Oh Jane

by filip on October 24, 2013

EuroSunday Meet 2/19/2012

by filip on February 21, 2012

Good turn out for todays EuroSunday meet in Blackhawk. Saw my first 991 Porsche since they were just released, and someone brought a F30 3-series that’s not quite hit these shores yet.

 

 

First road trip in the S4 Avant

by filip on November 2, 2011

I’ve always wanted an Audi Avant, but with a manual transmission, ohhh and a V8 doesn’t hurt either.

We got away last weekend to the high sierras for our first road trip in the car. Hit up some great hikes, killer views and awesome driving roads.

 

 

 

Inside Sagrada Familia

by filip on June 15, 2011

Inside Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia

by filip on June 14, 2011

I usually hate getting dragged to see old churches but Sagrada Familia was something else, truly a structural marvel. I’m not sure anything in the world comes close to this in terms of architecture. The outside is nice enough but the inside was mind-boggling.

Location:Carrer del Cid,Barcelona,Spain

Barcelona day one

by filip on June 13, 2011

Today’s mission was to visit Sagrada Familia and get the touristy things out of the way. Some pics from a few sights on the way.

Location:Rue de Cluny,Paris,France

First evening in Barcelona

by filip on June 13, 2011

We arrived at our hotel named chic&basic in La Ramblas which lived up to it’s name quite nicely. It’s crazy how late the sun stays up in Europe, even in Barcelona. We walked the hood and had a typical Barcelona night, dinner at 10:30 then we sat in a pla├ža and people watched. It felt like midnight but we went to bed at 2am.

Location:Carrer del Cid,Barcelona,Spain

The 118d

by filip on June 13, 2011

After driving some 1600 km (994 miles) in our little bimmer I felt it deserved a mention on this blog because it made a great travel car. I remember when we first picked it up and I couldn’t believe how bad the electronic steering was, something car critics mention about all the latest gen BMWs. But overall the handling was solid, it tackled the Pyrenees with great enthusiasm and I really enjoyed driving it. I was afraid it would feel hopelessly slow, but the large torque that turbo diesel engines provide always gave it enough grunt to pull out of hairpin turns. It felt decently quick, it only felt lacking going 140kph up a hill in 6th where it ran out of steam. The hatch fit our two suitcases perfectly and I love that Europeans still drive manuals.

Location:Passatge de Gutenberg,Barcelona,Spain

Guggenheim

by filip on June 12, 2011

We were dropping off our rental car in Bilbao which is home to the famous Guggenheim museum. Unfortunately we had a flight to catch so we didn’t have time to go in but just seeing the outside was worth the trip.

Location:Passatge de Gutenberg,Barcelona,Spain

Last of the French countryside

by filip on June 12, 2011

Just a couple pics as we left Gascony. The last pic is in Bayonne which is in the Pays Basque region.

Location:Passatge de Gutenberg,Barcelona,Spain