Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Daily photo

Ready to fly. :D

Skateboarder Magazine - 'The Killing Season'

Skateboarder Magazine - 'The Killing Season' from Patrik Wallner on Vimeo. This is my Vietnam. This video makes me remember my vespa trip riding through Vietnam in Feb, 2012.

Some old pictures

Spain (Vigo) 1987.
Photographer: Cristina García Rodero

England (Brighton) Rocker 1964.
Photographer: George Rodger

Italy (Naples 1966)
Photographer Bruno Barbey

Italy (Palermo 1966)
Photographer Bruno Barbey

Italy 1963.
Photographer: Rene Burri

Iran 1997.
Photographer: Abbas

Monday, August 20, 2012

Vietnam on two wheels

Scooter traffic on road. Saigon June 1968

U.S. tanks, 25th Division take position to defend Tan Son Nhut Air Base; Saigon June 1968

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Vietnam on two wheels

24 Dec 1966, Saigon, Vietnam --- Tourist Vantage Point. Saigon: For war-watchers, a favorite spot is the rooftop of Saigon's Caravelle Hotel, from which there is an unparalleled view of rocket fire over Tan Son Nhut Airport. About 46,000 tourists have come to South Vietnam in 1966, not to get away from it all, but to go where the action is.

14 Apr 1968, Hue, South Vietnam --- Hue, South Vietnam. Miscellaneous views ten weeks after the Tet Offensive fighting of civilians continuing their activities on the rubble-filled streets.

05 Nov 1968, Saigon, South Vietnam --- Saigon, South Vietnam.Vietnamese demonstrators, protesting the halt in the U.S. bombing of North Vietnam, parade with a sign during a demonstration near the American embassy. The sign translates, "We protest the unilateral decision made by President Johnson." An estimated 2,000 persons joined the bombing halt protest. 

We are the MOD

This is an awesome picture i found today.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Lambretta Girl

Another collection about lambretta girl. :D

Lambretta Advertising

I really love old advertising posters of Vespa, Lambretta. But there's something wrong in this poster. Maybe those wo made this poster didnt know how to ride a scooter. Does anyone have the same opinion with me?

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Vietnam on two wheels

Saigon 1969 - Lê Lợi - Pasteur cross

SAIGON 1965 - Flags recognizing countries assisting in the Viet Nam war

 SAIGON 1965 - Downtown Saigon looking East from Rex Hotel

Saigon 1969 - Nguyễn Huệ street

Vietnam on two wheels

In the past Vietnam had a lot of scooters. Every pictures i saw, i always saw a scooter in this. Today i create a new collections like Daily photo, Vietnam on two wheels ( i mean vespa, lambretta, Gumi...).
Here is some pictures:

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Monday, August 6, 2012

Youth Culture - Mods & Rockers 1960s - 1970s

Youth Culture - Mods - Late 1950s to Mid 1960s
Mod (from modernist) is a subculture that originated in London, England in the late 1950s and peaked in the early-to-mid 1960s.
Significant elements of the mod subculture include: fashion (often tailor-made suits); pop music, including African American soul, Jamaican ska, and British beat music and R&B; and Italian motor scooters.
The original mod scene was also associated with amphetamine-fuelled all-night dancing at clubs. From the mid-to-late 1960s onwards, the mass media often used the term mod in a wider sense to describe anything that was believed to be popular, fashionable or modern.
There was a mod revival in the United Kingdom in the late 1970s, which was followed by a mod revival in North America in the early 1980s, particularly in Southern California.

Coffee bars were attractive to youths, because in contrast to typical British pubs, which closed at about 11 pm, they were open until the early hours of the morning. Coffee bars had jukeboxes, which in some cases reserved some of the space in the machines for the students' own records. In the late 1950s, coffee bars were associated with jazz and blues, but in the early 1960s, they began playing more R&B music.
By the summer of 1966, the mod scene was in sharp decline. Dick Hebdige argues that the mod subculture lost its vitality when it became commercialised, artificial and stylised to the point that new mod clothing styles were being created "from above" by clothing companies and by TV shows like Ready Steady Go!, rather than being developed by young people customising their clothes and mixing different fashions together.
As psychedelic rock and the hippie subculture grew more popular in the United Kingdom, many people drifted away from the mod scene. Bands such as The Who and Small Faces had changed their musical styles and no longer considered themselves mods.
Another factor was that the original mods of the early 1960s were getting into the age of marriage and child-rearing, which meant that they no longer had the time or money for their youthful pastimes of club-going, record-shopping and scooter rallies.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

On any Sunday: Hồ Tràm beach

Last weekend, i went to Ho Tram beach with my girlfriend. With me, it's not far enough for a great trip (130km from HCMC), just ride because i didn't ride in a month. So sad that Ho Tram beach isn't beautiful as people told. I even couldn't find a normal hotel to live, no activity at night. So i didn't shoot any pictures in that place.

Chi Vespa mangia le mele

One of the most talked about campaigns in terms of classic motorcycling referred was the one made by Gilberto Filippetti, the company's creative Leader Florence, for the Vespa brand between 1968 and 1971. At that time, Italy breathed new life that gradually transform an agricultural town in an industrial and craftsman, who made ​​youth represent them a new category of transition. And this is where the creative
Vespa into action, young people saw the Vespa as a symbol of the conquest of a new freedom, which was expressed in all aspects of life. 

It was time for the hippies, the "flower children". Recall that we were in the year '68 and the student revolts were in full swing, youth challenged with protest signs for a new freedom. So the new campaign for Vespa, entrusted to Filippetti was based on this concept, decided to start the sentence with "Chi" (who), an innovation that would be widely adopted within Italian advertising that transformed the noun "Vespa" in the verb "vespare" Chi Vespa mangia he mele (chi non Vespa not). Resulting in Vespea who eat the apple ...