March 21, 2010

Made In GDR


Inspiriert von Chuck aus Seattle habe ich auch eine interessante "Zeitreise" gemacht. Im Vordergrund ist der  Wartburg, allerdings schon mit 4-Takt-Motor, zu sehen. Schräg gegenüber das Auto mit dem Stern. Welch Unterschied...
Inspired by Chuck from Seattle I've made a time travel too. In the foreground you can see a car named "Wartburg". The name derives from the Wartburg Castle in Eisenach, Thuringia. This car was built in Eisenach. By contrast there is a Mercedes car cater-cornered.

5 comments:

Jørgen Carlsen said...

Interesting to see a Wartburg again - it is long time ago. I would prefer the Mercedes, but they are very expensive in Denmark because of the taxes. To buy one car we have to pay the price of three!

Abraham said...

The name, Wartburg, is interesting by itself. In English the "wart" is a growth on your body somewhere something like a mole but more raised up. Most people try to remove them. So the name would bring those memories to mind over here and people would steer away from them.

Chuck Pefley said...

It's always nice to see history on the street, isn't it? This Wartburg looks pretty plain and simple by today's design standards, yet I suspect when it was new it was considered quite modern, though probably not "chic".

I've heard of the Wartburg, but don't think I've ever seen one.

Louis la Vache said...

(GRIN)
«Louis» must show this to B SQUARED, infamous around the blogosphere for his advocacy of the Yugo!

Leif Hagen said...

I remember seeing those Wartburgs and Trabants in the DDR in 1987 while visiting a penpal in Eisenach (I dropped my camera in the Wartburg castle and broke the lens) and another penpal in Dresden. I took a photo of a Trabi in Ost-Berlin which someone had made into a flower planter. Very funny it was!