and rebloging are highly appreciated!



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What a nice photo shoot. I'm not a car lover but can appreciate these old pieces. The filter you used is just perfect. May I know what app you are working with?

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Driving with them takes you back decades. Sometimes it is depressing and sometimes it evokes sweet memories. Maybe it's better to travel back in time!

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Thank you very much for stopping by @smith65 and sharing your thoughts :)

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Ahhh😀😀 Vintage cars...
The preset matches these cars perfectly, giving it that vintage feeling.

The textures, colors and shapes of these cars always amaze me, it's just a master piece 🧩.

I love the front and close up shots, thanks for sharing ❤️

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I am glad you like them, thank you for stopping by :)

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Your photos are so good, that the most of the could be card postal!

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Thank you very much, I am glad you like them :)

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You didn't mention in your post that this Citroen is @traisto's car. But I know it is, because of the hat 😂

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Haha, I tried to keep it a secret but you are a true detective :)

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Amazing photography and stunning cars man, glad you had a great time!
Those Citroens aged very well, still looking fabulous.
I spy with my little aye something tat starts with P... or 9...
gorgeous early Porsche 924 turbo

rawr!

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Haha, you saw it, although I didn't highlight it :)
I am glad you liked them!

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I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!

#MGDreaming


PS. Classic cars excite me!
My heart is singing 😍

#TheyDontMakeCarsThisGoodAnymore

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe...and I would be happy with any one of these ❤️🙌

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Haha, so much excitement?
I am glad you enjoyed it so much :)

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Haha! Yes indeed!
I think I was born in the wrong era.
I'm pleased that I stumbled upon your post:))))
Have a nice day 😊

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Fantastic photos and beautiful cars. I've never seen that Volvo before. Too many to choose from but the old Jags are just sex on wheels and I love the Citroen DS5. Theres a dealer near me in Bangkok has a couple in concours condition.

What's really nice is that they actually use them for these wonderful classic car rallies.

Thanks for sharing :-)

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What's really nice is that they actually use them for these wonderful classic car rallies.

Yes, that's amazing, isn't it?
Thank you very much for stopping by @nathen007 :)

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It's strange to see how these designs went from modern, to dated, to downright old and worthless in some cases, to being seen as desirable classics now.

Unfortunately, the modern global maze of regulations probably plays a role in the stagnation of auto design. It seems like every sedan (saloon?) and compact SUV looks like the same silhouette these days. Style has been strangled in red tape.

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Style has been strangled in red tape.

So true and so unfortunate!

Thank you for stopping by, @jacobtothe :)

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Very nice collection and edits of the images posted in this post well done keep it up 👍

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Looks like a great classic cars display event. It's always a treat to see them.

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Wow, it's just incredible retro cars demonstration😍😍😍

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