January 18, 2010

Formal Mini

It's not everyday that I see a Mini Cooper on the streets of Manila either. Don't you think that it complements last week's party pug so well? It's not surprising because they're owned by the same person. These two photos were from last year's Ateneo de Manila University's sesquicentennial launch in Intramuros and I had forgotten about them until I decided to organize my files two weekends ago. The Mini Cooper was part of the classic car motorcade but came late and wasn't parked in front of the Manila Cathedral. I remember that I didn't include it in my post about the classic cars because its orientation vis-à-vis the street was different. (Yes, I admit that I can be O-C about stuff like that.)

Mini Cooper

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22 comments:

arabesque said...

haha, talk about being o.c, i'm one of them too! ^0^
hmmm, you definitely don't see one here. very posh s should say, ^0^

Chuck Pefley said...

A lovely restoration! And lucky me, I get to see a Mini, albeit a newer one, in my drive-way every day -:)

The TEFL Don said...

Hilda a classic which reminds me of my younger days and my first Mini in the UK. Thanks for waking the grey matter.

brattcat said...

Great angle for a very cute car and such interesting reflections.

gogouci said...

There's only one real Mini - and it's the one shown above ;-)

Louis la Vache said...

Ah! One of the ORIGINAL Minis! ;-)

Ursel said...

I must have missed your post about the classic cars. So I went back and checked it out too. Love the cars, including the Mini. The new Mini is one of my favorite cars in the city.

Don and Krise said...

Hi Hilda,
We were tagged by NikonSniper to provide answers to 8 questions, then tag 8 others. Guess what? Yep, you've been tagged. You can check over at our blog for the questions, then please let us know when you've posted your answers.

Thanks in advance for being a good sport.

Mirela said...

I love it! :) There are quite a few of the new Minis around here...

Olivier said...

une voiture mythique, qui rappelle les vieux films italiens. j'adore cette voiture

Misalyn said...

Bagay nga sila ng adorable pug ahaha, baka ang may -ari 'mini' rin .

Binabasa ko yung tweeter update mo, pahinga po kayo. If hindi contraindicated inom kayo ng antacid at least man lang kahit yung stomach nyo eh maproteksyunan.

I hope you'll feel better by tom. Sleep well po.

the donG said...

i badly want a mini cooper. one time i had the chance to ride one, and can't believe for of us fit in.

Eki said...

Oh i LOVE Mini! They are so cute!

James Mark said...

We've had three minis, a pickup, a traveller and a clubman, but with two boys chewing their knees in the back seat, had to change to something more family friendly. Nice shot of this one - none of ours were this smart!

Leif Hagen said...

Odd but cute! Did you hug it, Hilda?

Unseen Rajasthan said...

What a Beautiful Old Car !! My Maternal Grandfather used to have one somemore similar to this one !! Great

cieldequimper said...

Hello Hilda! There are more and more of them here despite the quite high price!

I should never have sold my OLD, real, Mini!

Clueless in Boston said...

Nice odd shot. I like the angle and composition of your photo.

VP said...

This was a very popular car here time ago, I'm not sure if there are still some around...

Cezar and Léia said...

Here they're rather common... And often come with the British flag painted on the roof! :) Maybe 'cause it hails from there...
God bless you!
Cezar

Andreea said...

This a beautiful car and by all appearances in mint condition. Nice find.

traveller said...

As B would say "it's the original mini!" We have this bet going on about who spots the most originals...but I forget what the bet was about. Really love your compositions!