In a previous blogpost, I wrote about my Package from the Netherlands. My great Facebook friend “Dutch” sent me 12 old Matchbox models and asked for nothing in return except for some pictures taken of the models here in Georgia (the country not the state).
1. Citroen SM 2.DeTomaso Pantera 3.BMC 1800 Pininfarina 4. Mercedes 230SL 5. Iso Grifo 6. Ferrari Berlinetta 7. Ford Zodiac MkIV 8. Mercedes 300SE 9. Renault 17TL 10. Lamborghini Miura 11. Mazda RX500 12. Lamborghini Marzal
It was such a generous gift and throughout February, I’ve been taking each model out and taking photographs, so now I have a photo of each with diverse Georgian backgrounds. Let’s have a look…
I didn’t take the cars out in any particular order, the first out was the Mercedes 230SL.
Then we had the DeTomaso Pantera outside Kashveti Church.
The BMC 1800 Pininfarina was the only model taken out of Tbilisi, I had some fun taking photographs of the BMC with Snow Groomer at the ski resort of Bakuriani.
The Citroen SM was pictured outside the terminus of the funicular railway.
The Mazda RX500 is pictured on Rustaveli Avenue outside the Marriott Hotel.
The Lamborghini Marzal, I placed on a bench on which is written “Tbilisi” in Georgian characters “თბილისი”.
My favourite casting the Iso Grifo like the Mazda RX500 was captured in Rustaveli Avenue, the Tbilisi Champs d’Elysees.
The Mercedes 300SE and Renault 17TL were shot with a background overlooking the northern part of Tbilisi.
It was back to Rustaveli Avenue to capture the Ford Zodiac MkIV, the tall rather ugly building in the background is the Biltmore Hotel.
For the Lamborghini Miura, I chose to take some shots in Jikia Cemetery on the outskirts of the city.
The final car is the Ferrari Berlinetta, which I took to Didi Dighomi yesterday, for this shot…
It has been a fun project, I hope you like the pictures.
დიდი მადლობა, Dutch.
Dank je, Dutch.